Postgraduate bursary

Deakin alumni, their spouses and immediate family may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on their enrolment fees with the Deakin postgraduate bursary.

Boost your career trajectory with a postgraduate award course (excluding students enrolled in a Commonwealth support place (CSP)) at Deakin.

Terms and conditions

This bursary is only available to Deakin alumni, their spouses and immediate family commencing a postgraduate award course. The bursary is subsequently applied for the life of the degree. Normal Deakin postgraduate admission requirements apply. Please read our full terms and conditions below.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this bursary applicants must be:

  • a Deakin alumnus OR
  • the spouse of a Deakin alumnus OR
  • a child of a Deakin alumnus OR
  • an immediate family member*

AND

  • be a commencing student (a student in their first trimester of study at Deakin), as defined in the specifications for Deakin's student collection statistics.

AND

  • be commencing a new postgraduate award course (either full time or part time, on-campus or online at the Cloud Campus).

AND

  • not a student enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP).

This bursary is limited to Deakin alumni who are graduates of an award course from Deakin University. Former DUELI students who hold a bursary awarded in 2016 will continue to receive a 10% reduction per unit on their enrolment fees until completion or termination of their postgraduate award course.

Award courses

This bursary is limited to Deakin alumni who are graduates of an award course from Deakin University. Former DUELI students who hold a bursary awarded in 2016 will continue to receive a 10% reduction per unit on their enrolment fees until completion or termination of their postgraduate award course.

Award Courses include:

  • Higher Education Awards:
    • Degrees;
    • Honours Bachelors Degrees;
    • Higher Degrees;
    • University Certificates;
    • Diplomas;
    • Graduate Certificates; and
    • Graduate Diplomas;
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) Awards:
    • VET Certificates, and
    • VET Diplomas;
  • Higher Doctorates; and
  • Honorary Degrees.

Exclusions

  • The bursary is not available to current Deakin University staff members (unless they are also a graduate of Deakin).
  • The bursary is not available to students using any other scholarship, bursary or discount at Deakin University.
  • The bursary will not apply retrospectively or to any studies currently being undertaken by the applicant.
  • The bursary is non-transferrable to any other Deakin degree or institution. Course transfers will result in the bursary being automatically withdrawn.
  • The bursary is not available to students undertaking honours studies.

Application process

In 2018 the bursary will be automatically applied to fees for eligible alumni. If the bursary does not show on your invoice under sponsored amount before your final fee payment, please email Alumni Relations.

Please continue to pay your fees as stated on your invoice.

Antecedent alumni, spouses, children and parents of alumni

If you are an alumnus of an antecedent institute, or a spouse or immediate family member of a Deakin alumnus, please email Alumni Relations to receive the bursary.

When contacting the Alumni Relations Office for a Deakin Alumni Postgraduate Course Fee Bursary as a spouse or immediate family member of a Deakin alumnus, students must submit a statutory declaration stating they are a spouse or immediate family member of a Deakin alumnus.

This statutory declaration must include the full name of the spouse or immediate family member and the full name and student number of the related Deakin alumnus.

Withdrawal of bursary

The Deakin Alumni Postgraduate Course Fee Bursary will be withdrawn immediately if:

  • the recipient has been found to have supplied incorrect or misleading information during the application process or in their statutory declaration (if applicable).
  • the recipient transfers to another course.
  • the recipient, subsequent to enrolling, receives any other scholarship, bursary or discount at Deakin University.

Should you not receive the bursary, alternative Deakin scholarships are available.

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