Undergraduate Scholarships

Alfred Deakin Scholarships in Law and Business Dean's Scholars Program are merit based scholarships that are specifically related to undergraduate programs.

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.

Business Dean's Scholars Program

The Business Dean's Scholars Program is open to students of Commerce, Information Systems, Management, Property and Real Estate, Sport Management and Sport Development to recognise, reward and nurture high achieving students admitted to a business degree in the Faculty of Business and Law.

Each scholarship is worth $2800 per annum, paid half yearly. You must be enrolled full-time and maintain a high level of academic achievement.

You may select any undergraduate business course (excluding Law). Applicants may enroll in a combined course offered with another Faculty e.g.. Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce, however the scholarship will only apply to the Faculty of Business component of the combined course.

Value

Students admitted to the Business Dean's Scholars Program are provided with scholarship support of up to $2800 per annum, are prepared for advanced/Honours work, are provided mentor support and encouraged to accelerate their program.

Duration

Three/four years (pro-rata).

To be eligible students must:

  • be a current year 12 student
  • have completed units 3 and 4 with a study score of at least 35 in English (ESL) or 30 in any other English
  • apply for entry to the Business Dean's Scholars Program for their preferred campus through VTAC
  • complete the online Business Dean's Scholars Program Preference Form.

Applicants expecting to gain an ATAR of 90 or more are encouraged to apply.

Selection Criteria

Academic excellence based on the ATAR achieved.

How to apply

Applications to the Business Dean's Scholars Program are made through VTAC, listing the Business Dean's Scholars Program as a separate preference. Applicants must also lodge a Business Dean's Scholars Program Preference Form by 19 December 2014.

Closing date

Refer to VTAC for applications deadline. Please note the deadline for completing the Business Scholars Program Preference Form is 19 December 2014.

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