Invest in your study, invest in your future

Be recognised for your academic achievements or efforts in the community – find a scholarship that works for you and start your journey to your ultimate degree. Our scholarships cater for students from all walks of life and personal situations.

Which scholarship is for me?

We offer scholarships at all levels of study – undergraduate, postgraduate and research, plus a range of scholarships for international students. Use our find a scholarship tool to narrow your search by level of study and student type.

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Deakin-funded undergraduate scholarships

Begin your journey at university with an undergraduate scholarship in your chosen study area. The Deakin-Funded Scholarship Program includes three key scholarships: Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Scholarship, Deakin Scholarship for Excellence and Deakin Student Support Scholarship. Apply via our Scholarship application portal and be considered for all three scholarships if you meet the eligibility criteria.

Deakin Scholarship for Excellence

Is your ATAR at least 85? You could receive $5000 per year in cash or towards student contributions. Be rewarded for your achievements beyond the classroom.

Deakin Student Support Scholarship

This scholarship supports students who experience financial or personal hardship, yet display passion, perseverance and commitment to study. You could receive up to $10,000 per year.

Vice-Chancellor's Academic Excellence Scholarship

Is your ATAR 95 and above? You could receive $5000 per year and have 100% of your tuition fees paid with Deakin’s prestigious Vice-Chancellor's Academic Excellence Scholarship.

This scholarship...encouraged me to pursue opportunities to develop and improve my character, and it’s helped me find professional success through networking.

Josh Green

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws student, Deakin scholarship recipient

Donor undergraduate scholarships

We also offer a range of donor scholarships. Each is unique with differing criteria, rewarding aspiring students from diverse backgrounds.

The George Alexander Foundation Scholarship

Are you a high-achieving recent VCE student from a rural or regional area? You could receive cash payments of up to $24,000 across the duration of your course.

The Helen Macpherson Smith Trust Scholarship

Do you identify as a woman living in rural or regional Victoria who is experiencing financial hardship? You could receive between $21,000 to $28,000.

How to apply 

Discover our top tips for making a strong application for the best chance of securing a scholarship. You’ll gain far more than financial support once you’re with us. We’ll equip you with all the tools, practical skills and confidence you need to succeed.

Postgraduate scholarships

Reach your full potential and achieve your career goals with the support of a postgraduate scholarship. Our top scholarships recognise and reward students from a range of backgrounds and interest areas.

Deakin Scholarship for Excellence

Do you excel in sports, the arts or community service? You could receive $10,000 per year in cash or towards your student contributions.

Deakin Student Support Scholarship 

Passionate about study but experiencing personal or financial hardship? You could receive up to $10,000 per year in study support.

Research and PhD scholarships

Our research degree and PhD scholarships will support you during your studies and can cover tuition fees, overseas student health cover or living allowances. For the best chance at securing a scholarship, you’ll need an H1 grade average or equivalent.

Higher degree by research scholarships 

Are you a domestic or international student pursuing a higher degree by research? You could be eligible for a stipend of $34,400 per year during your studies.

NHMRC postgraduate scholarships

The National Health and Medical Research Council’s postgraduate scholarships scheme funds successful applicants to attain a research-based postgraduate degree (PhD or a masters degree).

Fulbright Australia scholarships

Interested in PhD research in the United States or pursue a US postgraduate program? Non-profit Fulbright Australia promotes educational and cultural exchange between Australia and the US.

Indigenous student scholarships

Indigenous student scholarships

Education is a key factor in improving economic and social wellbeing. Our range of scholarships for Indigenous students provide financial support and will help you to focus on achieving success in your studies.

International student scholarships

International student scholarships

Transform your future with a Deakin international scholarship. We offer scholarships that recognise high academic performance and the potential to make a positive contribution to the community. Use our find a scholarship tool to narrow your search and discover what opportunities you might be eligible for.

External scholarships

As well as our own scholarships, Deakin students can apply for external scholarships offered by organisations not affiliated with the University. Find the right scholarship for you, no matter your study level.

Find out more about external scholarships

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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