How to apply for a scholarship

Make sure you have the best chance of securing a scholarship with our top tips. A Deakin scholarship can be the difference between dreaming of university and shaping your own future.

How to apply steps

  1. Find your scholarship

    Use our find a scholarship tool to browse what opportunities are available. Filter search by level of study and student type. If you’re an international student, you can filter by citizenship type, too.

  2. Check entry requirements

    Our scholarships cater for students from all walks of life, from those experiencing hardship to those achieving academic excellence. You can find the eligibility criteria on individual scholarship pages.

  3. Check what supporting documents you need

    You will need to submit supporting documents with your scholarship application. Different documents are required depending on the type of scholarship you are applying for.

  4. Check how to apply

    We’ll ask you to submit your application via email, a form, Deakin’s Scholarship application portal or VTAC. Information is on the individual scholarship pages.

  5. Check scholarship closing dates

    Make a note in your calendar to submit your application on time. If you are a current Year 12 student you don’t need to wait until you receive your ATAR to apply.

Find a scholarship

Dreaming of going to university but don’t have the financial means to get there? A scholarship from Deakin could change your life and transform your future. Use our find a scholarship tool to find a scholarship for you.

When are scholarships open?

At Deakin, we have three main scholarship application periods:

  • Trimester 1 from late August until March. Scholarship opportunities will open and close at different times during this period.
  • Trimester 2 from mid-June to mid-July.
  • Trimester 3 from late-October to mid-November.

Use our find a scholarship tool to check the open and closing dates for individual scholarships.

What happens after you apply?

After submission, your application is assessed and ranked. If you are successful, we'll contact you via email, usually within four weeks of the closing date. You can view your application status in your scholarship application portal account. Please note: if you don’t hear from us, it means you’ve been unsuccessful.

Scholarship payments

If you're selected to receive a scholarship, your scholarship letter of offer or terms and conditions will list the applicable eligibility and special conditions.

Some scholarships will make a payment directly to your nominated bank account. If your scholarship covers part or all of your student contributions/tuition fees, payment will be applied directly to your fee account within four weeks after census date.

Part-time student payments

If you're a part-time student, scholarships are generally taxable and will need to be declared as taxable income. Visit the Australian Taxation Office website for more information on whether your scholarship is taxable.

Contact us

If you have a question about scholarships, contact us by email or phone. You can also download the Deakin Scholarships Guide (PDF, 590KB).

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