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Handbook 2013

Postgraduate Scholarships

Note: Scholarships are subject to change from year to year.

Further scholarships information can be found at the Scholarships website

Research Scholarships

The University offers a range of scholarships for higher degree by research candidates, including Australian Postgraduate Awards (APAs) and Deakin University Postgraduate Research Scholarships (DUPRS). These are advertised each year with a closing date of 31 October for domestic applicants, to be taken up by 31 March in the following year. Other sources of funds include Deakin mid-year Scholarships, Faculty Scholarships, Publication Scholarships, Australian Postgraduate Awards (Industry), and a range of other schemes.

Further information and application forms are available from the Research Services Division website or may be obtained by emailing

APAs and DUPRS are available to Australian or New Zealand citizens or Australian Permanent residents. In general they are for full-time on-campus candidature only. APAs and DUPRS provide a living allowance, a relocation allowance, a thesis allowance and exemption from tuition fees. The award is renewable annually, subject to satisfactory progress, for three years for a doctoral candidate and two years for a masters candidate.

Details of awards for international candidates, including Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (EIPRS) and Deakin University International Research Scholarships (DUIRS), may also be obtained from the Research Services Division website or from Deakin International. The closing date for international scholarship applications is 30 September, to be taken up by 30 September in the following year.

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University-wide scholarships

The Deakin Postgraduate Scholarships aim to assist students who, because of hardship, disability or other form of disadvantage may not otherwise be able to further their education in postgraduate studies. The scholarships are available to students from recognised equity groups including those from financially disadvantaged backgrounds and to those who come from a rural or isolated area. For application details including selection criteria please see the Scholarships website.

Faculty Scholarships

Glendon A Lean Memorial Scholarship
Research in Mathematics Education (PhD)
This scholarship is offered from time to time to new or continuing doctoral candidates who wish to pursue research in mathematics education. The award and conditions are similar to an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA). Please contact the Faculty Research Office in the Faculty of Arts and Education, for further details.

For further information regarding Faculty of Arts and Education Scholarships, email

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10th September 2012