Deakin Indigenous Bursaries

The Deakin Indigenous Bursaries aim to reduce the fees (student contributions) paid by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, enrolled in their first 8 credit points of their undergraduate degree.


$250 per credit point (up to $2000 maximum value) on student contributions.


First 8 credit points of study on commencement (equivalent to one year of full-time study).

Number per year

Up to 180


To be eligible for this scholarship you must be:

  • an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • a commencing student enrolled for the first time at Deakin University in your first year of your undergraduate bachelor degree 
  • enrolled full time or part time in a Commonwealth supported place
  • enrolled to study at the Institute of Koorie Education (IKE).

How to apply

No separate application is required. This scholarship is automatically awarded based on eligibility and course enrolment.

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