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Deakin University offers $4.5 million scholarship in recognition of India’s 75th year of Independence

100% tuition fee waiver will be offered to 20 high-achieving Indian students for the full duration at the university.

Australia’s Deakin University has announced its Research Scholarships Program 2023, which offers a 100% tuition fee waiver to 20 high-achieving Indian students for the entire duration of their onshore higher degree by research studies at the university.

Ravneet Pahwa, Vice-President (Global Alliances) and CEO (South Asia), Deakin University, said in a statement that these scholarships are in recognition of “India’s 75th year of Independence and 28 years of Deakin University’s presence and engagement in India.”

She noted:

“Deakin’s Research Scholarships Program aim to provide Indian students with an opportunity to study with our vibrant research community in Australia and pursue meaningful research that can provide solutions to global challenges.”

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The scholarship recipients will receive a 100% tuition fee waiver and an annual stipend of up to Rs 15 lacs (almost $26,000) for full-time, on-campus study for up to three years.

Deakin said in a statement that Indian students would also be eligible to receive a one-time relocation allowance of up to Rs 1.5 lacs (almost $2,500) and health insurance cover for their student visa. Deakin notes:

“Through these scholarships, students will be able to re-imagine their careers, connect with industry, and create an impact alongside world-leading researchers at Victoria’s number one university for overall employment.”

Deakin University; Image Source; Deakin SouthAsia
Deakin University; Image Source; Deakin South Asia

Professor Julie Owens, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research, Deakin University, said in a statement that Deakin’s focus is on promoting research that has an impact on local and global communities.

She observed:

“Through the Research Scholarships Program, we will provide passionate students with the opportunity to focus on making an original and significant contribution in their chosen area of research.”

Professor Bas Baskaran, Pro Vice-Chancellor International Research Partnerships, Deakin University, adds that Deakin has a deep presence and engagement in India.

Deakin University; Image Source; Deakin SouthAsia
Deakin University; Image Source; Deakin South Asia

He says: 

“We have had deep connections with India for almost three decades and our collaborations with eminent institutes in the region have led to exceptional innovation and research over the years.”

Deakin University; Image Source; Deakin SouthAsia
Deakin University; Image Source; Deakin South Asia
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Applications for the scholarship are open for students meeting the below eligibility criteria:

  • A Master’s degree with at least two-thirds of the degree comprising a thesis graded at 80% and above
  • A Master’s degree by coursework or graduate diploma, which includes a research project or thesis of 10,000 to 20,000 words, and 80% and above standard and research methodology units
  • Relevant postgraduate research experience
  • Independently refereed journal articles, publications, or conference papers
  • Professional reporting or prior learning
  • Research-related awards or prizes
  • IELTS/TOEFL scores are mandatory

The last date to submit the application is 15th October 2022.

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