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Education Abroad programs

Discover the world by embarking on a Deakin University Education Abroad program! Studying abroad can be an enriching, life-changing, experience where learning extends to the world beyond the classroom walls. Through the Deakin University Education Abroad program you can experience life in a different country and gain credit towards your Deakin degree at the same time.

Education Abroad programs are available to all students, including postgraduate and international students, and offer you the chance of a unique experience while contributing to your social, personal and career development.

By taking part in an Education Abroad program, you will :

  • Prepare for the global employment market-gain a competitive edge through your international experience.
  • Develop personally-learn and grow, embrace a new culture and challenge your beliefs.
  • Gain academically-access a full and diverse set of subject choices.
  • Learn or improve another language-learn as much outside the classroom as within.
  • Travel and have fun-see the world, explore amazing places and make a worldwide network of friends from many different backgrounds.

You can choose from a range of Education Abroad programs depending on your personal needs and goals, including exchange programs, study abroad programs, summer and winter programs, and short-term international study programs.

Depending on your area of study and the program you choose, there will be different eligibility requirements.

To be eligible to apply for an Education Abroad program, students must have:

  • (for undergraduate students) Completed at least 8 credit points of study (students with advanced standing of 4 credit points or more must have completed at least 4 credit points of study at Deakin to be eligible)
  • (for postgraduate students) Completed at least 4 credit points of study
  • Enough credit points left to complete to allow for full-time study during the program
  • At least 4 credit points of study left upon completion of the program
  • A credit average or above with no fails on your academic record
  • Approvals from your faculty to participate in the proposed Exchange or Study Abroad program.

The cost of studying overseas varies greatly depending on your lifestyle, the duration of your stay overseas, the program you are enrolled in and your destination.

There is funding available to assist students with the costs associated with studying overseas. Check the Education Abroad Office website for details of Scholarships, Travel Grants and loans that students may apply for.

As a rough guide, most students spend between A$10000 and A$12000 per trimester while studying overseas. For students enrolled in the Exchange program, they do not have to pay any tuition fees at their host institution but simply continue to pay tuition fees to Deakin University, while students enrolled in the Study Abroad program will need to pay international students fees to their host university.

Students are responsible for meeting all other costs associated with studying abroad, including any airfares, accommodation costs, meals, personal expenses, insurance, as well as the Education Abroad application fee.

When applying for the Exchange or the Study Abroad program, students will need to demonstrate how they plan to support themselves financially while overseas.

Applicants are selected based on the quality of their written application and their academic record. Application forms are available from the Education Abroad Office website.

For more information, visit or contact the Education Abroad office.
Education Abroad Office
Deakin University
Entrance 3, 70 Elgar Road, Building la, Room 2.304
Postal: 211 Burwood Highway
Burwood Vic 3125
Telephone +61 3 9244 6963 or +61 3 9244 6664
Fax +61 3 9251 7754

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21st June 2011