Regional Journalism Scholarships Program

The Commonwealth Government's Regional Journalism Scholarships Program supports students and graduates from regional areas of Australia to take up opportunities to study journalism. It is designed to assist Scholarship recipients to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to operate effectively as journalists in the contemporary news media industry, and be job-ready at the completion of their studies.


Two scholarships are available for 2019




Opens: Thursday 10th January 2019
Closes: Monday 4th March 2019 4:00pm (Australian WST)


This scholarship is paid over a 3 year period: Payments will be made directly in to the successful recipient's nominated bank account, in equal instalments in Week 7 or 8 of Semester 1 and Semester 2 in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

These payments are subject to acceptance and ongoing compliance with the terms and conditions.


To apply for this scholarship you must:

  • Be intending to enrol, or be a first year student enrolled full-time in the Bachelor degree program of Communication (Journalism) by the 30th June 2019.
  • Be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident, holder of a permanent humanitarian visa, or a New Zealand Citizen living in Australia.
  • Must reside in, or have significant connection to, a regional or remote area. "Significant connection to" means that you previously resided in a regional or remote area for a total of at least three out of the last five years or completed your final two years of schooling in a high school or college in a regional or remote area.
  • Not be receiving any other scholarship funds from the Commonwealth, or a State or Territory government or other body.
More info:

*you must continue to satisfy the criteria to be considered a regional or remote student

How to apply

1 Download and complete the application form
2 Email the following documents to
  • Completed application form
  • Proof of residency or significant connection to a regional or remote area. This may include one of the following documents:
    • Copies of school reports for Years 11 and 12
    • A letter from an individual in the community confirming residency in the area
  • A personal statement of no more than one page discussing your passion for journalism and why you believe you would be a good scholarship recipient

What happens next?

All applications are ranked against each other in a careful assessment of the combination of each of the criteria.

Applicants will be contacted by the Scholarships Office via the email address registered in MyInfo.