Apply for the 2024 Deakin University HDR Scholarship: Fully Funded

The Deakin University HDR Scholarships for international students are now open for interested and qualified students willing to pursue a postgraduate research and PhD degree in Australia.

For all selected applicants, the Deakin University HDR Scholarships offer fully-funded awards of full tuition waiver, annual stipends of $28,900, a relocation allowance of $1500, and comprehensive health insurance.

In this post, we will provide you with the details, eligibility requirements, benefits, and a breakdown of the processes involved in the application for the Deakin University Scholarship.

Deakin University HDR Scholarship Details

Deakin University offers a range of government and University-funded scholarships available to support you during your candidature.

The RTP scholarships are funded by the Australian Government, while the DUPR scholarships are funded by Deakin University. Both awards are available to domestic and international students. 

PhD and research degree scholarships can cover tuition fees, overseas student health cover, living allowances paid as stipends, and relocation allowances.

Deakin University HDR Scholarship Requirements

To be considered for the Deakin University Scholarship, you must:

  • be a domestic or international student enrolled in an HDR course of study at Deakin University
  • completed at least four years of tertiary education studies
  • not be receiving an equivalent award or scholarship from the Commonwealth designed to offset HDR fees
  • not be receiving income from another source to support that student’s general living costs while undertaking their course of study if that income is greater than 75 per cent of that student’s RTP or DUPRS Stipend rate.
  • have achieved 80% or equivalent in the research component of their previous study or an equivalent level of academic attainment, taking into account previous study, relevant work experience, research publications and other research experience
  • meet all other minimum entry requirements according to the Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) Admission, Selection and Enrolment Procedure. 

Benefits of the Deakin University HDR Scholarship

Stipend and Allowances Value 

  • A stipend of $34,400 per annum for 2024 tax-exempt
    • A relocation allowance from $500 to $1,500 (for single to family) is awarded to students who are moving from interstate or overseas in order to study at Deakin
    • For international students only: Single Overseas Student Health Cover policy for the duration of the student visa.

Doctoral Degree Duration

  • 3 years for a stipend and 4 years for the tuition fees offset

Research Master Degree Duration

  • 2 years for stipend and 2 years for the tuition fees offset

Required Documents

To apply, candidates must be ready to submit the following documents;

  • CV
  • Academic transcripts
  • Valid English test result/evidence of Language of instruction
  • Bachelor, Honours or Masters thesis/dissertation.
  • Publication
  • A statement of the research project/problem/question

How To Apply for the Deakin University HDR Scholarship

Interested and qualified applicants should follow the procedures below to apply for the Deakin University HDR Scholarship;

  • click on the button below to visit the scholarship webpage
  • you are to fill out and submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) form at least 4 weeks prior to the scholarship deadline.

Steps to completing the EOI form:

  • Step 1: Prospective applicant contacts potential supervisor
  • Step 2: The supervisor agrees to supervision and invites the prospective applicant to submit an EoI
  • Step 3: Prospective applicant completes EoI form sections 1-9 and sends to supervisor
  • Step 4: Supervisor completes EoI form sections 10-13
  • Step 5: The Supervisor sends EoI form and additional supporting documentation to the e-mail of the faculty chosen.

Click on the button below to commence your application if you are eligible and qualified.

Application Link:

Deadline: All year round