Deakin Student Support Scholarship

A Deakin Student Support Scholarship offers financial support to students who display passion, perseverance and commitment to study, and experience financial or personal hardship.

Important dates

Applications for Trimester 1 2023 open 1 September 2022.

Bachelor's applications for Trimester 1 2023 close 9 January 2023 at 5pm.

Postgraduate and honours applications for Trimester 1 2023 close 15 February 2023 at 5pm.

Bachelor Scholarship offer rounds

Early Round: To be considered for these early round scholarship offers you will need to submit your application and all supporting documentation by 5 December 2022 at 5pm.

Round 1: To be considered for these Round 1 scholarship offers you will need to submit your application and all supporting documentation by 9 January 2023 at 5pm.

We will be aiming for full allocation at this round.

Re-offer Round: To be considered for any remaining scholarships, not taken up in previous offer rounds, you will need to submit your application and all supporting documentation by 2 February 2023 at 5pm.

All scholarships will be offered within six weeks of the Re-offer round closing date.

Benefits

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.

Eligibility criteria

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 2023
  • enrolled full time unless there are circumstances preventing full-time study
  • experiencing an area of hardship.

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
  • arrived in Australia as a refugee
  • other demonstrable hardship.

Your application

Supporting documentation

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).

Learn more about supporting documents

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 three scholarships:

When applying direct to Deakin for this scholarship, select either the 'Undergraduate Scholarship Application Tri/Sem 1 2023' or the 'Postgraduate Scholarship Application Tri/Sem 1 2023' option and, if eligible, your application will automatically be considered for this scholarship and the Vice-Chancellor's Academic Excellence Scholarship and the Deakin Scholarship for Excellence 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.

When applying direct to Deakin for this scholarship, select either the 'Undergraduate Scholarship Application Tri/Sem 1 2023' or the 'Postgraduate Scholarship Application Tri/Sem 1 2023' option and, if eligible, your application will automatically be considered for this scholarship.

This reduces the number of scholarships you have to apply for and increases your chances of receiving a Deakin scholarship.

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.

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.

Bachelor applicants, we will commence offering a limited number of scholarships towards the end of December 2022 with the remainder of scholarships offered progressively from mid-January 2023. To give your application the best chance possible of being considered in all offer rounds, you should submit your application and supporting documentation by 5 December 2022 at 5pm.

Postgraduate, associate and honours applicants, all offers will be made after the application closing date of the 15 February 2023 at 5pm.

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 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.

Next offering period

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

  • Trimester 2 2023 (mid June-mid-July 2023)

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