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.

You can help inspire students and have a significant impact on the Deakin community.

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

The Institute of Koorie Education (IKE)

The Institute of Koorie Education (IKE) provides community-based learning designed to enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to study without being removed from their communities for long periods of time. This approach to course delivery promotes access and equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Where do IKE donations go?

Public contributions ensure the provision of scholarships and delivery of a range of services to support students. These include tutorial assistance, ensuring the availability of appropriate lecture/tutorial rooms, technology support, travel and accommodation, providing an induction service and generally responding to students’ specific needs.

Learn more about IKE

Deakin University Art Gallery

Deakin University Art Gallery, established in 2003, is located on the Melbourne Burwood Campus. The Gallery aims to foster an appreciation of, and engagement with, the visual arts in the University, community and the general public through a vibrant exhibition program.

The Deakin University Art Collection and Galleries unit aims to assist in facilitating the University's teaching and learning program, enrich the student experience and make a difference to the communities we serve through the provision of a high quality art collection and a vibrant and engaging exhibition program.

Learn more about Deakin's Art Gallery

Learn more about supporting Deakin's Art Gallery

Ways to give

Whether you make a financial commitment or give your time and talents, you can help inspire students, push our research further and have a significant impact on the Deakin community. All contributions – cash or in kind – help make Deakin more accessible and provide a rewarding, enriching educational experience.

Learn about the ways you can give to Deakin

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.