Indian Students: Apply for Full-Funded Australian Scholarships + Visa

Deakin Vice-Chancellor's Meritorious 100% Scholarship


Applications Now Open

Deakin recognises students with consistently high academic performance and the potential to make a leading contribution to the university and its communities. Scholarships are available in the fields of STEM, creative arts, sports studies and general studies. Successful students will be required to participate in the Vice-Chancellor's Professional Excellence Program.


Important Dates

Applications are now open. It is recommended that scholarship applications be submitted at least one month before your course commences at Deakin.



100% of the total indicative tuition fee stated in your Letter of Offer. Priority place for on-campus accommodation (at own cost and subject to availability).


Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship, all the below selection criteria must be met:

  • Applicant should be an Indian citizen with a valid Indian passport

  • Applicant should be residing in India at the time of application

  • Applicant should be applying through any Deakin authorised agent based in India

  • Applicant should meet the below-mentioned academic eligibility criteria


Academic Eligibility Criteria

  • 85% overall in Year 12 scores of CBSE / ICSE / State Board; OR

  • 10 overall in the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) / A Level; OR

  • 32 overall in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP); OR

  • 80% overall in an undergraduate degree.

All conditions must be met. This scholarship is conditional on acceptance of terms and conditions, which will be specified in the acceptance form.


Supporting Documents

You are required to submit the following:

  • 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 the following points:

  • 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 do 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.


Application Tips

Applying for a scholarship isn't just about meeting the eligibility criteria. It's a good idea to think about why you want a scholarship, how it will help you and what you have to offer the Deakin community.


How to apply

All prospective students who apply will be automatically assessed for the scholarship and will be advised of the outcome after going through the selection process. There is no need to complete a scholarship application form.


How to apply steps

  1. Find your scholarship
    Use our Find a Scholarship tool to browse what opportunities are available. Filter search by level of study and student type. If you're an international student, you can filter by citizenship type, too.

  2. Check entry requirements
    This scholarship caters to students from all walks of life, from those experiencing hardship to those achieving academic excellence. You can find the eligibility criteria on individual scholarship pages.

  3. Check what supporting documents you need
    You will need to submit supporting documents with your scholarship application. Different documents are required depending on the type of scholarship you are applying for.

  4. Check how to apply
    We'll ask you to submit your application via email, a form, Deakin's Scholarship application portal or VTAC. Information is on the individual scholarship pages.

  5. Check scholarship closing dates
    Make a note in your calendar to submit your application on time. Are you a current Year 12 student? Apply now – you don't need to wait until you receive your ATAR.


Deakin-Funded Scholarship Program

When you apply directly for the Deakin-Funded Scholarship Program, you'll be considered for all three scholarships if you meet the eligibility criteria. The program includes the Vice-Chancellor's Academic Excellence Scholarship, the Deakin Scholarship for Excellence and the Deakin Student Support Scholarship.


When are scholarships open?

At Deakin, we have three main scholarship application periods:

  • Trimester 1 from late August until March. Scholarship opportunities will open and close at different times during this period.

  • Trimester 2 from mid-June to mid-July.

  • Trimester 3 from late October to mid-November.


What happens after you apply?

After submission, your application is assessed and ranked. If you are successful, we'll contact you via email, usually within four weeks of the closing date. You can view your application status in your scholarship application portal account. Please note: if you don't hear from us, it means you've been unsuccessful.


Scholarship payments

If you're selected to receive a scholarship, your scholarship letter of offer or terms and conditions will list the applicable eligibility and special conditions.

Some scholarships will make a payment directly to your nominated bank account. If your scholarship covers part or all of your student contributions/tuition fees, payment will be applied directly to your fee account within four weeks after the census date.


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