Financial Assistance for students

If you are experiencing financial difficulties we are here to help. We offer a range of services such as interest-free loans and financial counselling.


Interest free student loans, for study related expenses, are available to students who are in financial need.

Other financial assistance


The following options can help you plan a budget and provide advice on managing university costs:

COVID-19 Financial Assistance Scheme

The safety and well-being of the Deakin community remains our top priority during this difficult period.

To find out more and apply, visit the COVID-19 Financial Assistance Scheme page.

The following is a list of support options available to students

Study Melbourne International Student Emergency Relief Fund

If you are an international student, studying on a student visa, living in Victoria and experiencing financial hardship through loss of employment/reduction in hours due to the COVID-19 restrictions, you may be eligible for support. Funding is limited and conditions apply. Visit the COVID-19 Financial Assistance Scheme page.

For more information about where to find information, practical help and confidential support available at Study Melbourne, visit


Deakin provides a range of scholarships designed to assist students in need.  If you are experiencing financial or other hardship consider applying for a Deakin scholarship. You the Find a scholarship tool to help find a scholarship suitable to you.

International students

The International Student Support team provides advice, support and encouragement to international students on a range of matters.

Contact us

Contact a Financial Assistance Officer.

Submit an online enquiry to Student Central


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