Current research scholarship holders FAQs

I'm a current HDR student, what scholarships are available to me? 

If you are a current HDR student with at least 2/3 of your equivalent candidature remaining you can apply for a Deakin University Postgraduate Research Scholarship (DUPR). There may be also other scholarships available, for information please click on 'Find a Scholarship' at our research scholarship website.


Why have my scholarship payments changed or suddenly stopped?

Scholarship payments will automatically stop when:

  • your scholarship reaches the expiry date
  • when you are on intermission
  • two weeks after the submission of your thesis

If your payments unexpectedly stop please contact the Research Scholarships Office.

How do I access my payslips?

To access your fortnightly payslips use your current staff username and password to log into DeakinPeople

Please note that once your scholarship ends your staff account will be deactivated. It is recommended that you download all required payslips before your scholarship expires. If you are having issues with accessing your staff account please refer to the IT help website.

DeakinPeople can be accessed via the ‘staff’ box at the top right hand corner of the Deakin homepage and clicking on ‘Log in to DeakinSync’, then clicking on DeakinPeople. To access the payslips select 'Pay' from the employee home menu and then select 'Payslips'.

Am I allowed to work whilst receiving a scholarship?

Students are allowed to undertake less than an average of 6 hours per week part-time employment whilst receiving a scholarship, provided the work does not interfere with the progress of your research program. Approval must be sought for periods of part-time work amounting to the average of more than 6 hours per week.

The Head of School must certify that the work does not interfere with the progress of the research and the statement must be lodged with Deakin Research.

What happens to my scholarship if I submit my thesis for examination earlier than my scholarship expiry date?

Scholarship payments will be terminated two weeks after the submission date of your thesis.

How do I update my mailing address or banking details?

If you have changed your mailing address, your details need to be updated on StudentConnect. You will also need to update your DeakinPeople account by selecting 'My Details' from the employee home menu and then selecting 'Personal Details'. If you are an international student it has to be done within 7 days as this is a requirement of your student visa.

You should update your banking details via DeakinPeople by selecting 'Pay' from the employee home menu and then selecting 'Bank Accounts'.

Will I receive a payment summary from the University at the end of the financial year for my research scholarship payments?

Full-time research scholarships holders will not receive a payment summary at the end of each financial year as scholarship payments are non-taxable.

Making claims

Can I claim extended sick leave/maternity/paternity leave from my scholarship and how do I make a claim?

Most scholarship holders are entitled to 10 days paid sick leave per annum within the tenure of the award. This leave must be approved by your supervisor. It does not need to be reported to the Research Scholarships Office.

Most scholarships also provide paid extended sick leave, maternity and paternity leave. However, before making a claim you should check your scholarship terms and conditions. To make a claim, awardees must  apply for intermission of candidature. Medical certificates should be uploaded with the application.

How do I claim my relocation reimbursement?

To check if you are eligible or to make a relocation reimbursement claim please contact the Research Scholarships Office

Scholarship and personal details changes

 I am an international student. What happens to my scholarship if I become a permanent resident

Normally your scholarship will not change, however you still need to immediately notify the Research Scholarship office of this change in residency status: contact the Research Scholarships Office.

How do I apply to intermit or extend my scholarship?

Applications to intermit or extend your scholarship are made via the HDR online forms.

If I change to part-time or off-campus studies, what happens to my scholarship?

Every change of candidature application and related scholarship is assessed on a case-by-case basis.  For further advice on this contact the Research Scholarships Office.

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