How to apply
Deakin takes the guesswork out of applying for university. We provide step-by-step guidance to help you navigate through the application process. Whether it’s through our direct online applicant portal, via VTAC or by application form, applying to Deakin is only a few steps away.
Apply as an international student
The information on this page is for domestic students only. If you're an international student, you have a slightly different application process. Applying for a course as an international student is simple, follow this link to find out more.
What are you applying for?
To help you find the right application instructions and make the process easier, select the correct type of application from the list below.
- Undergraduate course applications (Bachelor's degree, Diploma)
- Associate degree applications
- Honours degree applications
- Postgraduate by coursework applications
- Higher degree by research applications
- Single unit (non-award) applications
- Cross-institutional unit applications
A cross-institutional unit may be undertaken by a Deakin student wishing to study a single unit at another institution or a student from another institution wishing to study a single unit at Deakin.
Applications to one of Deakin's institutes
- Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI) applications
- Institute of Koorie Education applications
Entry pathway applications
Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)
Application for re-admission
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.
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.
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.
When do applications and courses open?
We have a number of different study periods. Most courses are offered through our trimester study system. With three trimesters, the next intake is never far away.
Not all courses are open at each application intake, but generally applications are open during these periods.
There are some courses that have different application periods.
Here you can find when the teaching starts and finishes for each study period.
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Ready to apply?
Applications for Trimesters 2 and 3 open in April. In the meantime, you can still register your details with our Applicant Portal.
We can offer support and assistance throughout the application and enrolment process.
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