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Deakin Student Support Scholarship for Postgraduate Students

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February 15, 2021
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Opportunity Type

Opportunity Type
Scholarship
Funding Type
Fully Funded
Scholarship Type
Post Graduate

Description

Description

A Deakin Student Support Scholarship offers financial support to students who display passion, perseverance and commitment to study, and experience financial or personal hardship.

 

Deakin University offers a personalized experience, enhanced by innovative digital engagement. We lead by creating opportunities to live and work in a connected, evolving world.

Eligibilities

Eligibilities

Prospective candidates should ensure they meet all criteria before submitting their application.

 

To be eligible you must be:

 

  • an Australian citizen or hold an Australian permanent humanitarian visa
  • enrolled in an associate, bachelor or honors degree in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) or postgraduate by coursework degree (CSP or full fee)
  • enrolled at Deakin University in Trimester 1 2021
  • enrolled full time unless there are circumstances preventing full-time study
  • experiencing financial hardship, personal hardship or a long term medical condition

Benefits

Benefits

Various options for support are available:

 

  • $10,000 per year for the normal duration of your course ($1250 per credit point) or
  • $7500 per year for the normal duration of your course ($937.50 per credit point) or
  • $5000 per year for the normal duration of your course ($625 per credit point) or
  • $2500 per year for the normal duration of your course ($312.50 per credit point) or
  • $1000 one off payment.

Program Venue

Program Venue
Melbourne
Program Country
Australia

Eligible Regions

Eligible Regions

Oceania

Eligible Countries

Australia

Eligible Countries

Eligible Countries
Australia

Application Process

Application Process

Supporting documentation

 

As part of the application process you will also be required to upload supporting documentation. When applying for a scholarship, you normally need to submit documents to support your application.

 

Keep these documents relevant and specific. It’s better to submit one relevant, specific example rather than numerous documents that don’t support your application. Please note, documents uploaded from previous application periods, will not be considered.

 

Make sure you read this page carefully – a little bit of preparation can go a long way.

 

Postgraduate by coursework students

 

When you submit your scholarship application online via the Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal, you will need to submit your supporting documents by the Upload Documents option at the top of the Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal screen.

 

Make sure you choose the correct Document type when you upload your documents. If your documents are uploaded into the incorrect Document type category they will not be considered when assessing your application.

 

For your application to be considered, you must submit your documentation before the closing date of the relevant scholarship.

 

Research students

 

If you’re a research student applying for a research scholarship, you’ll need to apply via the online Higher Degree by Research Application Form. You’ll be required to attach a number of certified supporting documents, in addition to your research proposal and referee reports.

 

International students

 

If you’re an international student applying for a scholarship or bursary, you must send your supporting documents to Deakin International Admissions.

 

Due date for documents

 

The due date for supporting documents is the same as the scholarship closing date listed in the undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships sections. Supporting documents submitted after the closing date of the scholarship will not be accepted and your application won’t be considered.

 

Submitting false supporting documents

 

Don’t do it! If you do, you’ll be referred to your Faculty Student Misconduct Committee. Making a false statutory declaration is an act of perjury, which is a criminal offence, and the penalties can be severe.

 

Supporting documents required for financial hardship

 

If you told us you are experiencing financial hardship in your application, you will need to provide evidence of this.

 

Unacceptable documentation

 

The following documentation will not be accepted for this category:

  • payslips
  • tax documents
  • bank statements
  • bills.

 

Supporting documents required for a disability or medical condition

 

If you’ve told us about a disability or medical condition in your application, you will need to provide evidence of this.

 

Acceptable documentation

 

  • A letter from your doctor that confirms the information you have provided in your application and indicates the level of impact your disability or medical condition has had/will have on your studies.
  • A Learning Access Plan from the Disability Resource Centre that specifies your condition and its impact on your ability to study.

 

Unacceptable documentation

 

Non-specific or generic medical documents unfortunately cannot be accepted. These include:

 

  • prescriptions
  • hospital admission forms
  • special consideration forms
  • test results.

 

Other forms of disadvantage documentation required

 

Acceptable documentation

 

Supporting documentation is generally not required for other areas of hardship. If you’ve applied based on your rural/regional home location, you don’t need to provide evidence of this – the postcode you’ve provided in your course application or have listed in Student Connect will be used.

 

You may choose to provide a statement of support of other areas of hardship you are experiencing.

 

The statement of support must:

 

  • be written by a lawyer/solicitor, accountant, religious or community leader, school principal or teacher who is qualified to comment on your circumstances
  • be as specific as possible about what you’re experiencing and the impact on your studies
  • contain an original signature, organizational letterhead (if applicable) and be in PDF format.

 

Unacceptable documentation

 

Other documentation to support your hardship, such as Death Certificates, Intervention Orders, or Confirmations of Aboriginality are not required to be submitted.

 

Supporting documentation for the Deakin Sanctuary Scholarship

 

You will need to provide the following documents for your application to be considered:

 

  • a copy of your visa
  • statement of recommendation from a school or community leader (not a family member)
  • other referee statement which could support your application

 

Remember you want to provide clear and concise documents.

 

Supporting documents for community or volunteer involvement

 

If you have participated in community and volunteer activities, you will need to provide evidence of this involvement.

 

Acceptable documentation

 

For this category, you should provide a certificate of participation or a statement or letter of support by a nominee of the organization or program.

 

The document must:

 

  • confirm your level of involvement in the organization or program by someone in a position of responsibility from that organization
  • be from the community/volunteer organization or program mentioned in your application.

 

The documents you need to provide must be current, concise and relevant.

 

Unacceptable documentation

 

Informal, outdated or generic documents that do not confirm the level of achievement/involvement will not be accepted. These can include:

 

  • screenshots of emails
  • volunteer rosters
  • photographs
  • documents older than two years.

Supporting documents for leadership activities or achievements

 

If you have participated in leadership activities or have been acknowledged for specific achievements, you will need to provide evidence of these.

 

Acceptable documentation

 

For this category, you should provide a certificate of participation or a statement of support by a nominee of the school, program or activity.

 

The document must:

 

  • confirm your leadership or achievements at the school, program or activity by someone in a position of responsibility from that group
  • be from the school, organization, program or activity mentioned in your application.

 

The documents you provide must be current, concise and relevant.

 

Unacceptable documentation

 

Informal, outdated or generic documents that do not confirm the level of achievement/involvement will not be accepted. These can include:

 

  • screenshots of emails
  • volunteer rosters
  • photographs
  • documents older than two years.

 

Supporting documentation for elite sporting activities

 

If you have participated in elite sporting activities you will need to provide evidence of this.

 

Acceptable documentation

 

For this category, you should provide a letter from a senior member of your sporting club or organization confirming your achievements. The document should contain an original signature and be on an organizational letterhead if applicable. The letter you provide must be current, concise and relevant.

Unacceptable documentation

 

Examples of unacceptable sporting documentation include:

 

  • trophies, ribbons or certificates of sporting achievement
  • results of a specific sporting event or competition
  • documents older than two years.

 

Referee statements

 

Referee statements can provide evidence of your personal attributes, academic potential or professional contributions. Your referee can be an employer, a member of a school, organization or community program, or a person known to you. Nominated referees cannot be family members or friends.

 

Acceptable documentation

 

The referee statement must:

 

  • be a letter of support that confirms your personal attributes, academic potential or professional contributions
  • be written by an employer, a member of a school, organization or community program, or a person known to you
  • contain your referee’s original signature, be on an organizational letterhead (if applicable) and be in PDF format.

 

Unacceptable documentation

 

The referee statement cannot include:

  • letters written by a family member or friend
  • informal documents or unsigned letters
  • contact details for a referee without a statement of support.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The Deakin Student Support Scholarship is also aimed to provide support for students experiencing hardship.

 

Areas of hardship include:

 

  • financial hardship – be receiving a means-tested Centrelink benefit or be able to demonstrate personal or family taxable income below $56,000, depending on independence status
  • rural, regional or remote home location
  • disability/long term medical condition
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background
  • recent refugee
  • other demonstrable hardship.

 

Important Dates:

 

Postgraduate, honours and associate degree applications for Trimester 1 2021 close 15 February 2021 at 5pm

Fully Funded

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Deakin Student Support Scholarship for Postgraduate Students

Deadline
February 15, 2021
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Opportunity Type

Opportunity Type Type
Scholarship
Job Type
Full Time
Scholarship Type
Post Graduate

Description

Description

A Deakin Student Support Scholarship offers financial support to students who display passion, perseverance and commitment to study, and experience financial or personal hardship.

 

Deakin University offers a personalized experience, enhanced by innovative digital engagement. We lead by creating opportunities to live and work in a connected, evolving world.

Eligibilities

Eligibilities

Prospective candidates should ensure they meet all criteria before submitting their application.

 

To be eligible you must be:

 

  • an Australian citizen or hold an Australian permanent humanitarian visa
  • enrolled in an associate, bachelor or honors degree in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) or postgraduate by coursework degree (CSP or full fee)
  • enrolled at Deakin University in Trimester 1 2021
  • enrolled full time unless there are circumstances preventing full-time study
  • experiencing financial hardship, personal hardship or a long term medical condition

Benefits

Benefits

Various options for support are available:

 

  • $10,000 per year for the normal duration of your course ($1250 per credit point) or
  • $7500 per year for the normal duration of your course ($937.50 per credit point) or
  • $5000 per year for the normal duration of your course ($625 per credit point) or
  • $2500 per year for the normal duration of your course ($312.50 per credit point) or
  • $1000 one off payment.

Program Venue

Program Venue
Melbourne

Eligible Regions

Eligible Regions

Oceania

Eligible Countries

Eligible Countries

Australia

Application Process

Application Process

Supporting documentation

 

As part of the application process you will also be required to upload supporting documentation. When applying for a scholarship, you normally need to submit documents to support your application.

 

Keep these documents relevant and specific. It’s better to submit one relevant, specific example rather than numerous documents that don’t support your application. Please note, documents uploaded from previous application periods, will not be considered.

 

Make sure you read this page carefully – a little bit of preparation can go a long way.

 

Postgraduate by coursework students

 

When you submit your scholarship application online via the Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal, you will need to submit your supporting documents by the Upload Documents option at the top of the Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal screen.

 

Make sure you choose the correct Document type when you upload your documents. If your documents are uploaded into the incorrect Document type category they will not be considered when assessing your application.

 

For your application to be considered, you must submit your documentation before the closing date of the relevant scholarship.

 

Research students

 

If you’re a research student applying for a research scholarship, you’ll need to apply via the online Higher Degree by Research Application Form. You’ll be required to attach a number of certified supporting documents, in addition to your research proposal and referee reports.

 

International students

 

If you’re an international student applying for a scholarship or bursary, you must send your supporting documents to Deakin International Admissions.

 

Due date for documents

 

The due date for supporting documents is the same as the scholarship closing date listed in the undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships sections. Supporting documents submitted after the closing date of the scholarship will not be accepted and your application won’t be considered.

 

Submitting false supporting documents

 

Don’t do it! If you do, you’ll be referred to your Faculty Student Misconduct Committee. Making a false statutory declaration is an act of perjury, which is a criminal offence, and the penalties can be severe.

 

Supporting documents required for financial hardship

 

If you told us you are experiencing financial hardship in your application, you will need to provide evidence of this.

 

Unacceptable documentation

 

The following documentation will not be accepted for this category:

  • payslips
  • tax documents
  • bank statements
  • bills.

 

Supporting documents required for a disability or medical condition

 

If you’ve told us about a disability or medical condition in your application, you will need to provide evidence of this.

 

Acceptable documentation

 

  • A letter from your doctor that confirms the information you have provided in your application and indicates the level of impact your disability or medical condition has had/will have on your studies.
  • A Learning Access Plan from the Disability Resource Centre that specifies your condition and its impact on your ability to study.

 

Unacceptable documentation

 

Non-specific or generic medical documents unfortunately cannot be accepted. These include:

 

  • prescriptions
  • hospital admission forms
  • special consideration forms
  • test results.

 

Other forms of disadvantage documentation required

 

Acceptable documentation

 

Supporting documentation is generally not required for other areas of hardship. If you’ve applied based on your rural/regional home location, you don’t need to provide evidence of this – the postcode you’ve provided in your course application or have listed in Student Connect will be used.

 

You may choose to provide a statement of support of other areas of hardship you are experiencing.

 

The statement of support must:

 

  • be written by a lawyer/solicitor, accountant, religious or community leader, school principal or teacher who is qualified to comment on your circumstances
  • be as specific as possible about what you’re experiencing and the impact on your studies
  • contain an original signature, organizational letterhead (if applicable) and be in PDF format.

 

Unacceptable documentation

 

Other documentation to support your hardship, such as Death Certificates, Intervention Orders, or Confirmations of Aboriginality are not required to be submitted.

 

Supporting documentation for the Deakin Sanctuary Scholarship

 

You will need to provide the following documents for your application to be considered:

 

  • a copy of your visa
  • statement of recommendation from a school or community leader (not a family member)
  • other referee statement which could support your application

 

Remember you want to provide clear and concise documents.

 

Supporting documents for community or volunteer involvement

 

If you have participated in community and volunteer activities, you will need to provide evidence of this involvement.

 

Acceptable documentation

 

For this category, you should provide a certificate of participation or a statement or letter of support by a nominee of the organization or program.

 

The document must:

 

  • confirm your level of involvement in the organization or program by someone in a position of responsibility from that organization
  • be from the community/volunteer organization or program mentioned in your application.

 

The documents you need to provide must be current, concise and relevant.

 

Unacceptable documentation

 

Informal, outdated or generic documents that do not confirm the level of achievement/involvement will not be accepted. These can include:

 

  • screenshots of emails
  • volunteer rosters
  • photographs
  • documents older than two years.

Supporting documents for leadership activities or achievements

 

If you have participated in leadership activities or have been acknowledged for specific achievements, you will need to provide evidence of these.

 

Acceptable documentation

 

For this category, you should provide a certificate of participation or a statement of support by a nominee of the school, program or activity.

 

The document must:

 

  • confirm your leadership or achievements at the school, program or activity by someone in a position of responsibility from that group
  • be from the school, organization, program or activity mentioned in your application.

 

The documents you provide must be current, concise and relevant.

 

Unacceptable documentation

 

Informal, outdated or generic documents that do not confirm the level of achievement/involvement will not be accepted. These can include:

 

  • screenshots of emails
  • volunteer rosters
  • photographs
  • documents older than two years.

 

Supporting documentation for elite sporting activities

 

If you have participated in elite sporting activities you will need to provide evidence of this.

 

Acceptable documentation

 

For this category, you should provide a letter from a senior member of your sporting club or organization confirming your achievements. The document should contain an original signature and be on an organizational letterhead if applicable. The letter you provide must be current, concise and relevant.

Unacceptable documentation

 

Examples of unacceptable sporting documentation include:

 

  • trophies, ribbons or certificates of sporting achievement
  • results of a specific sporting event or competition
  • documents older than two years.

 

Referee statements

 

Referee statements can provide evidence of your personal attributes, academic potential or professional contributions. Your referee can be an employer, a member of a school, organization or community program, or a person known to you. Nominated referees cannot be family members or friends.

 

Acceptable documentation

 

The referee statement must:

 

  • be a letter of support that confirms your personal attributes, academic potential or professional contributions
  • be written by an employer, a member of a school, organization or community program, or a person known to you
  • contain your referee’s original signature, be on an organizational letterhead (if applicable) and be in PDF format.

 

Unacceptable documentation

 

The referee statement cannot include:

  • letters written by a family member or friend
  • informal documents or unsigned letters
  • contact details for a referee without a statement of support.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The Deakin Student Support Scholarship is also aimed to provide support for students experiencing hardship.

 

Areas of hardship include:

 

  • financial hardship – be receiving a means-tested Centrelink benefit or be able to demonstrate personal or family taxable income below $56,000, depending on independence status
  • rural, regional or remote home location
  • disability/long term medical condition
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background
  • recent refugee
  • other demonstrable hardship.

 

Important Dates:

 

Postgraduate, honours and associate degree applications for Trimester 1 2021 close 15 February 2021 at 5pm

Fully Funded

Time Left

Deakin Student Support Scholarship for Postgraduate Students

Deadline
February 15, 2021
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Opportunity Type

Opportunity Type
Scholarship
Intership Type
Select Type
Scholarship Type
Post Graduate

Description

Description

A Deakin Student Support Scholarship offers financial support to students who display passion, perseverance and commitment to study, and experience financial or personal hardship.

 

Deakin University offers a personalized experience, enhanced by innovative digital engagement. We lead by creating opportunities to live and work in a connected, evolving world.

Eligibilities

Eligibilities

Prospective candidates should ensure they meet all criteria before submitting their application.

 

To be eligible you must be:

 

  • an Australian citizen or hold an Australian permanent humanitarian visa
  • enrolled in an associate, bachelor or honors degree in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) or postgraduate by coursework degree (CSP or full fee)
  • enrolled at Deakin University in Trimester 1 2021
  • enrolled full time unless there are circumstances preventing full-time study
  • experiencing financial hardship, personal hardship or a long term medical condition

Benefits

Benefits

Various options for support are available:

 

  • $10,000 per year for the normal duration of your course ($1250 per credit point) or
  • $7500 per year for the normal duration of your course ($937.50 per credit point) or
  • $5000 per year for the normal duration of your course ($625 per credit point) or
  • $2500 per year for the normal duration of your course ($312.50 per credit point) or
  • $1000 one off payment.

Program Venue

Program Venue
Melbourne

Eligible Regions

Eligible Regions

Oceania

Eligible Countries

Eligible Countries

Australia

Application Process

Application Process

Supporting documentation

 

As part of the application process you will also be required to upload supporting documentation. When applying for a scholarship, you normally need to submit documents to support your application.

 

Keep these documents relevant and specific. It’s better to submit one relevant, specific example rather than numerous documents that don’t support your application. Please note, documents uploaded from previous application periods, will not be considered.

 

Make sure you read this page carefully – a little bit of preparation can go a long way.

 

Postgraduate by coursework students

 

When you submit your scholarship application online via the Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal, you will need to submit your supporting documents by the Upload Documents option at the top of the Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal screen.

 

Make sure you choose the correct Document type when you upload your documents. If your documents are uploaded into the incorrect Document type category they will not be considered when assessing your application.

 

For your application to be considered, you must submit your documentation before the closing date of the relevant scholarship.

 

Research students

 

If you’re a research student applying for a research scholarship, you’ll need to apply via the online Higher Degree by Research Application Form. You’ll be required to attach a number of certified supporting documents, in addition to your research proposal and referee reports.

 

International students

 

If you’re an international student applying for a scholarship or bursary, you must send your supporting documents to Deakin International Admissions.

 

Due date for documents

 

The due date for supporting documents is the same as the scholarship closing date listed in the undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships sections. Supporting documents submitted after the closing date of the scholarship will not be accepted and your application won’t be considered.

 

Submitting false supporting documents

 

Don’t do it! If you do, you’ll be referred to your Faculty Student Misconduct Committee. Making a false statutory declaration is an act of perjury, which is a criminal offence, and the penalties can be severe.

 

Supporting documents required for financial hardship

 

If you told us you are experiencing financial hardship in your application, you will need to provide evidence of this.

 

Unacceptable documentation

 

The following documentation will not be accepted for this category:

  • payslips
  • tax documents
  • bank statements
  • bills.

 

Supporting documents required for a disability or medical condition

 

If you’ve told us about a disability or medical condition in your application, you will need to provide evidence of this.

 

Acceptable documentation

 

  • A letter from your doctor that confirms the information you have provided in your application and indicates the level of impact your disability or medical condition has had/will have on your studies.
  • A Learning Access Plan from the Disability Resource Centre that specifies your condition and its impact on your ability to study.

 

Unacceptable documentation

 

Non-specific or generic medical documents unfortunately cannot be accepted. These include:

 

  • prescriptions
  • hospital admission forms
  • special consideration forms
  • test results.

 

Other forms of disadvantage documentation required

 

Acceptable documentation

 

Supporting documentation is generally not required for other areas of hardship. If you’ve applied based on your rural/regional home location, you don’t need to provide evidence of this – the postcode you’ve provided in your course application or have listed in Student Connect will be used.

 

You may choose to provide a statement of support of other areas of hardship you are experiencing.

 

The statement of support must:

 

  • be written by a lawyer/solicitor, accountant, religious or community leader, school principal or teacher who is qualified to comment on your circumstances
  • be as specific as possible about what you’re experiencing and the impact on your studies
  • contain an original signature, organizational letterhead (if applicable) and be in PDF format.

 

Unacceptable documentation

 

Other documentation to support your hardship, such as Death Certificates, Intervention Orders, or Confirmations of Aboriginality are not required to be submitted.

 

Supporting documentation for the Deakin Sanctuary Scholarship

 

You will need to provide the following documents for your application to be considered:

 

  • a copy of your visa
  • statement of recommendation from a school or community leader (not a family member)
  • other referee statement which could support your application

 

Remember you want to provide clear and concise documents.

 

Supporting documents for community or volunteer involvement

 

If you have participated in community and volunteer activities, you will need to provide evidence of this involvement.

 

Acceptable documentation

 

For this category, you should provide a certificate of participation or a statement or letter of support by a nominee of the organization or program.

 

The document must:

 

  • confirm your level of involvement in the organization or program by someone in a position of responsibility from that organization
  • be from the community/volunteer organization or program mentioned in your application.

 

The documents you need to provide must be current, concise and relevant.

 

Unacceptable documentation

 

Informal, outdated or generic documents that do not confirm the level of achievement/involvement will not be accepted. These can include:

 

  • screenshots of emails
  • volunteer rosters
  • photographs
  • documents older than two years.

Supporting documents for leadership activities or achievements

 

If you have participated in leadership activities or have been acknowledged for specific achievements, you will need to provide evidence of these.

 

Acceptable documentation

 

For this category, you should provide a certificate of participation or a statement of support by a nominee of the school, program or activity.

 

The document must:

 

  • confirm your leadership or achievements at the school, program or activity by someone in a position of responsibility from that group
  • be from the school, organization, program or activity mentioned in your application.

 

The documents you provide must be current, concise and relevant.

 

Unacceptable documentation

 

Informal, outdated or generic documents that do not confirm the level of achievement/involvement will not be accepted. These can include:

 

  • screenshots of emails
  • volunteer rosters
  • photographs
  • documents older than two years.

 

Supporting documentation for elite sporting activities

 

If you have participated in elite sporting activities you will need to provide evidence of this.

 

Acceptable documentation

 

For this category, you should provide a letter from a senior member of your sporting club or organization confirming your achievements. The document should contain an original signature and be on an organizational letterhead if applicable. The letter you provide must be current, concise and relevant.

Unacceptable documentation

 

Examples of unacceptable sporting documentation include:

 

  • trophies, ribbons or certificates of sporting achievement
  • results of a specific sporting event or competition
  • documents older than two years.

 

Referee statements

 

Referee statements can provide evidence of your personal attributes, academic potential or professional contributions. Your referee can be an employer, a member of a school, organization or community program, or a person known to you. Nominated referees cannot be family members or friends.

 

Acceptable documentation

 

The referee statement must:

 

  • be a letter of support that confirms your personal attributes, academic potential or professional contributions
  • be written by an employer, a member of a school, organization or community program, or a person known to you
  • contain your referee’s original signature, be on an organizational letterhead (if applicable) and be in PDF format.

 

Unacceptable documentation

 

The referee statement cannot include:

  • letters written by a family member or friend
  • informal documents or unsigned letters
  • contact details for a referee without a statement of support.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The Deakin Student Support Scholarship is also aimed to provide support for students experiencing hardship.

 

Areas of hardship include:

 

  • financial hardship – be receiving a means-tested Centrelink benefit or be able to demonstrate personal or family taxable income below $56,000, depending on independence status
  • rural, regional or remote home location
  • disability/long term medical condition
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background
  • recent refugee
  • other demonstrable hardship.

 

Important Dates:

 

Postgraduate, honours and associate degree applications for Trimester 1 2021 close 15 February 2021 at 5pm

Fully Funded

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January 1, 1970
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Description

A Deakin Student Support Scholarship offers financial support to students who display passion, perseverance and commitment to study, and experience financial or personal hardship.

 

Deakin University offers a personalized experience, enhanced by innovative digital engagement. We lead by creating opportunities to live and work in a connected, evolving world.

BENIFITS

Various options for support are available:

 

  • $10,000 per year for the normal duration of your course ($1250 per credit point) or
  • $7500 per year for the normal duration of your course ($937.50 per credit point) or
  • $5000 per year for the normal duration of your course ($625 per credit point) or
  • $2500 per year for the normal duration of your course ($312.50 per credit point) or
  • $1000 one off payment.

Eligibilities

Prospective candidates should ensure they meet all criteria before submitting their application.

 

To be eligible you must be:

 

  • an Australian citizen or hold an Australian permanent humanitarian visa
  • enrolled in an associate, bachelor or honors degree in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) or postgraduate by coursework degree (CSP or full fee)
  • enrolled at Deakin University in Trimester 1 2021
  • enrolled full time unless there are circumstances preventing full-time study
  • experiencing financial hardship, personal hardship or a long term medical condition

For Further Queries:

Eligible Regions:

Program Venue:

It will be held in Melbourne.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Supporting documentation

 

As part of the application process you will also be required to upload supporting documentation. When applying for a scholarship, you normally need to submit documents to support your application.

 

Keep these documents relevant and specific. It’s better to submit one relevant, specific example rather than numerous documents that don’t support your application. Please note, documents uploaded from previous application periods, will not be considered.

 

Make sure you read this page carefully – a little bit of preparation can go a long way.

 

Postgraduate by coursework students

 

When you submit your scholarship application online via the Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal, you will need to submit your supporting documents by the Upload Documents option at the top of the Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal screen.

 

Make sure you choose the correct Document type when you upload your documents. If your documents are uploaded into the incorrect Document type category they will not be considered when assessing your application.

 

For your application to be considered, you must submit your documentation before the closing date of the relevant scholarship.

 

Research students

 

If you’re a research student applying for a research scholarship, you’ll need to apply via the online Higher Degree by Research Application Form. You’ll be required to attach a number of certified supporting documents, in addition to your research proposal and referee reports.

 

International students

 

If you’re an international student applying for a scholarship or bursary, you must send your supporting documents to Deakin International Admissions.

 

Due date for documents

 

The due date for supporting documents is the same as the scholarship closing date listed in the undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships sections. Supporting documents submitted after the closing date of the scholarship will not be accepted and your application won’t be considered.

 

Submitting false supporting documents

 

Don’t do it! If you do, you’ll be referred to your Faculty Student Misconduct Committee. Making a false statutory declaration is an act of perjury, which is a criminal offence, and the penalties can be severe.

 

Supporting documents required for financial hardship

 

If you told us you are experiencing financial hardship in your application, you will need to provide evidence of this.

 

Unacceptable documentation

 

The following documentation will not be accepted for this category:

  • payslips
  • tax documents
  • bank statements
  • bills.

 

Supporting documents required for a disability or medical condition

 

If you’ve told us about a disability or medical condition in your application, you will need to provide evidence of this.

 

Acceptable documentation

 

  • A letter from your doctor that confirms the information you have provided in your application and indicates the level of impact your disability or medical condition has had/will have on your studies.
  • A Learning Access Plan from the Disability Resource Centre that specifies your condition and its impact on your ability to study.

 

Unacceptable documentation

 

Non-specific or generic medical documents unfortunately cannot be accepted. These include:

 

  • prescriptions
  • hospital admission forms
  • special consideration forms
  • test results.

 

Other forms of disadvantage documentation required

 

Acceptable documentation

 

Supporting documentation is generally not required for other areas of hardship. If you’ve applied based on your rural/regional home location, you don’t need to provide evidence of this – the postcode you’ve provided in your course application or have listed in Student Connect will be used.

 

You may choose to provide a statement of support of other areas of hardship you are experiencing.

 

The statement of support must:

 

  • be written by a lawyer/solicitor, accountant, religious or community leader, school principal or teacher who is qualified to comment on your circumstances
  • be as specific as possible about what you’re experiencing and the impact on your studies
  • contain an original signature, organizational letterhead (if applicable) and be in PDF format.

 

Unacceptable documentation

 

Other documentation to support your hardship, such as Death Certificates, Intervention Orders, or Confirmations of Aboriginality are not required to be submitted.

 

Supporting documentation for the Deakin Sanctuary Scholarship

 

You will need to provide the following documents for your application to be considered:

 

  • a copy of your visa
  • statement of recommendation from a school or community leader (not a family member)
  • other referee statement which could support your application

 

Remember you want to provide clear and concise documents.

 

Supporting documents for community or volunteer involvement

 

If you have participated in community and volunteer activities, you will need to provide evidence of this involvement.

 

Acceptable documentation

 

For this category, you should provide a certificate of participation or a statement or letter of support by a nominee of the organization or program.

 

The document must:

 

  • confirm your level of involvement in the organization or program by someone in a position of responsibility from that organization
  • be from the community/volunteer organization or program mentioned in your application.

 

The documents you need to provide must be current, concise and relevant.

 

Unacceptable documentation

 

Informal, outdated or generic documents that do not confirm the level of achievement/involvement will not be accepted. These can include:

 

  • screenshots of emails
  • volunteer rosters
  • photographs
  • documents older than two years.

Supporting documents for leadership activities or achievements

 

If you have participated in leadership activities or have been acknowledged for specific achievements, you will need to provide evidence of these.

 

Acceptable documentation

 

For this category, you should provide a certificate of participation or a statement of support by a nominee of the school, program or activity.

 

The document must:

 

  • confirm your leadership or achievements at the school, program or activity by someone in a position of responsibility from that group
  • be from the school, organization, program or activity mentioned in your application.

 

The documents you provide must be current, concise and relevant.

 

Unacceptable documentation

 

Informal, outdated or generic documents that do not confirm the level of achievement/involvement will not be accepted. These can include:

 

  • screenshots of emails
  • volunteer rosters
  • photographs
  • documents older than two years.

 

Supporting documentation for elite sporting activities

 

If you have participated in elite sporting activities you will need to provide evidence of this.

 

Acceptable documentation

 

For this category, you should provide a letter from a senior member of your sporting club or organization confirming your achievements. The document should contain an original signature and be on an organizational letterhead if applicable. The letter you provide must be current, concise and relevant.

Unacceptable documentation

 

Examples of unacceptable sporting documentation include:

 

  • trophies, ribbons or certificates of sporting achievement
  • results of a specific sporting event or competition
  • documents older than two years.

 

Referee statements

 

Referee statements can provide evidence of your personal attributes, academic potential or professional contributions. Your referee can be an employer, a member of a school, organization or community program, or a person known to you. Nominated referees cannot be family members or friends.

 

Acceptable documentation

 

The referee statement must:

 

  • be a letter of support that confirms your personal attributes, academic potential or professional contributions
  • be written by an employer, a member of a school, organization or community program, or a person known to you
  • contain your referee’s original signature, be on an organizational letterhead (if applicable) and be in PDF format.

 

Unacceptable documentation

 

The referee statement cannot include:

  • letters written by a family member or friend
  • informal documents or unsigned letters
  • contact details for a referee without a statement of support.
Applications will be closed at:
February 15, 2021
please read the FAQs while completing your application.
February 15, 2021
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