Australia’s Deakin University announces INR30 million scholarships program for Indian students

This new initiative recognises deserving Indian students with consistently high academic performance.

Australia’s Deakin University has announced its Vice-Chancellor’s Meritorious Scholarship Program 2022.

Under this scholarship program the university will offer a 100% tuition fee waiver to four high-achieving Indian students for the full duration of their studies at either undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Image source: Deakin University.

Hritish Kakati, a Vice-Chancellor’s Meritorious Scholar in 2021, said:

“I feel extremely privileged to have won the Deakin University Vice-Chancellor’s Meritorious 100% scholarship last year. Being a Vice-Chancellor’s scholar gave me the opportunity to be part of the Vice Chancellor’s Professional Excellence Program (VCPEP), wherein I can meet and interact with achievers from all over the world.”

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Deakin, established in 1974, also offers other academic merit-based bursaries and scholarships for Indian students that include a 25% Merit Scholarship and a 20% Bursary for studies onshore in Australia. 

Image source: Professor Iain Martin, Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University.

Professor Iain Martin, Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University said that the university was committed to supporting Indian students who had aspirations to pursue a high-quality international education.

“Over almost three decades, Deakin’s relationship with India has been a very successful one, achieving great outcomes for Indian students and their communities. This is a priority for us – helping students gain the skills that will make a real difference to their communities in India.”

The new scholarship announcement comes as part of Deakin University’s initiative ‘Changing Lives’.

This new initiative recognises deserving Indian students with consistently high academic performance.

Image source: Ravneet Pawha, Vice-President (Global Alliances) and CEO (South Asia), Deakin University.

Ravneet Pawha, Vice-President (Global Alliances) and CEO (South Asia) at Deakin beleives that this announcement has come at the right time.

“Both our countries’ prime ministers have recently emphasised the importance of education exchange in the light of the Free Trade Agreement.”

She further adds:

“With these scholarships, we aim to nurture future leaders who can make significant contributions in areas of science, technology, arts and more.”

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Deakin has 28 years of engagement in India and the university started and launched this initiative in 2014 to support talented and dedicated Indian students.