Deakin STEM Scholarship

Deakin University, Australia, is working to help the innovators of tomorrow achieve their potential. The Deakin Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Scholarship is a 20 percent scholarship for international students applying for undergraduate, postgraduate coursework in the disciplines of Architecture and Built Environment, Engineering, Information Technology, Science or Environment.

Value and duration


20% of your student contributions (tuition fees). 

Payments will be applied to your fee record after each applicable census date.


Normal course duration*

*Recipients must continue to meet eligibility requirements during their Deakin studies to continue receiving this scholarship; see eligibility criteria below. Other fees not covered by this scholarship may apply. The scholarship will not be applied to study beyond the normal duration of the course (whether because of additional units undertaken or repeated units).

Important dates

Opening dateNow open for Trimester 2, 2017 (10 July)
Closing dateTrimester 3 2018 (6 November)

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible you must:

  • be a citizen from China, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka or Vietnam
  • meet the entry requirements for their course, including English language requirements
  • maintain a weighted average mark (WAM) of least 65% during each year of study in order to maintain the scholarship for the following year (across 8 credit points)
  • be studying an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework Deakin degree in Architecture, Construction Management, Engineering, Environment, Information Technology^ or Science. The Master of Science (Research) degree is also eligible.
  • achieve the relevant scores for your current program as detailed in the table below:

^ Please note that information systems courses and business analytics courses are not eligible for this scholarship. Double degrees are also not eligible for the STEM Scholarship, except for D364 - Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours), which is an eligible course.

Major Year 12 Equivalent Programs, Course Entry Requirements, STEP Scholarship Eligibility

Major Year 12 Equivalent Programs Course Entry Requirements STEM Scholarship Eligibilty
ATAR Clearly-in-ATAR 5 Points abvove the Clearly-in-ATAR
UK A Levels - Nigeria, Kenya and Pakistan 6 8 (2 Points above the entry)
A Levels- Sri Lanka 9 11 (2 Points above the entry)
International Baccalaureate (IB) 25 27 (2 Points higher than entry)
STPM-  Malaysia 2.7 3
High School (Gifted and Local) GPA out of 10 - Vietnam 8 8.2
Gaokao- China Tier one cut off score for their province Tier one cut off score for their province
Secondary School Certificate GPA out of 10 - Indonesia 8 8.2
Australian Foundation  65% 70%
Deakin College Diploma 50% 65%
Diploma at all other partners 60% 65%
Diploma from China 60% 72% Chinese WAM equiv to 65% Australian WAM
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) from the Canadian pre university (CPU or CIMP) programs offered in Malaysia65% from the overall six Grade 12 subjects70% from the overall six Grade 12 subjects
Completed UG with equivalent 65% average

How to apply

All students who apply for eligible courses will be automatically assessed for the scholarship, and will be advised of the outcome. There is no need to complete a scholarship application form.

Contact us

For more information, please email Deakin International.