Deakin Funded Scholarship Program

Our aim is to acknowledge and reward the strength that has taken you to get where you are today – be it academic prowess, contribution to community, leadership, extracurricular achievements, or perseverance despite hardship.

Important dates

Applications for Trimester 2 2021 open 17 June 2021.

Applications for Trimester 2 2021 close 15 July 2021 at 5pm.


Different scholarships packages have different durations.

  • Scholarship packages range from a one-off $1000 payment to $10,000 per year, depending on the scholarship program.

Tailored to your strengths, skills and needs, these distinctive scholarships offer you a genuine advantage – both now and in the future. Importantly, we’ve streamlined the submission process so when you apply directly to Deakin for any of these scholarships, you’re automatically in the running for them all.

Deakin Scholarship for Excellence

Available to high-achieving domestic undergraduate and postgraduate students, this scholarship is designed for students who demonstrate exceptional promise both within and beyond academic achievements.

If you have a strong academic record teamed with excellence in extracurricular activities, community service or leadership, this scholarship offers the following financial support.

Learn more about the Deakin Scholarship for Excellence

Deakin Student Support Scholarships

This scholarship offers financial support of up to $10,000 per year to students who display passion, perseverance and commitment to study whilst experiencing financial and personal hardship.

Learn more about the Deakin Student Support Scholarships

Vice-Chancellor's Academic Excellence Scholarship

This scholarship has been fully allocated for 2021 and is not available in Trimester 2 2021.

Awarded by Deakin’s Vice-Chancellor, this esteemed scholarship takes outstanding Deakin students to the next level. It is offered to domestic undergraduate students with exceptional academic achievements and proven experience and leadership.

Included with this scholarship is the Vice-Chancellor’s Professional Excellence Program which is an outstanding personal development program designed to fit around your studies and support you in turning your accomplishments into a real-world advantage.

Learn more about the Vice-Chancellor's Academic Excellence Scholarship

Your application

One application for two scholarships

If you follow the steps and select the 'Deakin Funded Scholarships Program' option and, if eligible, your application will automatically be considered for the Deakin Scholarship for Excellence and the Deakin Student Support Scholarship in the selection process. This reduces the number of scholarships you have to apply for and increases your chances of receiving a Deakin scholarship.

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

You can apply for this scholarship directly through our Scholarship Application Portal.

Visit our application portal

The scholarship application process is highly competitive with a limited number of scholarships available. Unfortunately, not all eligible applicants will receive one.

What happens next?

You'll find out if you were successful usually within four weeks of the closing date. You can view the status of your application via your scholarship application portal account.