$1.3m in student scholarship funding for SAE

Byron Bay

6 Nov 2019

Destination Australia



$1.3m in student scholarship funding for SAE

6 Nov 2019

SAE Creative Media Institute has been awarded almost $1.4 million in Australian Government funding to deliver 45 scholarships at its Byron Bay campus.

The Government’s Destination Australia Program, which aims to support the growth of regional Australia, provides scholarship funding for public and independent tertiary education providers that deliver high quality learning experiences in regional areas. 

The SAE scholarships will support international and domestic students residing in the region for the duration of their creative media studies. 

Executive General Manager of SAE Global, Lee Aitken, said the funding announcement was great news for the Institute and testament to the quality of education offered at its Byron Bay campus.

“SAE Byron Bay plays a significant role in meeting the study and skills needs of the local region and we have a fantastic track record in delivering exceptional student experiences,” he said.

“These scholarships will not only open opportunities for students who may otherwise not be able to access a quality education, but will also help us to attract high potential and high achieving students to our region.” 

Byron Bay has the largest proportion of creative industry professionals in regional Australia, while the NSW Northern Rivers has the highest number of creative practitioners and businesses outside of Australia’s capital cities. 

Mr Aitken said SAE supported the local creative community by offering innovative, hands-on programs that help students develop technical and entrepreneurial skills. These range from certificate programs in specific creative media disciplines to the recently launched Masters of Creative Industries.

The Destination Australia Scholarships will be available to new students commencing in February 2020. More information about the scholarships, including application criteria, will be available later in the year. To register your interest, contact 1800 723 338.