Deakin Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship

Deakin recognises students with consistently high academic performance and the potential to make a leading contribution to the university and its communities. Successful students will be required to participate in the Vice-Chancellor’s Professional Excellence Program. Unsuccessful applicants of the Deakin Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarship will automatically be considered for the Deakin International Scholarship.

Important dates

This scholarship is open to all students commencing studies. It is recommended that scholarship applications be submitted at least one month prior to commencing your studies at Deakin.

Benefits

This scholarship is available for the normal duration of the course.

  • All of your tuition fees or 50% of your tuition fees.
  • * Participation in the Vice-Chancellor's Professional Excellence Program (VCPEP). Students will be required to participate in this program as part of the DVCIS scholarship.
  • Priority place for on-campus accommodation (at own cost and subject to availability).

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must:

  • be a prospective international student for a coursework degree at Deakin University
  • be eligible to study at Deakin University
  • have achieved an 85% average (or equivalent) in previous studies.

All criteria must be met.

Selection of successful applicants for the fixed number of scholarships will be competitive and may require scores above the stated minimum requirements.

Your application

Supporting documents

You are required to submit:

  • a completed Deakin International Scholarship Program application form (PDF, 536KB)
  • a personal statement (300 words)
  • two references who can comment on your community engagement and/or leadership capacity
  • a completed application to study at Deakin including academic transcripts.

    Your personal statement must be written by you and reflect your personal views. It should contain:

    • an outline of why you want to study at Deakin University
    • an overview of any extracurricular activities and work experience (paid or voluntary) you have undertaken
    • why you think you would make an outstanding ambassador for Deakin University
    • any other information that will assist your application.

You may also be asked to attend an interview.

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How to apply

Complete the Deakin International Scholarship Program application form (PDF, 536KB).

Please email your completed form to the Deakin International Admissions office.

What happens next?

Deakin International will contact successful applicants within six weeks of application.

As scholarships are subject to international quotas, students are advised to submit their application early to increase the chance of success. It is recommended that students submit their scholarship application at least one month prior to commencing their studies at Deakin.