Why give to Deakin?

From funding essential scholarships, to supporting our outstanding faculties and research capabilities − your donation gives a new generation of students the opportunity to receive an unparalleled education.

Giving for a better future

A donation to Deakin is about paying it forward

You can take an active role in contributing to a university that really can make a difference – a difference to an individual student who is the first in his or her family to undertake higher education.

A difference to entire communities who will benefit from a potential medical breakthrough and a difference to the world, who will get to experience the brilliance of a future artist, innovator or creator who was inspired at Deakin.

No donation is too small

Donations of all sizes are powerful investments in Deakin’s mission. Your philanthropy helps educate deserving students and strengthen research that leads to discoveries and solves universal problems.

What matters most to you?

Join us by investing in Deakin University and be part of something exceptional - something that will have an impact on generations to come.

Change students' lives

Scholarships can significantly decrease recipients’ university costs, including fees, books, travel and accommodation. They allow students to focus on their learning, as opposed to dividing their time between study and work. Students gain self-confidence, self-esteem and the knowledge that Deakin believes in them and their talents. The prestige of being a scholarship winner also adds to students’ employability.

Learn more about the impact your donations have on our students

Assist world-leading research

Our researchers discover innovative solutions to real issues facing the globe and your support ensures their continued success. Research at Deakin is divided into four themes that advance knowledge, better humanity and preserve our planet.

Learn more about our research priorities and the impact your donations make

Deakin University is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient by the Australian Tax Office. Donations to Deakin of $2 or more are tax-deductible and an official receipt will be issued for tax purposes.