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Scholarships for international students at Deakin University

COVID bursary

Value: 25% of tuition fees for units completed before studying on campus

Eligibility: Applicants must meet following criteria

  • be an international student commencing a coursework degree (bachelor or masters) at Deakin University
  • be a commencing student located outside of Australia and enrolled to study in our online to on-campus pathway in 2021 or 2022
  • have met all the entry requirements for their selected course
  • Applicants must not be a citizen of India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Bhutan, Maldives or Mauritius (other bursaries are available for citizens of these countries). There may be exceptions for applicants with a Deakin authorised agent located outside of the countries listed – please contact the Deakin International team for more information.

Conditions:

  • This bursary only applies to units of study completed online while it is not possible for you to study on campus in Australia.
  • Students arriving in Australia before the Trimesters census date, will no longer be eligible for the Covid Bursary, fees will be adjusted accordingly.
  • Students arriving in Australia after the Trimesters census date, are considered as transitioning to on campus studies, you will be eligible for the bursary for this arrival Trimester/Semester, but not for future study periods.

How to apply?

Applicants do not need to apply this bursary. All international students who apply to study at Deakin through online to on-campus pathway in 2022 and meet above conditions will be automatically assessed for this bursary.

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Deakin Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship

Value: This scholarship is available for 100% or 50% of your tuition fee. Students will be required to participate in Vice-Chancellor’s Professional Excellence Program (VCPEP) as part of the DVCIS scholarship.

Eligibility: Applicants must

  • be a prospective international student for a coursework degree at Deakin University
  • be eligible to study at Deakin University
  • have achieved an 85% average (or equivalent) in previous studies.

All criteria must be met.

Selection of successful applicants for the fixed number of scholarships will be competitive and may require scores above the stated minimum requirements.

How to apply:

Applicants need to submit supporting documents to apply for this scholarship.

  • a completed Deakin International Scholarship Program application form (PDF, 536KB)
  • a personal statement (300 words)
  • two references who can comment on your community engagement and/or leadership capacity
  • a completed application to study at Deakin including academic transcripts.
    Your personal statement must be written by you and reflect your personal views. It should contain:
    • an outline of why you want to study at Deakin University
    • an overview of any extracurricular activities and work experience (paid or voluntary) you have undertaken
    • why you think you would make an outstanding ambassador for Deakin University
    • any other information that will assist your application.

You may also be asked to attend an interview.

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Deakin International Scholarship

Value: 25% of student contributions (tuition fee)

Eligibility: Applicants must:

  • be a prospective international student for a coursework degree at Deakin University
  • be eligible to study at Deakin University
  • have achieved a 65% average (or equivalent) in previous studies.

All criteria must be met.

Selection of successful applicants for the fixed number of scholarships will be competitive, and may require scores above the stated minimum requirements.

How to apply:

Applicants need to submit supporting documents to apply for this scholarship.

You are required to submit:

  • a completed Deakin International Scholarship Program application form
  • a personal statement (300 words)
  • a completed application to study at Deakin including academic transcripts.

Your personal statement must be written by you and reflect your personal views. It should contain:

  • an outline of why you want to study at Deakin University
  • an overview of any extracurricular activities and work experience (paid or voluntary) you have undertaken
  • why you think you would make an outstanding ambassador for Deakin University
  • any other information that will assist your application.

You may also be asked to attend an interview.

Deakin STEM Scholarship

Value: 20% of student contributions (tuition fee)

Eligibility: Applicants must

  • be a citizen from Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka or Vietnam
  • be a new student who commences their course at Deakin anytime up until Trimester 3, 2026
  • meet the entry requirements for their course, including English language requirements
  • maintain a weighted average mark (WAM) of least 65% during each previous year of study at Deakin AND have at least 8 credit points to complete in your course (only relevant if you are a student readmitting to Deakin)
  • be studying a Deakin undergraduate or postgraduate coursework (including honours) from the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment (SEBE)^
  • not be commencing a course on the FutureLearn platform
  • achieve the relevant scores for your current program as detailed below:

How to apply:

All students who apply for eligible courses will be automatically assessed for the scholarship, and will be advised of the outcome. There is no need to complete a scholarship application form.

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