External scholarships

As well as our own scholarships, as a Deakin student you may be eligible for external scholarships offered by the Victorian Government and organisations not affiliated with the University. Secure your future, whatever your circumstances.

Victorian Government education scholarships

The Victorian Government offers various scholarships to support you with the cost of studying and living.

Undergraduate secondary teaching scholarships

When you study an undergraduate secondary teaching course at Deakin, you may be eligible to receive up to $18,000 as part of the support provided by the Victorian Government to become a secondary teacher. Eligible undergraduate courses include:

Postgraduate secondary teaching scholarships

When you study a postgraduate secondary teaching course at Deakin, you may be eligible to receive up to $9000 as part of the support provided by the Victorian Government to become a secondary teacher. Eligible postgraduate courses include:

Early childhood teaching scholarships

The Victorian Government also offers $12,000 to $25,000 to support you in becoming an early childhood teacher. If you’re starting out or upskilling, scholarships are available for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Inclusive education teaching scholarship

If you’re interested in studying inclusive education, the Victorian Government offers postgraduate scholarships to support your study. Eligible course includes:

Secondary sciences, technologies and mathematics scholarship

Have you been teaching digital technologies or design and technologies out-of-field in Victoria? You could be eligible to study a fully funded postgraduate qualification with support from the Victorian Government. Eligible courses include:

Employment-based pathways

The Victorian Government-funded Teach Today Employment Based Pathway builds your experience in schools while studying to become a qualified secondary school teacher.

The Victorian employment-based pathway program covers the tuition cost of the Graduate Certificate of Adult, Vocational Education and Training units. It is available for those interested in a career change to teach VET to Victorian Government secondary students, and pathway to the Master of Applied Learning and Teaching (Secondary).
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Pre-Service Teacher Placement Grants Program

The Victorian Government now has grants available to support pre-service teachers completing a teaching placement in an eligible regional, remote or specialist Victorian government school.

Commonwealth Teaching Scholarships

Scholarships of $40,000 per student are available for full-time undergraduate initial teacher education (ITE) students ($10,000 per year for a four-year qualification) and $20,000 for full-time postgraduate ITE students ($10,000 per year for a two-year qualification).

These scholarships aim to attract high-achieving students into the teaching profession and are available over five rounds from 2024 to 2028, with up to 1,000 scholarships offered per year.

Victorian Government nursing and midwifery scholarships

If you're interested in training to be a nurse or midwife, the Victorian Government offers scholarships to support your study.

Victorian Government scholarships for social work placement

To help reduce the financial burden of placements for social work students, the Victorian Government is offering Inclusion Scholarships for Social Work Placements.

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Are you an Indigenous student?

Deakin's range of scholarships for Indigenous students provide financial support and help you to focus on achieving success in your studies. Be recognised for your academic merit, perseverance and dedication with a scholarship to transform your future.

Industry scholarships

Businesses, organisations and foundations also offer a range of scholarship opportunities. Browse the list below to find a scholarship that matches your level of study and interests.

Contact us

If you have a question about scholarships, contact us by email or phone. You can also download the Deakin Scholarships Guide (PDF, 590KB).

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