You might be eligible to get extra support with a scholarship if you are experiencing hardship.
This area applies to you if you have experienced difficult circumstances (personal hardships) that have impacted your ability to study. No supporting documentation is currently required. This is confirmed in the answers you provide in your application. You will be contacted by the scholarships team if documentation is required to support the statement you make in your application.
Disability or medical condition
If you've told us about a disability or medical condition in your application, you need to provide:
- a letter from your doctor that indicates the level of impact your disability or medical condition has had/will have on your studies, or
- a Learning Access Plan that specifies your condition and its impact on your ability to study.
We can’t accept generic medical documents, such as prescription, hospital admission forms, special consideration forms and test results.
If someone you care for is living with a disability or medical condition, please refer to the difficult circumstances section above.
Scholarship application portal document type: Domestic scholarships – Evidence of long-term medical condition.
Experiencing financial disadvantage? You’ll need to provide supporting documentation to ensure you meet the eligibility requirements to be considered for a scholarship. Please note that we don’t accept payslips, tax documents, bank statements or bills.
Receiving a means-tested Centrelink benefit or a Low Income Health Care Card
You need to provide either:
- a recent Centrelink income statement, which you can download from your Centrelink online account. The statement must be in your name, indicate the benefit you receive, and confirm your payment amount and date.
- a copy of your Low Income Health Care Card on which you are named (as the primary card holder or an eligible dependant). You can access a digital copy of your card with your mobile device, use either the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app or the myGov app. The copy must show both sides of the card in full.
Self-supporting with an income below $36,000
You need to provide a statutory declaration. In the form declare your income for the last financial year and provide an estimate of your income for the current financial year.
Supported by your family with a combined income of $64,000
You need to provide a statutory declaration. In the form, list the names of those who provide your financial support, declare your combined income for the last financial year, and provide a combined estimate of your income and those who support you for the current financial year.
Scholarship application portal type: Domestic scholarships – Evidence of financial hardship.
Out of home care
No supporting documentation is required if you have previously/or are currently living in foster/kinship care or are a ward of the state. This is confirmed in the answers you provide in your application. You will be contacted by the scholarships team if documentation is required to support the statement you make in your application.
Refugee or asylum seeker
If you are living in Australia on a permanent visa or are an Australian citizen, no supporting documentation is currently required. This will be confirmed against the citizenship statistics you completed during the enrolment process.
If you are in Australia on a temporary visa you can apply for the Deakin Sanctuary Scholarship. You’ll need to provide:
- a copy of your visa
- a copy of your ImmiCard OR your passport showing your nationality and passport number
- statement of recommendation from a school (secondary or tertiary) or community leader (not a family member)
- other referee statements which could support your application.
Scholarship application portal document type: Deakin Sanctuary Scholarship only – all supporting documentation.
Under-represented, regional or Indigenous students
This category of special consideration supports a range of under-represented students, including applicants who identify as Indigenous Australians, and regional or remote applicants.
No supporting documentation is currently required if you identify as an Indigenous Australian. This will be confirmed against the descent statistics you completed during the enrolment process.
No supporting documentation is currently required if you live, or have lived, in a regional or remote area of Australia which has impacted your ability to study. This will be confirmed against the home postcode you select in your scholarship application. Regional or remote are all categories other than RA1 (Major Cities of Australia) on the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) Remoteness Areas system map – check your regional or remote category using the Department of Health and Aged Care Remoteness Map.