Key dates

This page gives you an overview of the key dates if you're considering studying with us. You’ll find the start and finish dates for our main study periods, dates relating to applications and prospective student events, and a few dates where we aren’t available.

Interested in commencing study in 2018? Apply now for Trimester 1, 2018 and start in March.

Current students can find more detailed dates and deadlines in the University Handbook.

Application open dates

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.

VTAC accepts applications from August through to November every year. Direct applications to Deakin can be made at any time.

Not all courses are open at each application intake, but generally applications are open during these periods (including non-award and incoming cross institutional applications):

TrimesterApplications openApplications close
Trimester 1, 20187 August 201718 February 2018*
Trimester 2, 20182 April1 July
Trimester 3, 20182 April28 October

*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.

Browse deadlines for VTAC applications

Events and open day

Learn all about Deakin's upcoming talks, conferences, open day and more. 

Find out more about Deakin's open day 

Find out more about Deakin events

Study periods at Deakin

Most of our courses and units are studied in our Trimester study schedule. To give you an idea of when you’d be studying, an outline of the upcoming Trimester dates is below.

Current Deakin students should turn to the University Handbook for a full list of important dates.

Trimester 3, 2017

Monday 30 October International students T3 campus orientation and enrolment
Monday 6 November
T3 teaching period begins
Friday 15 December Census date
Monday 25 December–Sunday 7 January 2018 Intra-trimester break
Friday 2 February 2018 T3 teaching period ends
Monday 5–Wednesday 7 February 2018 T3 study period
Thursday 8 February 2018 Exams begin
Friday 16 February 2018 Exams end
Monday 19 February–Friday 2 March 2018 Inter-trimester break
Thursday 1 March 2018, 6pm Results released

Trimester 1, 2018

Monday 19 FebruaryCampus orientation and enrolment for international students commencing in T1
Monday 26 February Orientation week begins – all students
Monday 5 MarchT1 teaching period begins
Saturday 31 March Census date
Friday 30 March–Sunday 8 April Intra-trimester break
Friday 25 May T1 teaching period ends
Monday 28 May–Friday 1 June T1 study period
Monday 4 June Exams begin
Friday 15 June Exams end
Monday 18 June–Friday 6 July Inter-trimester break
Thursday 5 July, 6pm T1 results released

Trimester 2, 2018

Monday 2 July International students campus orientation and enrolment for T2
Monday 9 July T2 teaching period begins
Monday 13 August–Sunday 19 August Intra-trimester break
Wednesday 15 August Census date
Friday 28 September T2 teaching period ends
Monday 1 October –Friday 5 October Study period
Monday 8 October Exams begin
Friday 19 October Exams end
Monday 22 October–Friday 2 November Inter-trimester break
Friday 2 November, 6pm T2 results released

Trimester 3, 2018

Monday 29 October International students T3 campus orientation and enrolment
Monday 5 NovemberT3 teaching period begins
Saturday 15 DecemberCensus date
Monday 24 December–Sunday 6 January 2019Intra-trimester break
Friday 1 February 2019T3 teaching period ends
Monday 4–Wednesday 6 February 2019T3 study period
Thursday 7 February 2019 Exams begin
Friday 15 February 2018 Exams end
Monday 18 February–Friday 1 March 2019 Inter-trimester break
Thursday 28 February 2019, 6pm Results released

Some units and courses, outlined below, have different study period dates to the above:

Public holidays at Deakin

Public holidays and shut-down dates

Holiday Date Deakin
Australia Day Friday 26 January 2018 Closed
Labour Day Monday 12 March 2018 Open
Good Friday Friday 30 March 2018 Closed
Easter Sunday Sunday 1 April 2018 Closed
Easter Monday Monday 2 April 2018 Closed
Easter Tuesday Tuesday 3 April 2018 Closed
ANZAC Day Wednesday 25 April 2018 Closed
Queen's Birthday Monday 11 June 2018 Open
AFL Grand Final Eve Friday 28 September 2018 Closed
Melbourne Cup Tuesday 6 November 2018Open
Christmas Day Tuesday 25 December 2018 Closed
Boxing Day Wednesday 26 December 2018 Closed

Current students

If you're already studying with us, the dates you need are in the University Handbook. Here you’ll find further details on: 

  • weeks of study
  • the last day to enrol
  • census dates
  • exam dates
  • results dates.

Read the University Handbook on the Deakin student website