Faculty of Business and Law

Scholarships and Grants

Alfred Deakin Scholarships in Law

The Alfred Deakin Scholarships in Law were introduced in 2001, the year of celebrations for the centenary of Australian federation. Alfred Deakin, after whom the University is named, was not only Australia's second Prime Minister but also our first Attorney General.

Most appropriately, a small number of these scholarships will be awarded to the highest scoring students admitted to the Bachelor of Laws, as a single degree or combined with another degree such as the BA/LLB, BA (International Studies)/LLB, BCom/LLB and BSc/LLB.

Value

These scholarships provide up to $2800 per year for four years of an LLB or five years of a combined law course, subject to academic performance, and the support of an academic mentor from the Law School.

Duration

The four years of an LLB or five years of a combined law degree (pro rata)

Number per year

Up to seven per year

To be eligible students must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa
  • Be a commencing student (current Year 12) enrolled in a Bachelor of Laws, as a single degree or combined with another degree such as the BA/LLB, BA (International Studies)/LLB, BCom/LLB and BSc/LLB at the Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waterfront Campus or the Warrnambool Campus.

Selection Criteria

Academic excellence based on the ATAR achieved across Melbourne Burwood Campus, the Geelong Waterfront Campus and the Warrnambool campus with at least one scholarship awarded per campus.

How to apply

Students who apply to Bachelor of Laws, as a single degree or combined with another degree such as the BA/LLB, BA(International Studies)/LLB, BCom/LLB and BSc/LLB on their VTAC course application will automatically be considered for this scholarship.

For further information please contact the School of Law.

Closing date

VTAC timely applications for 2014 close 5pm 27 September 2013.

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

5th August 2013