Deakin Student Support Scholarship

Do you feel that your study often falls near the bottom of your 'things-to-do list' because of other concerns? A Deakin Student Support Scholarship can help if you have financial, personal or social barriers to contend with – and we have a few hundred of these scholarships for deserving students.

Value and duration

Value

Various options for support are available:

  • $10,000 per year for the normal duration of your course or
  • $7,500 per year for the normal duration of your course or
  • $5,000 per year for the normal duration of your course or
  • $2,500 per year for the normal duration of your course or
  • $1,000 one off payment.

Duration

  • $1000 scholarship is paid as a lump-sum payment
  • Others provide ongoing support to help with your study costs.

Important dates

Trimester 3 2016
Applications open

7 November 2016

Trimester 3 2016
Applications close

21 November 2016

Trimester 1 2017
Applications open

29 August 2016 for Trimester 1, 2017

Trimester 1 2017
Applications close

12 January 2017 at 5pm

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 hold an Australian permanent humanitarian visa
  • commencing or currently enrolled in an associate, bachelor or honours degree in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) or postgraduate by coursework degree (CSP or full fee)
  • enrolled at Deakin University in any trimester/semester of the 2017 academic year
  • enrolled full time unless there are circumstances preventing full-time study
  • experiencing financial and personal hardship or a long term medical condition.

Areas of hardship

 Areas of hardship can include:

  • financial hardship – be receiving a means-tested Centrelink benefit or can demonstrate personal or family taxable income below the HELP repayment threshold, depending on independence status
  • regional or remote home location
  • disability/long term medical condition
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background
  • recent refugee
  • other demonstrable hardship.

How to apply

Apply through VTAC

If you’re applying to study at Deakin through VTAC, and you complete a VTAC scholarship application, you’ll automatically be considered for this scholarship.

Visit the VTAC website

Apply direct to Deakin

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.

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:

  • evidence of your financial hardship
  • evidence of your medical condition
  • evidence of your other hardship

Learn more about supporting documents

Finding out if you're successful

At the latest, you will know the outcome of your application within six weeks of the January closing date.  Submit your application early.  We will start offering scholarships from 12 December 2016.