How to apply

Deakin takes the guesswork out of applying for university by providing step-by-step guidance. Choose your application type from the list below to get started.

The information on this page is for domestic students only. International students should visit international student applications. If you have all the information you need to apply now, please visit Deakin's application portal.

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Ready to apply?

Applications for Trimester 1, 2019 are now open. Apply before Sunday 17 February** to start in March.

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Key dates**

Trimester 2

Applications are now closed.

Trimester 3

Applications are now closed.

Trimester 1, 2019

Applications open: 6 August
Applications close: 17 February
Study period: March–June

Learn more about Trimester 1

**Some courses have different application periods and closing dates. Please check the course listing table on the current trimester page for individual course closing dates.

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What type of applicant am I?

If you aren’t sure about what type of course you are applying for, it may help to discover first what type of applicant you are and which courses are available to you.

Learn more about who can apply

Learn about alternative pathways to Deakin

What type of course is for me?

Whether you've just finished high school, or are planning on returning to study after years in the workforce, Deakin has the course for you. We offer a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees across many study areas. Learn which one is right for you. 

Learn more about course types

Applying for online study?

The application process for courses offered online at our Cloud Campus is the same as any other on-campus course. Just follow the instructions for any of Deakin's undergraduate or postgraduate degrees.

Learn more about applying for undergraduate study

Learn more about applying for postgraduate study

Preparing your application

Whether it’s preparing your documents or writing a compelling personal statement, we’ve got advice to help you get in to the course of your dreams.

Learn more about preparing your application

What are entry requirements?

Every domestic and international course has general and specific entry requirements. Requirements can include prerequisites (i.e. completion of certain units in Year 12), filling out a form, providing additional documentation, passing a written test, showing proof of past work experience or attending an interview or audition. Read the description for your desired course to understand these requirements.

Find the entry requirements for the course you're interested in

English language requirements

There is a minimum level of English proficiency required to study all of our courses. Generally, you can meet this requirement by demonstrating you've completed Year 12, or studied at a TAFE or university in English and in an English speaking country.

For the most up-to-date English language requirements, please read the Schedule A - English Language Criteria for Deakin Coursework Programs PDF on the Deakin University Policy Library.

Computing, connectivity and capability requirements

At Deakin, we make extensive use of technology in our teaching. To study at Deakin, you're required to have:

  • access to a device such as a desktop computer or laptop
  • connectivity to the internet
  • the capability to use Deakin's online learning environments.

Learn more about Deakin's computing requirements

Offers and enrolment

Learn how to accept or defer your offer from Deakin and move forward with your enrolment.

Your offer and enrolment options

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Our experts break down applications into easy-to-understand steps. Learn how to prepare your application, write a compelling personal statement, accept or deny your offer and understand your entry requirements and what type of applicant you are.

Ready to apply?

Applications for Trimester 1, 2019 are now open. Apply today and start in March.

Visit the applicant portal

Contact us

We can offer support and assistance throughout the application and enrolment process.


Melbourne Burwood Campus
+61 3 9244 6333

Geelong Campuses
+61 3 5227 2333

Warrnambool Campus
+61 3 5563 3333

Cloud Campus
13 DEAKIN or 13 3325
From outside Australia +61 3 9244 6333

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