Scholarships

We're here to support your dream of going to university. A Deakin scholarship is more than simply a financial boost – it sets you on the path to success at university.

Which scholarship is for me?

Find a scholarship that works for you. Whether it’s recognition of your academic achievements or a chance to make university a reality, there’s a Deakin scholarship that can help you on your way to your ultimate degree.

Undergraduate scholarships

We offer undergraduate scholarships in a number of study areas to support you on your journey at Deakin. Below are just a select few – you can also download the Deakin Scholarships Guide (PDF, 560.7KB) or, to browse the full range of undergraduate scholarships, use our Find a scholarship tool.

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

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

Postgraduate scholarships

We offer a range of postgraduate scholarships to help you complete your study, reach your full potential, and achieve your career goals. Our top postgraduate scholarships recognise and reward students from a broad range of backgrounds across a number of interest areas. To browse our full range of postgraduate scholarships, use our Find a scholarship tool, and listed here are just a select few.

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

Research scholarships

We offer a range of government and University-funded scholarships available to support you during your candidature. PhD and research degree scholarships can cover tuition fees, overseas student health cover, living allowances paid as stipends and relocation allowances.

The majority of PhD and research degree scholarships are awarded in the annual scholarship round. To be competitive for a research scholarship you'll need to have a H1 grade average or equivalent. To browse the full range of PhD and research degree scholarships, use our Find a scholarship tool.

Deakin HDR Scholarship

Deakin HDR scholarships are available to domestic and international students.

  • A stipend of $28,600 (2021 rate) per annum tax exempt
  • A relocation allowance from $500 to $1500 (for single to family) awarded to students who are moving from interstate or overseas in order to study at Deakin
  • For international students only: Single Overseas Student Health Cover policy for the duration of the Student Visa. Tuition fees offset for four years for Doctoral degree and two years for Research masters

Learn more about the DUPR and RTP Scholarships

PhD scholarship – Fulbright Commission

The Australian-American Fulbright Commission is a non-profit organisation sponsored by the United States and Australian governments, institutional and business partners and private bequests and endowments.

The commission promotes education and cultural exchange between Australia and the US, in order to enhance mutual understanding and strengthen relations between the two countries.

Learn more about the Fullbright Scholarship

HDR Scholarship – NHMRC People Support Grants – Postgraduate scholarships

The NHMRC postgraduate scholarships scheme funds successful applicants to attain a research-based postgraduate degree (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or a Masters degree).

Learn more about the NHMRC Scholarship

External scholarships

As well as our own scholarships, Deakin students can apply for external scholarships offered by organisations not affiliated with the University.

Find out more about external scholarships

International student scholarships

One of our international scholarships can help transform your future. We offer scholarships that that recognise high academic performance and the potential to make a positive contribution to the University and its community.

Learn more about international scholarships

Are you eligible for a scholarship?

Find out how to apply for a scholarship and discover our top tips for making a strong application.

Learn how to apply for a scholarship

Alumni postgraduate bursary

We reward Deakin Alumni, their spouses and immediate family by offering a 10% reduction per unit on their enrolment fees in a postgraduate award course (excluding students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place) at Deakin.

Find out more

Supporting documents

When applying for a scholarship, you normally need to submit documents to support your application. It's important to submit the right documents with your application before the scholarship closing date.

Find out more about supporting documentation

Scholarship payments

If you're selected to receive a scholarship, your Scholarship Letter of Offer or Scholarship Terms and Conditions will list the applicable eligibility and special conditions.

Some scholarships will make a payment directly to your nominated bank account. This will normally be processed four weeks after census date. If your scholarship covers part or all of your student contributions/tuition fees, payment will be applied directly to your fee account within four weeks after census date.

If you're a part-time student, scholarships are generally taxable and will need to be declared as taxable income. The University may withhold tax if you're studying a part-time load. Visit the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) website for more information on whether or not your scholarship is taxable.

Get in touch

We can offer support and assistance to help you find the right scholarship.

Undergraduate and postgraduate students

Email Deakin scholarships
+61 3 9244 6333

Research students

Email candidature office
+613 9244 5258

Email research scholarships
+613 9244 5413