Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program

Scholarship Details
High School Leavers Rural

High school leavers, First year students, Second year students, Third year and above, Honours year students, Postgraduate students


Aus Citizen/Aus Permanent Resident


The RRES program was announced in 2016 as part of the Australian Government's election commitment to improve access, educational opportunities and attainment for regional and remote Australians by supporting undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational education and training students.

Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships (RRES) provide up to $18,000 to students undertaking study at the Certificate IV to PhD level. A further $500 is available for students who undertake a relevant internship.

Students may be studying on campus or online from six months full-time up to eight years part-time.

Further Information

Eligibility requirements

RRES is available to students who:
  • Have a permanent home address in a regional or remote area, as defined by the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2016)
  • Meet Australian citizenship or residency requirements
  • Are commencing a new course of study in the same year as the relevant scholarship round
  • Can provide evidence of financial need

Please refer to the following documentation: