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Scholarship details

2022 - HDR Scholarship - Destination Australia Scholarship

Status: Closed

Applications open: 14/01/2022
Applications close: 31/10/2022

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About this scholarship

The Destination Australia Scholarship has been developed by the Australian Government to encourage students to study in regional Australia whilst receiving a high quality learning experience. The scholarship is available to mining and metallurgy students who will be completing their full degree at the Curtin Kalgoorlie campus. 

Whilst studying at Curtin Kalgoorlie, students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience, learn from experts, and build industry networks. The Kalgoorlie campus also provides access to modern accommodation, a gym, outdoor recreation spaces and a thriving student social club. 

Applications are open until scholarships are exhausted. 

  • Future Students
  • Faculty of Science & Engineering
    • Western Australian School of Mines (WASM)
  • Higher Degree by Research
  • International Student
  • Merit Based

This Destination Australia Scholarship is valued at $15,000 per annum for the expected duration of the eligible course, up to four years.

  • The scholarship will be paid as a cash stipend of $7,500 per semester.

Scholarship Details

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Mining and Metallurgical Engineering)
  • Master of Philosophy (Mining and Metallurgical Engineering)

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be considered for the Destination Australia PhD Scholarship:

  • Commencing Doctor of Philosophy (Mining and Metallurgical Engineering) or Master of Philosophy (Mining and Metallurgical Engineering) at Curtin Kalgoorlie in semester 1 or 2, 2022
  • Reside in Kalgoorlie for the duration of their eligible course
  • Full-time student
  • Willing to provide a testimonial to be used for promotion and reporting purposes
  • Willing to engage with your regional community, networking, professional and/or personal development opportunities offered through your regional campus
  • For international students: maintain a Student Visa for the duration of the scholarship in order to ensure protection under the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000.


Students who completed their undergraduate / postgraduate degrees in Bentley / Kalgoorlie campus and will be commencing their new course (the eligible courses above) in Kalgoorlie campus in 2022 are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Application process

Step 1: Download application form

  • Application form can be accessed on the top right-hand side of this page

Step 2: Complete

  • Complete the application form

Step 3: Submit

  • Print, sign and submit your application form via email or post.
  • Closing date is listed at the top of the page
  • Incomplete applications will not be assessed

Step 4: Receipt

  • Application receipt will be sent to your student email once your application has been submitted

Step 5: Assessment

  • Applications will be assessed by an assessment panel using the following criteria:
    • Responses to questions in application form
    • Academic merit

Step 6: Outcome

  • Outcome will be sent via email supplied in the scholarship application
  • All unsuccessful and successful applicants will be notified

Step 7: Acceptance

  • Successful applicants must accept the terms and conditions by the deadline

Please note:

  • Scholarship will be awarded if there are applicants of sufficient merit
  • Scholarship will commence from the semester of study for which the scholarship was awarded
  • Scholarship is not transferable to another major, course, campus or university

Enrolment Requirements

Recipients must meet all of the following:

  • Remain enrolled in the eligible course at Curtin Kalgoorlie campus
  • Maintain a full time study load each study period
  • Reside in Kalgoorlie for the duration of their course
  • Must maintain satisfactory research progress


For further information please contact:


Research related & admission related questions

Graduate Research School


Phone: +61 8 9266 4906


Scholarship application related questions

Scholarships Office


T: 1300 222 888

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions

Further Information

For further information about applying for scholarships including important dates and tips for preparing your application, utilise the resources available on the Applying for Scholarships webpage.


Personal Information: Personal information will be managed in accordance with the Destination Australia 2022 Grant Opportunity Guidelines and Curtin University’s Privacy Statement. Applicants must read the Guidelines and Privacy Statement in conjunction with this website prior to applying for the scholarship.

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