Deakin Scholarship for Excellence

Deakin University

Aimed at both undergraduates and postgraduates, this scholarship is designed for students who show exceptional promise within or beyond their academic achievements. Strong academic performance or excellence in extracurricular activities, sport, the Arts, community service or leadership will hold the key to success.


Applicants must be: an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Australian permanent resident or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa; commencing or currently enrolled in a bachelor or honours degree in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP), or postgraduate by coursework degree (CSP or full fee); and enrolled at Deakin University in Trimester 1 2022. Applicants must be able to demonstrate achievement in one of the following: an ATAR of at least 85, a Weighted Average Mark (WAM)/Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 80 in previous tertiary study, leadership experience, elite sports performance, community service or volunteer activities, the Arts, or an other significant achievement. Bachelor and honours students must be enrolled full time unless there are exceptional circumstances preventing full time study, and postgraduate students must be enrolled in at least two credit points. Consideration will be given to students experiencing financial or personal hardship.

Further details

Applicants apply directly to Deakin University via the Deakin Scholarship Application Portal.

Amount $5,000

Approximately $5000 per year ($625 per credit point enrolled) for bachelor's and honours students. Approximately $10,000 per year ($1250 per credit point enrolled) for postgraduate students). This scholarship is awarded for the course duration.

Closing date Bachelor's applicants: 7 January 2022. Postgraduate and honours degrees applicants: 15 February 2022.
Frequency Triennial
Duration years
For Australian students
For international students
Level of study Undergraduate / VET
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