Deakin Academic Performance Scholarship

This guaranteed scholarship is a reward for your exceptional academic achievements and hard work. If your ATAR is 98 and above, and you have preferenced Deakin, you will automatically be offered this scholarship – no application required.

Important dates

This scholarship is automatically awarded based on your ATAR and course preference. It will be fully offered in December 2019.


This scholarship is available for one year.

  • Cash payment up to $8000

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa
  • complete Year 12 VCE in 2019
  • achieve an ATAR of 98.00 and above
  • have Deakin University listed as one of your VTAC course preferences by Friday 6 December 2019
  • commence at Deakin University in an undergraduate bachelor degree in any trimester/semester in the 2020 academic year.


  • You can't hold this scholarship concurrently with any other scholarship offered by Deakin University.
  • You must receive a course offer to study a bachelor degree at Deakin University in 2020 in either the December 2019 undergraduate offer round or Round 1, January 2020 undergraduate offer round.
  • Selection for this scholarship will be based on VTAC course applications received by Friday 6 December 2019 (closing date for very late applications for tertiary courses).

Learn about another one of our prestigious scholarships that aims to relieve the burden of tuition fees Vice-Chancellor's Academic Excellence Scholarship.

How to apply

No application is required. This scholarship is automatically awarded based on the above eligibility criteria.

What happens next?

You will find out if you are successful in mid-December following your ATAR release.