Student Rental Assistance Scheme

If you're currently enrolled in an award course at Deakin University (associate degree, bachelor's degree, honours degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master's or PhD) and experiencing financial difficulty then you could be eligible for the Student Rental Assistance Scheme.

Important dates

Applications for Trimester 1 2020 open 18 February 2020.

Applications for Trimester 1 2020 close 16 March 2020 5pm.

We encourage you to apply for this grant early, as applications will be assessed and offers made on a rolling basis. Only complete applications will be assessed.


The payment amount is split into monthly instalments.

The total value of this grant is up to $1440 for the year*.

Eligibility criteria

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

To be eligible you must:

  • be enrolled in an award course at Deakin University in Trimester 1 2020
  • be enrolled full time
  • be in a rental arrangement or have a mortgage
  • not currently hold another scholarship with a value greater than $1000
  • be able to demonstrate you are in receipt of a means-tested Centrelink benefit or have a personal or combined family taxable income below $56 000, depending on independence status.


* Continued payment of this grant will only occur if you remain enrolled full-time at Deakin University. Maximum payment is $1440.

Your application

Supporting documents

To apply for this grant, you'll need to upload evidence of financial hardship.

Learn more about supporting documents

How to apply

You can apply for this grant directly through our Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal.

Visit our applicant portal

What happens next?

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

Rolling offers for this grant will commence up to two weeks after the opening date.