Deakin Student Support Scholarship

A Deakin Student Support Scholarship offers financial support to students who display passion, perseverance and commitment to study, and experience financial or personal hardship.

Important dates

Applications for Trimester 2 2020 open 17 June 2020.

Applications for Trimester 2 2020 close 15 July 2020 at 5pm.

Benefits

Various options for support are available:

  • $10 000 per year for the normal duration of your course ($1250 per credit point) or
  • $7500 per year for the normal duration of your course ($937.50 per credit point) or
  • $5000 per year for the normal duration of your course ($625 per credit point) or
  • $2500 per year for the normal duration of your course ($312.50 per credit point) or
  • $1000 one off payment.

Eligibility criteria

Prospective candidates should ensure they meet all criteria before submitting their application.

To be eligible you must be:

  • an Australian citizen or hold an Australian permanent humanitarian visa
  • enrolled in an associate, bachelor or honours degree in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) or postgraduate by coursework degree (CSP or full fee)
  • enrolled at Deakin University in Trimester 2 2020
  • enrolled full time unless there are circumstances preventing full-time study
  • experiencing financial hardship, personal hardship or a long term medical condition.

Supporting documentation

As part of the application process you will also be required to upload supporting documentation.

Make sure you choose the correct document type when you upload your documents as it will make a difference.  If your documents are uploaded into the incorrect type they will not be considered when assessing your application. Remember it is quality, not quantity, which you need to provide.  Aim to provide documents which are current, relevant and concise.

The supporting documentation required includes:

  • evidence of your financial hardship
  • evidence of your medical condition
  • evidence of your other hardship.

Learn more about supporting documents

Application tips

Applying for a scholarship isn't just about meeting the eligibility criteria.

It's a good idea to think about why you want a scholarship, it’s your opportunity to stand out from the crowd and be recognised for where you’ve come from and where you need to go.

Read more about our top tips for applying for a scholarship

Areas of hardship

The Deakin Student Support Scholarship is aimed to provide support for students experiencing hardship.

Areas of hardship include:

  • financial hardship – be receiving a means-tested Centrelink benefit or be able to demonstrate personal or family taxable income below $56 000, depending on independence status
  • rural, regional or remote home location
  • disability/long term medical condition
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background
  • recent refugee
  • other demonstrable hardship.

Special note

If you are enrolled in an approved part-time course load the payment amount will be prorated based on the number of credit points you study.

How to apply

You can apply for this scholarship directly through our Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal.

Visit our applicant portal

One application for three scholarships:

Select the 'Deakin Funded Scholarships Program' option and your application will automatically be considered for the Vice-Chancellor's Academic Excellence Scholarship, the Deakin Scholarship for Excellence and the Deakin Student Support Scholarship in the selection process.

This reduces the number of scholarships you have to apply for and increases your chance of receiving a Deakin scholarship.

Other support services

Deakin offers a range of support services for students experiencing hardship. More information is available from Deakin Student Life.

Deakin also offers interest-free student loans to assist students with the costs associated with studying (conditions apply). For more information about our Financial Assistance options please visit our Current Students website.

What happens next?

Your application will be assessed and ranked based on the details you provide and your supporting documentation.

You'll find out if you were successful usually within four weeks of the final application closing date. You can view the status of your application via your Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal account.