Women in Humanitarian Action Scholarship (GCHH)

Established as part of the IKEA Foundation’s investment, this scholarship, through the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership, supports access to ongoing education for women.

Important dates

Applications for Trimester 2 2020 open 17 June 2020.

Applications for Trimester 2 2020 close 15 July 2020 5pm.


This scholarship will pay 50% of your tuition fees for your final one or two credit points depending where you are in your studies.

Eligibility criteria

Prospective candidates should ensure they meet all criteria before submitting their application.

To be eligible you must:

  • be an International citizen, International citizen seeking asylum in Australia or a Permanent humanitarian visa holder
  • be a female student enrolled in the A590 Graduate Certificate of Humanitarian Health in Trimester 2 2020
  • have completed two credit points in the Graduate Certificate of Humanitarian Health.

Preference will be given to citizens from a country below 0.85 on the Human Development Index of the United Nations Development Program.


As a scholarship recipient you:

  • must successfully complete each enrolled credit point to remain eligible for the scholarship
  • cannot defer the scholarship offer, the scholarship must commence in Trimester 2 2020
  • cannot intermit the scholarship
  • must provide an introductory statement about your goals for study and what it means to receive the scholarship
  • must complete a yearly impact statement for the duration of the scholarship
  • must utilise all scholarship funds by the completion of Trimester 1 2021 (no payments will be made after Trimester 1 2021).

Your application

Supporting documents

As part of the application process, you may also be required to upload current supporting documentation.

Make sure you choose the correct document type when you upload your documents as it will make a difference. If your documents are uploaded into the incorrect type they will not be considered when assessing your application. Remember it is quality, not quantity, which you need to provide. Aim to provide documents which are current, relevant and concise.

Read more about supporting documentation

Application tips

Applying for a scholarship isn’t just about meeting the eligibility criteria.

It’s a good idea to think about why you want a scholarship, how it will help you and what you have to offer the Deakin community.

Read our 5 top tips on applying for a scholarship

How to apply

Apply for this scholarship directly through our Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal.

Visit our applicant portal

What happens next?

Your application will be assessed and ranked based on the details you provide and your supporting documentation.

You'll find out if you were successful usually within four weeks of the final application closing date. You can view the status of your application via your Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal account.