Destination Australia Scholarships

Interested in studying at a regional Victorian university campus, which offers world-class facilities and a friendly community? Applications for our Destination Australia Scholarship are now open. Don't miss your chance to be supported with $15,000 every year of your degree.

Important dates

Applications for Trimester 1 2024 open 15 September 2023.

Applications for Trimester 1 2024 close 9 January 2024 at 5pm.

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 2023 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 2024 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 31 January 2024 at 5pm.

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


Cash payment up to $15,000 per year

This scholarship is for your normal course duration.

Eligibility criteria

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

To be eligible you must:

  • be a domestic student
  • be commencing one of the following undergraduate bachelor degrees and enrolled full time at the Deakin Warrnambool Campus (on campus study) in Trimester 1 2024:
    • Bachelor of Education (Primary)
    • Bachelor of Marine Science
    • Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery
    • Bachelor of Nursing
  • reside in a regional area when commencing your studies
  • be from one of the following underrepresented groups:
    • low-socioeconomic status (low-SES)
    • first in family to tertiary study
    • living with a disability
    • First Nations people.


The following conditions apply:

  • this scholarship is not transferrable to other campuses.
  • you must remain enrolled at the Warrnambool campus. At least 75% of all studies must be undertaken in located mode at the Warrnambool campus.
  • you must maintain ongoing residency in a regional area for the duration of the scholarship. If you are successful you will be asked to provide evidence of your home location eg. utilities' bills, rates, rental notice etc.
  • this scholarship cannot be held concurrently with another scholarship.
  • this scholarship cannot be deferred or intermitted.

Your application

How to write a successful application:

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 and be recognised for where you’ve come from and where you want to go.

Read more about our top tips for applying for a scholarship

How to apply

Apply directly to Deakin

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

When applying direct to Deakin for this scholarship, select the 'Undergraduate Scholarship Application Tri/Sem 1 2024' 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.

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

This scholarship is yet to be confirmed for any future offering periods. Please check back at this page at a later date for any updates.

Destination Australia – an Australian Government initiative