Undergraduate scholarships

We're here to support you. Whether it's helping you overcome disadvantage or recognising academic merit, one of our many scholarships could transform your life and your future.

Supporting your journey

We offer undergraduate scholarships in a number of study areas to support you on your journey at Deakin. Here are just a few of our undergraduate scholarships – to view the full list use our Find a scholarship tool.

Featured undergraduate scholarships

Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Scholarship

Deakin’s prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Scholarship is awarded each year to eligible undergraduate students whose exceptional academic achievements and extracurricular activities truly set them apart.

Benefits: 100% of your tuition fees paid; cash payment of $5000 per year; inclusion in the Vice-Chancellor’s Professional Excellence Program.

Value: $35,000 to $80,000, depending on your course duration

ATAR: 95 and above

This scholarship will open again late August 2019 for Period 1 2020.

Learn more about the Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Scholarship

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: $5000 paid per year as cash or towards tuition or a combination.

ATAR: 85 and above or currently enrolled WAM 80+

Learn more about the Deakin Scholarship for Excellence

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.

Value: Cash payment up to $8000 (split over two trimesters)

ATAR: 98 and above

This scholarship will be offered in December 2019.

Learn more about the Deakin Academic Performance Scholarship

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

Donor scholarships

Each year through the generous support of our donors we are able to offer additional scholarships to our students.  A few of these opportunities are listed below:

The opening and closing dates, along with the application process will vary depending on the scholarship.

The Trimester 1 2020 application period for these scholarships will open at the end of August 2019.

Using the scholarship money to pay rent lets me focus on volunteering, university and co-curricular involvements.

Nicholas Tran

Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Scholarship recipient

The right undergraduate course for you

With Deakin, you get it all: innovative teaching, award-winning courses and world-class facilities. Our wide range of entry pathways, flexible study options and work placement programs mean you don’t just study a course at Deakin – you gain a valuable experience while getting a head start in your career.

Browse our undergraduate courses

Your pathway to studying at Deakin

Our scholarships can get you on the right track towards the future you want. If you didn’t get the ATAR you wanted, are looking to move from TAFE to university, or you're working and looking for ways to take your career to the next level, we can help.

Find out more about entry pathways

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