Associate Degree Scholarships

If you are studying an Associate Degree of Education or an Associate Degree of Arts, this scholarship could be yours. Each year, Deakin awards a number of scholarships to students to assist with the financial costs of further education.

Value and duration


Cash payment of $500.


One-off payment.

Important dates

Opening date


Closing date



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, Australian permanent resident or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa
  • a commencing student enrolled for the first time at Deakin University in your first year of your studies in 2017
  • enrolled full time in an Associate Degree in Arts and Education at Melbourne Burwood Campus, Warrnambool Campus, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, Werribee Learning Centre, Craigieburn Learning Centre or Dandenong Learning Centre.

How to apply

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

You'll need to demonstrate the following:

  • motivation and commitment to study
  • career aspirations
  • evidence of work or community experience
  • capacity to successfully complete the course.

Visit our applicant portal and apply

How to write a successful application

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 5 top tips on applying for a scholarship

Supporting documentation

When applying for this scholarship, you'll need to supply evidence of your work and/or community experience.

Read more about supporting documentation

Finding out if you're successful

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 four weeks after the applications close.