Deakin University Student Association (DUSA) Scholarships

Succeeding in your study and getting involved in student life are two of the most important parts of university. Some students do not have this opportunity due to economic, social or geographic disadvantage. This DUSA scholarship can help give students greater opportunity, allowing them to concentrate on their studies and make the most of the opportunities University presents.


This scholarship will be paid in vouchers which can be used to pay for:

  • All prescribed text books (for enrolled units) for the academic year supplied through the DUSA Bookshop,
  • iPad, tablet or laptop,
  • $500 DUSA voucher which can be used at DUSA bookshops or to pay for trips, tours, events or short courses offered by DUSA,
  • $100 Deakin Campus Services spend which can be used for services such as printing, photocopying, binding or food purchases,
  • DUSA Gold membership 2017,
  • $250 Travel Assistance Package (annual general parking permit/public transport/MYKI),
  • 100% funded participation at one of the following:
  1. Southern University Games
  2. Australian University Games
  3. Snow Games

(This includes registration, accommodation, travel to and from games and team meals)


  • One academic year

Number per year

A total of six scholarships will be offered, awarded across all campuses to continuing students. The allocation will consist of:

  • Two at the Burwood Campus
  • One at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus 
  • One at the Geelong Waterfront Campus
  • One at the Warrnambool Campus 
  • One to a Cloud enrolled student.


To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa
  • be a currently enrolled (continuing) student, enrolled full time in an undergraduate bachelor degree in a Commonwealth supported place
  • be able to demonstrate economic, social or geographical disadvantage
  • have a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65

(all conditions must be met)

Selection criteria

Your application will be assessed and ranked based on the information you provide in your application including:

  • personal - details of living arrangements and employment (must include annual income).
  • financial - details of assets and savings (bank accounts etc.).     
  • information regarding any hardship you face
  • how the scholarship will benefit you.

Special conditions

If you are successful you will be required to provide a written statement in Trimester 2, 2017 highlighting the impact receiving this support has had on you personally and on your studies during the year for a case study and/or reporting purposes.

Opening and closing dates

Applications for Trimester 1 2017 open Tuesday 31 January and close Friday 17 February at 5pm.

How to apply

Applications will only be accepted via the email submission to

Download and complete the DUSA Scholarship Application Form here.

Supporting documentation

As part of the application process you will also be required to provide supporting documentation. You must email your supporting documents with your applicant ID number in the subject line to no later than the closing date of the scholarship.

The supporting documentation required includes:

  • Evidence of any hardship you are experiencing, 
  • Details of your living arrangements and employment (must include your annual income), 
  • Details of assets and savings (bank accounts etc.),
  • Evidence of Centrelink income,
  • Confirmation of enrolment from Deakin University.

Please ensure you complete and submit the DUSA Scholarship Application Form along with any supporting evidence.