Deakin Scholarship for Excellence (Trimester 3 2021)

Aimed at both undergraduates and postgraduates, this scholarship is designed for students who show exceptional promise within or beyond their academic achievements. Strong academic performance or excellence in extracurricular activities, sport, the Arts, community service or leadership will hold the key to success.

Important dates

Applications for Trimester 3 2021 open 20 October 2021.

Applications for Trimester 3 2021 close 10 November 2021 at 5pm.

Benefits

The scholarship is awarded for the normal full time duration of the course. Different study load rules apply to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Undergraduate studies

$5000 per year ($625 per credit point) paid as cash or towards student contributions (tuition fees) - the choice is yours!

Postgraduate studies

$10,000 per year ($1250 per credit point) paid as cash or towards student contributions (tuition fees), or a combination of both – the choice is yours!

Eligibility criteria

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

To be eligible you must be:

  • an Australian citizen or the holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa
  • commencing or currently enrolled in an undergraduate bachelor degree in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) or postgraduate by coursework degree (CSP or full fee)
  • enrolled at Deakin University in Trimester 3 2021
  • bachelor students enrolled full time unless there are exceptional circumstances preventing full time study, or postgraduate students enrolled in at least two credit points
  • able to demonstrate achievement in one of the following:
    • an ATAR of at least 85
    • a Weighted Average Mark (WAM)/Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 80 in previous tertiary study
    • leadership experience
    • elite sports performance
    • community service
    • volunteer activities
    • the Arts
    • any other achievement.

Consideration will be given to students experiencing financial or personal hardship.

Conditions

Continued eligibility is subject to maintaining a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 65.

Your application

Supporting documents

As part of the application process you will also be required to upload 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.

The supporting documentation required includes:

  • evidence of your previous WAM or GPA (if completed at another institution)
  • evidence of any leadership activities or community service achievements
  • evidence of any sporting or other achievements.

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, it’s your opportunity to stand out from the crowd and be recognised for where you’ve come from and where you need to go.

Read more about our top tips for applying for a scholarship

One application for two scholarships:

When applying direct to Deakin for this scholarship, select the 'Deakin Funded Scholarships Program 2021' option and, if eligible, your application will automatically be considered for the Deakin Scholarship for Excellence and 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.

How to apply

Apply directly to Deakin

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

Apply for this scholarship

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

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

If you are successful, you will be contacted by the email address you nominated within your application portal account, unsuccessful applicants will not be contacted.

You'll find out if you were successful usually within four weeks of the application closing date. If you have not received an offer by this time, you have been unsuccessful. You can view the status of your application via your scholarship application portal account.

Next offering period

Following the application period above, this scholarship will be available for offer in:

  • Trimester/Semester 1 2022 (now open - various closing dates for different study levels)
  • Trimester/Semester 2 2022 (mid-June 2022 to mid-July 2022)

Application dates provided are indicative only. Please check closer to the application period for specific opening and closing dates.