Deakin Western Chances Scholarships

Deakin, in collaboration with Western Chances, is connecting talented students in Melbourne’s west directly to our scholarships program to support them to complete their tertiary education.

Important dates

Applications for Trimester 1 2023 are currently open and will close 9 March 2023 5pm.


Cash payment up to $3500 for one year.

Payment after census date Trimester 1 $2000 and Trimester 2 $1500.

Eligibility criteria

All Deakin University scholarships have eligibility criteria.

Please ensure you meet all criteria before submitting your Expression of Interest.

To be eligible you must:

  • hold a Western Chances Scholarship having recently completed VCE (may have completed a gap year up to two years)
  • be a domestic student
  • be commencing in an undergraduate degree in a Commonwealth supported place at Deakin in Trimester/Semester 1 2023
  • not already hold a bachelor degree.

How to apply

There is no application form for this scholarship.

If you have previously held, or currently hold, a Western Chances Scholarship please email to register your Expression of Interest in this scholarship. Please include:

  • your name
  • your secondary school
  • your Deakin course or Student ID.

We will confirm your eligibility directly with Western Chances.

More about this program

Deakin University is pleased to collaborate with Western Chances to offer this exciting new scholarship program to help talented and motivated young people from Melbourne’s west to have access to tertiary education.

Western Chances

Western Chances is an organisation which believes in the power of education to transform lives and aims to see young people from Melbourne's western suburbs achieve their full potential. For more information about its valuable work please visit Western Chances.

What happens next?

Once eligibility, including course information has been confirmed you will be sent an official offer letter.

For further information or details on your Expression of Interest email