Deakin University Student Association (DUSA) Scholarships

Experiencing economic, social or geographic disadvantage can make it difficult to succeed in your study.

DUSA recognises that it's not always possible to afford the costs associated with being a student. The DUSA Scholarship allows you to get the resources you need to be successful in your studies.

Important dates

Applications open Tuesday 28 August 2018.

Applications close Tuesday 8 January 2019 5pm.


This scholarship is available for 1 year.

  • DUSA Gold membership 2019

Your choice of items up to the value of $3000:

  • iPad, tablet or laptop (three laptop options available)
  • prescribed text books (for enrolled units) supplied through the DUSA Bookshop
  • travel assistance (annual general parking permit/public transport/MYKI/fuel voucher)
  • Deakin Card which can be used for services such as printing, photocopying, binding and food purchases.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa
  • be a currently enrolled (continuing) student, enrolled full time in an undergraduate Bachelor or postgraduate Masters (Course Work) degree in a Commonwealth supported place
  • be able to demonstrate a combination of financial and social or geographical disadvantage
  • have a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 50.


If you are successful, you are required to provide a written statement in Trimester 1, 2019 highlighting the impact receiving this support has had on you personally and the potential benefit on your studies during the year for a case study and/or reporting purposes.

Your application

Supporting documents

To apply for this scholarship, you must supply:

  • evidence of any hardship you are experiencing
  • details of your living arrangements and employment (must include your annual income)
  • details of assets and savings (bank accounts etc.)
  • evidence of Centrelink income
  • confirmation of enrolment from Deakin University.

Read more about supporting documentation

Application tips

Applying for a scholarship isn't just about meeting the eligibility criteria.

It's a good idea to think about why you want a scholarship - it’s your opportunity to stand out from the crowd and be recognised for where you’ve come from and where you need to go.

Read our tips on applying for scholarships

How to apply

Apply direct to Deakin

You can apply for this scholarship directly through our Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal.

Visit our applicant portal

What happens next?

Your application will be assessed and ranked based on the details you provide and your supporting documentation.

You'll find out if you were successful usually within six weeks of the application closing date. You can see the status of your application via your Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal account.