Scholarship payments

When will my scholarship be paid?

Your eligibility to receive your scholarship payment needs to be checked. These checks can only occur after census date when your enrolment for the trimester is confirmed. Scholarships are generally paid in two instalments - Trimester/Semester 1 and 2, unless stated otherwise in your offer letter or terms and conditions.

When are payments made?

Scholarship payments for each trimester/semester are made progressively within 4 weeks after the census date for selected scholarships only and once eligibility is confirmed.

Census dates:

  • Trimester and Semester 1: March 31
  • Trimester 2: August 15, Semester 2 : August 31
  • Trimester 3: December 15

International student bursary payments

Your invoice will not include your bursary payment until after it has been applied, which will be within 4 weeks after census date. You will be required to pay the minimum 50% of your total fees by the due date on your invoice. We recommend that you check your online invoice again about a month after census date to make sure your bursary payment has been applied and to see the balance you will need to pay.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide you with an invoice showing your bursary amount until after your eligibility has been confirmed.

Cash payments

If your scholarship makes a cash payment, the payment will be made directly to your nominated bank account within 4 weeks after census date for selected scholarships only.

Student contributions/tuition fees

If your scholarship is for part or all of your student contributions, payment will be applied directly to your fee account within 4 weeks after census date for selected scholarships only. An online invoice will be generated detailing the full cost of your course

Part-time students

Scholarships held by students who are enrolled part-time are generally taxable and may need to be declared as taxable income. For more information on whether or not your scholarship is taxable please go to the Scholarship page on the ATO website (link opens new window)

Financial hardship eligibility

If your scholarship was offered on the grounds of financial hardship we are required to re-confirm your circumstances prior to payment.

Financial hardship can be confirmed in any of the following ways:

  • A copy of your latest Centrelink Income Statement, if you receive a Centrelink benefit 
    (Family Tax Benefit statements are not acceptable as this benefit is based on estimated taxable income and not actual taxable income)
  • A Statutory Declaration (link opens new window) stating that you are independently supported. Your taxable income must be below $56,000, or
  • A Statutory Declaration (link opens new window) stating that you are dependent and the name of those people who contribute to your support. The combined taxable income of all those who contribute to your support including your own income must be below $56,000.

For further information about financial hardship eligibility requirements, please see under "Financial hardship' on Supporting documents.

Deakin University is registered with Centrelink Confirmation eServices. If you are a current scholarship holder and you receive a Centrelink benefit, and wish to authorise the Scholarships and Financial Assistance Office to automatically check your benefit status prior to each scholarship payment, please complete the Authorisation for the scholarships office Deakin university to access relevant Centrelink form (PDF, 102.3KB) and return it to us via

If you choose this option, the check will occur automatically so you will not be required to forward a copy of your latest statement to us.

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