Applications for Trimester 1 2022 open 6 September 2021
Applications for Trimester 1 2022 close at different times:
Bachelor degrees: close 7 January 2022 5pm.
Associate degrees, honours degrees and postgraduate degrees: close 15 February 2022 5pm.
We will offer a limited number of scholarships at the end of December 2021. The remainder of scholarships are offered within six weeks of the closing date detailed above. To be considered for these early round scholarship offers you will need to submit your application and all supporting documentation by 8 December 2021 at 5pm.
Various options for support are available:
- $10,000 per year for the normal duration of your course ($1250 per credit point) or
- $7500 per year for the normal duration of your course ($937.50 per credit point) or
- $5000 per year for the normal duration of your course ($625 per credit point) or
- $2500 per year for the normal duration of your course ($312.50 per credit point) or
- $1000 one off payment.
Prospective candidates should ensure they meet all criteria before submitting their application.
To be eligible you must be:
- an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Australian permanent resident or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa
- enrolled in an associate, bachelor or honours degree in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) or a postgraduate by coursework degree (CSP or full fee)
- enrolled at Deakin University in Trimester 1 2022
- enrolled full time unless there are circumstances preventing full-time study
- experiencing financial hardship, personal hardship or a long term medical condition.
Areas of hardship
The Deakin Student Support Scholarship is aimed to provide support for students experiencing hardship.
Areas of hardship include:
- financial hardship – be receiving a means-tested Centrelink benefit or be able to demonstrate personal or family taxable income below $56,000, depending on independence status
- rural, regional or remote home location
- disability/long term medical condition
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background
- recent refugee
- other demonstrable hardship.
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 financial hardship (if applicable)
- evidence of your medical condition (if applicable).
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.
One application for three scholarships:
When applying directly to Deakin for this scholarship select the 'Deakin Funded Scholarships Program' option and, if eligible, your application will automatically be considered for the Vice-Chancellor's Academic Excellence Scholarship, 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.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC
If you’ve applied to study at Deakin through VTAC and have completed a VTAC scholarship application, you’ll be considered for this scholarship.
Apply directly to Deakin
All other applicants can apply for this scholarship directly to Deakin through our Scholarship Application Portal.
The scholarship application process is highly competitive with a limited number of scholarships available. Unfortunately, not all eligible applicants will receive one.
Other support services
Deakin offers a range of support services for students experiencing hardship. More information is available from Deakin Student Life.
Deakin also offers interest-free student loans to assist students with the costs associated with studying (conditions apply). For more information about our Financial Assistance options please visit our Current Students website.
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.
We will commence offering a limited number of scholarships at the end of December 2021 with the remainder of scholarships offered progressively from mid-January 2022. To be considered for the December scholarship offer round you will need to submit your application and all supporting documentation by 8 December 2021 at 5pm.
Bachelor degree students:
You'll find out if you were successful usually within six 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.
Associate degree, honours degree, and postgraduate degree students:
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 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.