HEPP Retention and Completion Grants for continuing students

If you are currently studying an undergraduate bachelor degree at Deakin University and are experiencing extreme financial hardship, please consider applying for this scholarship. With this financial assistance you can focus on achieving academic success in your studies.


Cash payment of up to $2500


One-off payment

Number available

Up to 15


To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa
  • be a current Deakin student enrolled in your undergraduate bachelor degree at Deakin University in Trimester 2 2015
  • be enrolled full time in a Commonwealth supported place unless there are exceptional circumstances preventing full time study
  • not have received a HEPP Retention and Completion Grant (or another scholarship) in Trimester 1 2015 or hold another active scholarship
  • be able to demonstrate you are in receipt of a means-tested Centrelink benefit or have a personal or combined family taxable income below the HECS-HELP repayment threshold, depending on independence status.

Selection criteria

Your application will be assessed and ranked based on the information you provide in your application and supporting documentation about how your area of disadvantage has impacted your studies.

How to apply

Applicants can apply directly to Deakin University via the Deakin Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal

Supporting documentation

As part of the application process you will also be required to provide supporting documentation. You should email your supporting documentation with your applicant portal id number in the subject line to scholarship-docs@deakin.edu.au no later than the closing date of the scholarship. Late or incomplete documentation will not be accepted.

The supporting documentation required includes evidence of:

  • your financial hardship
  • any medical condition
  • any other disadvantage you are experiencing
  • confirmation of any statement you have provided in your online application.

The types of documents you could provide are listed on the Supporting documentation page.

Closing date

Applications for Trimester 2 2015 are closed.

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