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Published 6 June 2018

Have you thought of applying for a scholarship? Applications are now open!

By Deakin Scholarships

Whether it’s helping you overcome disadvantage or recognising academic merit, one of our many scholarships could transform your life and your future.

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Are you working lots of hours to make ends meet? Are you struggling to find time for your studies? Are you keen on the idea of a scholarship (who isn’t!) but not sure how to apply?

A scholarship can help relieve some of the financial pressure you face when studying, as well as providing a motivational boost. Deakin has hundreds of scholarships funded by the University, the government and donors. Benefits vary but can include discounts on tuition fees, funding for specific items and cash payments.

So whether or not you think you’re eligible, we encourage you to browse what’s available and submit an application. You might not realise what you’re eligible for! 

So, use the time between trimesters to apply for a scholarship. Here are some frequently asked questions.

When is the application period?

Applications open on Wednesday 6 June 2018 and close at 5pm on Wednesday 11 July 2018.

Am I eligible to apply for a scholarship?

Deakin scholarships cover a range of student types and backgrounds – there are scholarships for undergrads and postgrads, new and continuing students, high achievers and students struggling with their circumstances. Visit the Find a Scholarship webpage and put in your details to view a list of the scholarships you may be eligible for.

How do I apply for a scholarship?

Once you’re ready to apply, visit the Deakin Course and Scholarships Applicant Portal.

My marks are good but not great – should I still apply?

Some scholarships are based on academic merit but others take into account your personal circumstances or career aspirations. Make sure you read the scholarship criteria carefully and if it’s a good fit, why not give it a go?

Any tips for how to make my application stand out?

Read our tips for your application to give yourself the best chance of being offered a scholarship. And remember, applying for a scholarship isn’t just about filling in a form, it’s also your opportunity to stand out from the crowd and be recognised for where you’ve come from and where you need to go, so take the time to complete your application as if you were applying for a job.

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