Applications for Trimester 1 2021 open 31 August 2020.
Applications for Trimester 1 2021 close 11 January 2021 at 5pm.
We will commence offering a limited number of scholarships at the end of December 2020 with the remainder of scholarships 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 16 December 2020 at 5pm.
100% of your student contribution (tuition fees).
A cash payment of $5000 per year ($625 per credit point).
Participation in the Vice-Chancellor's Professional Excellence Program – an exclusive opportunity for professional and personal growth that runs for the duration of the scholarship.
The scholarship is awarded for the normal full-time duration of the course.
Prospective candidates should ensure they meet all criteria before submitting their application.
To be eligible you must be:
- an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa
- commencing at Deakin University in an undergraduate bachelor degree in Trimester 1 2021
- enrolled full time unless there are exceptional circumstances preventing full-time study
- enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP).
You must be able to demonstrate academic achievement in one of the following:
- an ATAR of at least 95 or International Baccalaureate equivalent
- dux of your high school.
Consideration will be given to:
- your extra-curricular activities and achievements, for example in the areas of leadership, community service, the arts, volunteering, or sport
- students experiencing personal or financial hardship.
Continued eligibility depends on recipients maintaining a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 70 and participation in the Vice-Chancellor's Professional Excellence Program.
As part of the application process you are 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, you need to provide.
Aim to provide documents which are current, relevant and concise.
The supporting documentation required includes:
- evidence of your leadership activities or community service achievement
- evidence of your sporting or other achievements.
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.
How to apply
You can apply for this scholarship directly through our Scholarship Application Portal. You don't need to wait for your results to apply.
One application for three scholarships:
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 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.
What happens next?
Your application will be assessed and ranked based on the details you provide and your supporting documentation.
You may also be invited to attend an interview to chat about your application or be asked to provide referee statements.
We will commence offering a limited number of scholarships at the end of December 2020 with the remainder of scholarships 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 16 December 2020 at 5pm.You can see the status of your application via your scholarship application portal account.