Courses by study period
Although most Deakin courses are offered in all study periods, there are some that vary. Application closing dates may also differ per course, so be sure to check individual course details carefully before you apply.
Trimester 3, 2016
Applications close 30 October 2016*
Trimester 1, 2017
Applications close 27 February 2017*
Trimester 2, 2017
Applications close early July 2017*
* Dates may vary per course. Please check individual course details.
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You don't have to wait to start your journey at Deakin. Most courses are offered through our flexible trimester system – meaning you can start in March, July or November. With multiple study periods throughout the year, the next intake is never far away.
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You'll take part in classes and seminars, and sit exams – just like you would at any other campus. The ultimate difference? You'll have the flexibility to study anytime and anywhere it suits you.
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Choosing the right application method
When you apply to study at Deakin, choosing the right method is essential to ensure your application is successfully received for assessment. The good news is, whether it’s through VTAC or our direct online portal, applying for your dream course at Deakin is only a few steps away.
If you're currently studying Year 12, or you're a non-school leaver (not currently studying Year 12) applying for multiple Deakin courses, you'll apply through VTAC for Trimester 1 2017. Non-school leavers may also apply for Trimester 3 2016.
Depending on your course, our flexible trimester system means you may be able to start in Trimester 1 (March), 2 (July) or 3 (November).
If you're looking to undertake a research degree, you may be able to apply and start at any time of the year, regardless of trimester.
I’ve been able to continue part-time work and support myself by taking advantage of the trimester year and online subjects.
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Deakin Business School's unique Start Anytime program enables postgraduate business students to work at a pace that suits them. Offered through the Cloud Campus, eligible students can fast-track a unit and complete it in as little as four weeks, or take their time and complete it over a year.
Deakin has a wide network of international representatives around the world. If you're an international student looking to study with us, you can apply directly through Deakin or with the help of one of our overseas representatives. Many of our courses accept applications throughout the year, so you may be able to start in March, July or November.
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