Postgraduate scholarships

Deakin’s extensive range of scholarships help to make postgraduate study more accessible.

Supporting your journey

We offer a variety of postgraduate scholarships, with our top postgraduate scholarships recognising and rewarding students from a broad range of backgrounds across a number of interest areas.

Featured postgraduate scholarships

Deakin Scholarship for Excellence

This scholarship is designed for students who show exceptional promise within and beyond their academic achievements. Strong academic performance and excellence in extracurricular activities, sport, the arts, community service or leadership all hold the key to success.

Value: $10,000 paid per year as cash or towards tuition or a combination.

Learn more about the Deakin Scholarship for Excellence

Deakin Student Support Scholarship

A Deakin Student Support Scholarship can help if you have financial, personal or social barriers to contend with – and we have a few hundred of these scholarships for deserving undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Value: up to $10,000 per year

Learn more about Deakin Student Support Scholarships

Master of Laws (LLM) Domestic Scholarship

The Faculty of Business and Law offers up to 10 scholarships per year to eligible students who have applied for the Masters of Laws (LLM) program at the Deakin Law School.

Value: $6000

Learn more about the Master of Laws (LLM) Domestic Scholarship

The scholarship has allowed me to be fully focused on my studies and work placements, and to take part in extracurricular and volunteer activities.

Patrick Hinton

Deakin Scholarship for Excellence recipient

Alumni postgraduate bursary

We reward Deakin Alumni, their spouses and immediate family by offering a 15% reduction per unit on their enrolment fees in a postgraduate award course (excluding students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place) at Deakin.

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Why wait any longer to advance your career

A Deakin scholarship could help you on your way to a postgraduate course with flexible study options, industry-aligned coursework and leading reputation.

Postgraduate courses

Reduce the time and cost of your postgraduate study

You can reduce your overall study time and tuition cost by getting your work and previous study experience acknowledged as recognition of prior learning (RPL). RPL includes formal learning (accredited qualifications) and non-formal and informal learning (non-accredited learning or work experience).

Recognition of prior learning

Flexible study around your work and life

Study at your own pace, when and where it suits you, with our flexible learning options. You can choose to study units or your whole course online. Also choose whether you study full-time or part-time, to suit your lifestyle and other commitments. Our postgraduate scholarships are designed to help make study more affordable for you.

Flexible study options