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Deakin Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Scholarship, Australia

Last updated: Aug 13, 2022

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Target: Australia and New Zealand,

Award Value: 100% Tuition + $5000 per year,

Host Institution: Deakin University


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Deakin Vice-Chancellor's Academic Excellence Scholarship, AustraliaDeakin’s prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Scholarship is now open for applications to students enrolling for undergraduate studies in any discipline at the university opening in Trimester 1. These tuition scholarships are awarded to support students with exceptional academic achievements and excellence, worth 100% tuition up to $5000 per year.

Scholarship Description

Deakin’s prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Scholarship is awarded each year to 26 eligible undergraduate students whose exceptional academic achievements and extra-curricular activities truly set them apart. The awards are limited and normally given towards the end of December, with the remainder of scholarships offered within six weeks of the closing date. Applications for Trimester 1 opens September 1 and closes January 9 each year.

To be considered for these early-round scholarship offers, you will need to submit your application and all supporting documentation by December 5.

Award Benefits

  • 100% of your student contribution (tuition fees).
  • A cash payment of $5000 per year ($625 per credit point).
  • Participation in the Vice-Chancellor’s Professional Excellence Program – an exclusive opportunity for professional and personal growth that runs for the duration of the scholarship.
  • The scholarship is awarded for the normal full-time duration of the course.

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Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Scholarship, you must be:

  • An Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Australian permanent resident, or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa.
  • Commencing at Deakin University with an undergraduate bachelor’s degree in Trimester 1.
  • Enrolled full-time, unless exceptional circumstances are preventing full-time study.
  • Enrolled in a Commonwealth-supported place (CSP).
  • You must be able to demonstrate academic achievement in one of the following:
    • an ATAR of at least 95 or the International Baccalaureate equivalent.
    • dux of your high school.
  • 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.
  • Continued eligibility depends on recipients maintaining a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 70 and participation in the Vice-Chancellor’s Professional Excellence Program.

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Application Procedure

  • Write a successful application.
  • Upload supporting documentation which must include:
    • evidence of your leadership activities or community service achievement.
    • evidence of your sporting or other achievements.
  • Apply for this scholarship directly to Deakin through our Scholarship Application Portal.

Application window for Trimester/Semester 1: early September to early January.

The scholarship application process is highly competitive, therefore, you will be assessed and ranked based on the details you provide and your supporting documentation. You may also be invited to attend an interview to chat about your application or be asked to provide referee statements.

It is advisable you submit your application and all supporting documentation by December 5.

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