Deakin Scholarship for Excellence - Juris Doctor

This scholarship is designed for students commencing in the Deakin Juris  Doctor (JD) course who show exceptional promise within or beyond their  academic achievements. Strong academic performance and/or excellence in  extracurricular activities, community service or leadership will hold  the key to success.

Important dates

Trimester 1 2019

Applications open Friday 26 October 2018.

Applications close Thursday 14 February 2019 5pm.


The scholarship is awarded for the normal full-time duration of the course.

$10,000 paid as cash or tuition fees per year, or a combination of both to the value of $10,000 per year – the choice is yours.

*If you are enrolled in a part time course load the payment amount will be prorated based on the number of credit points you study.

Eligibility criteria

All Deakin University scholarships have eligibility criteria.

Prospective candidates should ensure they meet all criteria before submitting their application.

To be eligible you must be:

  • an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa
  • a commencing student at Deakin University in M729 Juris Doctor in any trimester in the 2019 academic year (for Trimester 1 2019 applications)
  • enrolled in a minimum of 2 credit points per trimester
  • able to demonstrate achievement in one of the following:
    • a Weighted Average Mark (WAM)/Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 75 in previous undergraduate study
    • leadership experience
    • elite sports performance
    • community service
    • volunteer activities
    • the arts
    • any other achievement.

Consideration will be given to students experiencing financial or personal hardship.


Continued eligibility is subject to maintaining a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 65.

Your application

Supporting documents

As part of the application process you will also be required to provide supporting documentation.

Make sure you choose the correct Document type when you upload your documents as it will make a difference. If your documents are uploaded into the incorrect type they will not be considered when assessing your application. Remember it is quality, not quantity, which you need to provide. Aim to provide documents which are current, relevant and concise.

The supporting documentation required includes:

  • evidence of your leadership activities or community service achievement
  • evidence of your sporting or other achievements
  • evidence of your area of hardship (if applicable)

Late or incomplete documentation will not be accepted.

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, how it will help you and what you have to offer the Deakin community.

Read our top 5 tips on applying for a scholarship

How to apply

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 within six weeks of the application closing date. You can see the status of your application via your Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal account.