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2023 DUSA Scholarship Applications are now open!

Experiencing economic, and social or geographic disadvantage can make it difficult to succeed in your study. DUSA recognises that it is not always possible to afford the costs associated with being a student. The DUSA Scholarship enables recipients to select resources that will best support them to be successful in their studies.

  • DUSA Gold membership 2023
  • Your choice of items up to the value of $3000:
    • Laptop
    • Travel assistance (Annual general parking permit/public transport/MYKI/ Fuel Voucher)
    • Deakin Card Top Up which can be used for services such as printing, photocopying, binding, purchase of text books supplied through the DUSA Bookshop or food purchases
  • One academic year
Number per year

A total of 11 scholarships will be offered, awarded across all campuses to continuing students. The allocation will consist of:

  • Three at the Burwood Campus
  • Two at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
  • Two at the Geelong Waterfront Campus
  • Two at the Warrnambool Campus
  • Two to Cloud enrolled students

To be eligible for this scholarship you must (all conditions must be met):

  • 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 or postgraduate Masters (Course Work) degree in a Commonwealth supported place. Full time enrolment requires students to be enrolled in a minimum 6 credit points over 2 teaching periods.
  • be able to demonstrate a combination of Financial and social or geographical disadvantage
  • have a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 50
Selection criteria

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

  • personal - details of living arrangements
  • financial - details of assets, savings and employment (including annual income).
  • 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 1, 2023 highlighting the impact receiving this support has had on you personally and the potential benefit on your studies during the year for a case study and/or reporting purposes.
Supporting documentation
  • As part of the application process you will be required to provide supporting documentation to demonstrate you are in receipt of a means-tested Centrelink benefit or have a personal or combined family taxable income below $56,000, depending on independence status.
How to apply
Finding out if you're successful
  • Your application will be assessed and ranked based on the details you provide and your supporting documentation.
  • You'll find out if you were successful some time after applications close with items dispensed prior to Trimester 1 2023.
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