Awarded by the Vice-Chancellor to Australian undergraduate students whose exceptional academic achievements and extra-curricular activities truly sets them apart
What are the benefits for you?
Financial support for your studies:
- 100% of your student contribution (tuition fees) +
- a cash payment of $5000 per year +
- participation in the Vice-Chancellor's Professional Excellence Program
The Vice-Chancellor's Professional Excellence Program is an exclusive opportunity for professional and personal growth that runs for the duration of your scholarship.
Deakin has a flexible approach to payment methods of scholarship benefits which means you have the choice to package the scholarship in the way that best suits your needs. The average value of the scholarship is $40 000 depending on your course of enrolment.
Deakin has streamlined its application process such that when you select the Deakin Funded Scholarships Program option you will be considered for the Vice-Chancellor's Academic Excellence Scholarship as well as the Deakin Scholarship for Excellence and the Deakin Student Support Scholarship in the selection process. This reduces the number of scholarships you have to apply for and increases your chances of receiving a Deakin scholarship.
The scholarship is awarded for full time study for the normal full time duration of the course.
Continued eligibility is subject to maintaining a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 70 and participation in the Vice-Chancellor's Professional Excellence Program.
All conditions must be met
- an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa
- commencing at Deakin University in an undergraduate bachelor degree in any trimester/semester in the 2017 academic year
- enrolled full time unless there are exceptional circumstances preventing full time study
- enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place
- able to demonstrate academic achievement in one of the following:
1. an ATAR of at least 95 or International Baccalaureate equivalent or dux of your high school or
2. highest ranking student commencing in Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery.
Consideration will be given to:
- your extra-curricular activities and achievements – for example in the areas of leadership, community service, the arts, volunteering, or sport
- students experiencing personal or financial hardship
As part of the application process you will be required to provide supporting documentation. Your application will not be considered complete until you upload your documentation.
The supporting documentation required includes:
- two referee statements (eg. School Principal, Employer or similar person able to comment on your achievements)
- evidence of your leadership activities or other achievements
- if you were the dux of your high school you will need to provide confirmation through a letter or school certificate.
Make sure you choose the correct Document type when you upload your documents as it will make a difference. If your documents are uploaded into the incorrect Document type they will not be considered when assessing your application. Remember it is quality, not quantity, which you need to provide. Aim to provide documents which are current, relevant and concise. For information on the types of documents to be provided please visit the Supporting documentation. Late or incomplete documentation will not be accepted.
When will I know
At the latest, you will know the outcome of your application within six weeks of the closing date. Submit your application early. We will start offering scholarships from 12 December 2016.
For more information click "Further official information" below.