Deakin Scholarship for Excellence

Aimed at both undergraduates and postgraduates, this scholarship is designed for students who show exceptional promise within or beyond their academic achievements. Strong academic performance or excellence in extracurricular activities, sport, community service or leadership will hold the key to success.

Value and duration

Value

Undergraduate Studies

$5000 paid as cash or towards student contributions (tuition fees) per year, or a combination of both to the value of $5000 per year - the choice is yours!

Postgraduate Studies

$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!

Duration

The scholarship is awarded for the normal full time duration of the course.  Different study load rules apply to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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

Important dates

Trimester 2 2017
Applications Open

12 June 2017

Trimester 2 2017
Applications Close

18 July 2017

Eligibility

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 the holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa
  • a commencing or currently enrolled student at Deakin University in an undergraduate bachelor degree or postgraduate course in any trimester/semester in the 2017 academic year
  • bachelor and honours students enrolled full time unless there are exceptional circumstances preventing full time study, or postgraduate students enrolled in at least two credit points
  • able to demonstrate achievement in one of the following:
    • an ATAR of at least 85
    • a Weighted Average Mark (WAM)/Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 80 in previous tertiary 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.

How to apply

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

Visit our applicant portal and apply

One application for three scholarships:

If you follow the steps and select the 'Deakin Funded Scholarships Program' option your application will automatically be considered for the Vice-Chancellor's Academic Excellence Scholarship, Deakin Scholarship for Excellence and Deakin Student Support Scholarship in the selection process. This reduces the number of scholarships you have to apply for and increases your chances of receiving a Deakin scholarship.

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 more about the Vice-Chancellor's Academic Excellence Scholarship.

Supporting documentation

As part of the application process you will also be required to upload 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:

  • two referee statements
  • evidence of your leadership activities or community service achievement
  • evidence of your sporting or other achievements

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 may also be invited to attend an interview to chat about your application. 

At the latest, you will know the outcome of your application within four weeks of the July closing date.  Submit your application early.