Deakin Sanctuary Scholarships

Deakin is committed to providing access to higher education for students seeking asylum or from refugee backgrounds residing in Australia to help with the cost of university study.

The Sanctuary Scholarships offer 100% payment of your tuition fees, plus an additional $6,000 stipend for living and study expenses. The Scholarship program is open to students considering undergraduate or postgraduate study. Further support includes:

  • English language course through Deakin University English Language Institute (granted on a needs basis)
  • A transition program for new students prior to Orientation Week
  • Case management with supported referrals to relevant staff or services
  • Academic mentorship
  • Professional development opportunities and the possibility of casual paid work at Deakin University.

Scholarship information and applications

Deakin Sanctuary Scholarships information for students.

Australian scholarships

Australian scholarship list 2021 (pdf)

Philanthropic support

Deakin Sanctuary Scholarships exist thanks to the generosity of our philanthropic community. If you’re interested in helping more people from a refugee background access life-changing education, please get in touch with us directly, or make a donation online.

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