About The Scholarship

Launched in 2015, the Deakin Vice Chancellor’s Meritorious Scholarship offers four scholarships with 100% tuition fee waiver to student for pursuing studies at Deakin University, Australia. Each year, 4 full scholarships are offered to shortlisted meritorious students who can pursue their choice of course either at Undergraduate or Postgraduate level in any of the Deakin campuses in Australia.

Since then, 19 students have received the scholarship and are pursuing their studies at Deakin University in Australia. In 2018, over 1000 relevant applicants from across India applied for the scholarships programme.

2019 Deakin Vice Chancellor’s Meritorious Scholarship will be in association with Times Network. The scholarship selection and process will be aired on Times Now. The final 8 students would be invited for an in-studio round with esteemed panellist.

Also, three of these scholarships have been announced in partnership with key Indian organisations for thematic areas - STEM, Sports and Creative Arts.

The full scholarship for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is being instituted in association with Biocon, India’s largest biopharmaceutical industry. The Sports Scholarship is being offered in collaboration with IPL team Rajasthan Royals. A Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded in collaboration with the Times Network. The forth one will be for any of the subjects across undergraduate and postgraduate disciplines available at Deakin.


The scholarship is open to all students residing in India who meet the minimum eligibility requirement.

For Postgraduate Studies

  • More than 80% in undergraduate degree
  • Completed the course within the stipulated time frame with significant achievements in co-curricular activities

For Undergraduate studies

  • More than 85% or equivalent in the 12th Indian Board Examinations/ IB/ GCSE
  • Significant achievements in co-curricular activities.

Other Requirements

  • Minimum English language capability as per requirements for the course/ area of study at Deakin University.
  • Demonstration of commitment to give back to society, the knowledge and experience.

About Deakin

Deakin is ranked 5 stars for world-class facilities, research and teaching, as well as employability, innovation and inclusiveness by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS); QS Stars University Ratings. Deakin is in the top 1% of the world’s universities (QS).

Deakin South Asia office based at New Delhi, in its 24th year of operation in India, continues to support students from the region and strategically engages with industry to provide employment for returning graduates. It is recognised as a ‘leading brand’ in India and over the past two decades, the relationship between Deakin and India has evolved to include partnerships with some of India’s leading universities, research institutions and corporations.

About Times Network

TIMES NETWORK, is part of India’s largest media conglomerate, The Times Group. It houses upscale brands including; TIMES NOW – India’s No. 1 English News channel, ET NOW – India’s No. 1 Stocks and Business News channel; MOVIES NOW and MOVIES NOW HD – India’s leading English Movies channel; MN+ – The Gold class of Hollywood; Romedy NOW and Romedy NOW HD – a unique destination for Love and Laughter; Zoom – India’s No. 1 Bollywood channel and the latest addition to the English Entertainment Cluster is MOVIES NOW 2 and MOVIES NOW 2 HD - The new age Hollywood channel for Young India. The network delivers segmented and differentiated content under one umbrella. It informs, entertains and engages over 100 million urban affluent viewers in India and is available in over 82 countries across the globe.