Deakin alumni postgraduate bursary

If you are a Deakin alumni or an immediate family member of a Deakin alumni, you may be eligible to receive a 15% discount on your postgraduate tuition fees through the Deakin alumni postgraduate bursary.

Important dates

This bursary is open until 15 December 2019

Benefits

15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees on your postgraduate award course at Deakin University.

This bursary is applied to your tuition fees once eligibility has been confirmed..

Eligibility criteria

The Deakin Alumni postgraduate bursary is available to Deakin alumni and their immediate family commencing postgraduate award course in a full-fee paying place.

Eligibility

To be eligible you must be:

  • a Deakin alumnus, or an immediate family member of a Deakin alumnus
  • a commencing student* in a postgraduate award course
  • enrolled in a full-fee paying place

* Please refer to Exclusions below.

Glossary of terms

We’ve provided the following definitions of the eligibility criteria for this bursary:

  • Deakin alumni: a student who has completed an award course at Deakin University.
  • Commencing student*:  a student is considered commencing if they are enrolled in the first study period of their award course and not previously been enrolled after the census date.
  • Immediate family member:  includes a parent, sibling (including half-siblings), child (including formally adopted children), spouse, step parent or step child. Immediate family member does not include aunts, uncles, cousins, sibling in-law, nieces or nephews.
  • Award course includes:
    • bachelor degrees
    • honours bachelor degrees
    • graduate certificates
    • graduate diplomas
    • master degrees
    • higher degrees by research

* Please refer to Exclusions below.

Immediate family members

If you are an alumnus of an antecedent institute, or an immediate family member of an alumnus of one of Deakin’s antecedent institute, please email the Alumni Relations Office to confirm your eligibility.

When contacting the Alumni Relations Office for a Deakin postgraduate alumni bursary as an Immediate Family Member of a Deakin alumnus, students must submit a statutory declaration stating they are an Immediate Family Member of a Deakin alumnus.

This statutory declaration must include the full name of the Immediate Family Member, their student number, and the full name and student number of the related Deakin alumnus.

Exclusions

The Deakin alumni postgraduate bursary:

  • is not available to current Deakin University staff unless the staff member is also a Deakin graduate or an immediate family member of a Deakin alumnus
  • cannot be held concurrently with any other scholarship, bursary or discount offered by Deakin University. (If you are offered any other scholarship, bursary or discount you need to choose which one you wish to hold)
  • will not apply to postgraduate studies undertaken in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)
  • will not apply retrospectively should your eligibility change during your studies

If you are not a Deakin alumni when you commence your postgraduate studies you will not be eligible for the Deakin alumni postgraduate bursary for any further studies you undertake within the same postgraduate course stream/related study area.

Payment information

If eligibility is maintained, the bursary will apply for the normal duration of your course. The Deakin alumni postgraduate bursary is applied directly to your tuition fee invoice.  You can see if the bursary has been applied by viewing your tuition fee invoice, in StudentConnect, each study period.

The Deakin alumni postgraduate bursary also applies to Credential units when taken as a part of your postgraduate award course.

The Deakin alumni postgraduate bursary is not transferable. If you transfer to another postgraduate course of study, the bursary will be withdrawn and will not be available for your new course of study.

Withdrawal of this bursary

The Deakin alumni postgraduate bursary will be withdrawn from all study periods and you will be required to immediately pay any outstanding amount if:

  • you have been found to have supplied incorrect or misleading information during the admission and enrolment process or in your statutory declaration (if applicable)
  • you have been found to have breached the University’s student code of conduct.

Other scholarship offers

If you are offered another Deakin scholarship, bursary or fee discount relating to your postgraduate award course, you will only be able to hold one.  You will be asked to nominate which scholarship, bursary or fee discount arrangement you would like to hold.  If you do not make a nomination the Deakin alumni postgraduate bursary will automatically be withdrawn.

How to apply

Deakin alumni

If you are a Deakin alumni there is no application process. Your eligibility to receive the Deakin alumni postgraduate bursary will be assessed at the time of enrolment. If eligible, the bursary will be applied directly to your tuition fees.

Immediate family members

If you are an immediate family member of a Deakin alumni please email the Alumni Relations Office to apply for this bursary and confirm your eligibility. When contacting the Alumni Relations Office you must submit a statutory declaration stating you are an immediate family member of a Deakin alumnus. The statutory declaration must include the full name and student ID number of your related Deakin alumnus, your relationship to the Deakin alumnus and your full name and student ID number.

If you are applying as an immediate family member of a Deakin alumnus you must apply within your first year. After this time the bursary will only be applied to your remaining studies and will not be backdated. The bursary will not be applied retrospectively after course completion.

Further information

For further information or to confirm your eligibility for the Deakin alumni postgraduate bursary please contact the Alumni Relations Office.

You can still enjoy the advantages of studying at Deakin, even after you’ve left. Deakin Alumni can access all sorts of excellent benefits. From discounts on hotel bookings to other offers.

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