Giving to Deakin

When you give to Deakin, you're investing in the future of one of Australia's most dynamic, innovative and engaged academic communities. From funding essential scholarships to supporting our outstanding faculties and research capabilities, your support can transform lives.

Make an impact today by giving to Deakin and help unlock the potential of capable students, enabling them to make a real difference in the world.

17% of full-time undergraduate students report that they go without food or other necessities because they can't afford them

55.5% of full-time undergraduates, with low socio-economic status, are not financially supported by anyone 

4 in 5 full-time Australian undergraduate students have a job

1 in 4 full-time undergraduate students in employment work more than 20 hours per week

50% of full-time undergraduate students report that their hours of employed work adversely affects their performance at university

39% of young people from regional areas intend to enrol in university, compared to 63% of those from major cities. Relocation often involves the student or their family going into debt and this can be a major deterrent to undertaking a university education

Message from the Vice-Chancellor

'It is universally acknowledged that the gift of learning changes the lives of individuals and their families. We must work hard to ensure this gift continues into the future...'

Read the Vice-Chancellor's message

Ways to give

From cash donations and major gifts to in-kind contributions, bequests or volunteering your time, there are many ways you and your organisation can give to Deakin.

Learn more about the ways you can give to Deakin

Why give to Deakin?

A donation or gift to Deakin is about paying it forward. You can take an active role in contributing to a university that really makes a difference.

A difference to an individual student who is the first in his or her family to undertake higher education.

A difference to entire communities who will benefit from a potential medical breakthrough.

Even a difference to the world, which gets to experience the brilliance of a future artist, innovator, thinker or creator who was inspired at Deakin.

Learn more about how you can make a difference

dKin Difference

dKin Difference is our dedicated news source where we share stories about the incredible impact philanthropy has on the lives of our students, researchers and communities.

Learn more about the dKin Difference

I have witnessed poverty, war and most importantly what lack of education can do. I believe education not only helps alleviate the masses out of poverty, but it inspires people to be better, fair and tolerant.

madhab kharel


Our supporters

At Deakin, we recognise that our growth to a position of leadership in education and research has been due, in large part, to the steadfast support of alumni, corporate givers, private donors and volunteers.

Learn more about our supporters

Past events

We hold a range of events throughout the year that aim to recognize our valued donors and raise important funds for the University. 

Learn more about our past events

Annual report

Read our latest annual report:

PDF Deakin Annual Report 20178.3MB

Contact us

If you have any questions about giving to Deakin or would like more details, please contact our Philanthropic Relations team.

Deakin University is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient by the Australian Tax Office. Donations to Deakin of $2 or more are tax-deductible and an official receipt will be issued for tax purposes.