Higher Education Grant Applications Open Until 6 March 2020

Higher Education Grant Applications Open Until 6 March 2020

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner

Northern Territory Higher Education Grants

Victor P Taffa

Northern Territory Government is strengthening the Territory’s skills base, and helping keep Territory students in the Northern Territory.

Northern Territory Government is offering Higher Education Study Grants to those undertaking their first undergraduate degree in the Northern Territory.

“Territory Government is investing in Territorians by supporting them to further their knowledge and skills, to ensure locals can take up skilled job opportunities here in the Territory.” Chief Minister Michael Gunner said.

“1,446 Territory students received their Northern Territory Certificate of Education, a record-breaking Northern Territory figure with 116 of students receiving an ATAR in the top 10% of Australia. We want to harness this talent and allow it flourish the Northern Territory, in turn further growing our workforce and population.”

There are 20 higher education grants available in the 2020 program.

Valued at $5,000 the grants are used to assist students for much needed items such as textbooks and laptops, as well as contributing to course fees here in the Northern Territory.

Grants are also used as an incentive to encourage Northern Territory students to stay in the Territory and harness their skills base here.

Higher Education Grants are aimed at supporting our local graduates and create industry diversification and population growth in the Northern Territory.

Northern Territory will soon be known as a local and international student hub with the construction of the new Charles Darwin University CBD campus, creating an attractive city for students to stay, learn and work.

Applications for the Higher Education Grants close on 6 March 2020.

Abbreviations:

ATAR             Australian Tertiary Admission Rank