Deakin In-Country 30% Bursary

Applications now open

Deakin is providing a 30% tuition bursary to support our international students in South Asia who start their studies through our online to on-campus pathway.

Important dates

Currently open


This bursary of 30% is available while you temporarily study online until the Australian borders open and you can study on campus.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible, all the below selection criteria must be met:

  • Applicant should be a citizen of a South Asian country* (as applicable)
  • Applicant should be residing in the South Asian country* at the time of application
  • Applicant should be applying through any Deakin Authorised Agent based in South Asian countries*
  • Applicant has met all the entry requirements for their selected course
  • Applicant must qualify for one of the five bursaries or scholarships listed below to be eligible for this In-Country 30% Bursary.

Please note: this bursary is only available while you are studying online and living in South Asia. Once you are able to travel to Australia to commence your on-campus studies, you will no longer be eligible for this bursary, however you may be eligible for one of the following bursaries/scholarships, depending on academic and other eligibility criteria:

Deakin International Meritorious 20% Scholarship
Deakin International Meritorious 25% Scholarship
Deakin India Merit Scholarship (25%)
Deakin India Undergraduate Bursary (20%)
Deakin India Postgraduate Bursary (20%)

*List of countries in South Asia: India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal


All conditions must be met. This scholarship is conditional on acceptance of terms and conditions which will be specified in the acceptance form.

  • Students arriving in Australia before the Trimesters census date, will no longer be eligible for the Covid Bursary, fees will be adjusted accordingly.
  • Students arriving in Australia after the Trimesters census date, are considered as transitioning to on campus studies, you will be eligible for the bursary for this arrival Trimester/Semester, but not for future study periods.
  • Please refer here for the 2022 census dates

How to apply

The 30% will be payable while you temporarily study online until the Australian borders open and you can study on campus

For more information, email the Deakin University South Asia Office.

Email Deakin SOUTH ASIA