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There are four ways international students can apply to study at Deakin:
(Note: if you apply online, you do not have to pay the application fee.)
You will be required to apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Place your preferred Deakin University course as your number one preference.
For more information, contact VTAC or speak to school's careers advisor.
Due to strict quotas some courses have strict closing dates. Whilst there is no formal closing date for applying for most on-campus courses, interested applicants are advised to start the application process as soon as possible to allow enough time to apply for a student visa.
For off-campus courses, applications must be received by November 30 (for courses commencing in trimester 1) and May 31 (for courses commencing in trimester 2).
If you have received an Offer Letter and would like to be considered for a different course, you will need to contact Deakin International and state in writing that you would like to change your course. Please email Deakin International at email@example.com
Your application will then be reassessed and you will be advised of the outcome.
Entry requirements differ from course to course, and whether you are applying for an undergraduate course or a postgraduate course. In addition, some courses have specific entry requirements that you will have to meet before you can apply.
All international students must also meet certain English language requirements in order to be granted admission into a Deakin University course.
If you are interested in undertaking a research degree at Deakin, you will need to contact the relevant faculty to discuss research areas of interest before submitting an application. The University's Research Services division can provide you with useful information on priority research areas, contacts, scholarships. For further information on the application process please contact Deakin International by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have applied through a Deakin University representative, they will be informed of the outcome of your application.
If you applied directly to Deakin University, you will be contacted by one of our staff who will advise you of the outcome of your application.
If you applied online, you can check the status of your application using the login name and password that were issued to you when you first applied.
You will receive an acknowledgement within 3 working days of lodging your application. If you have not received a response after that time, please contact Deakin International. Your application should be processed within 10-15 working days. However, please be advised that certain applications may require longer duration to process and during peak period there may be slight delay in processing your application.
Note: Submission of incomplete applications will cause a delay.
If you do not meet the academic entry requirements for Deakin University, you should consider completing a course at one of our pathway institutions. Pathway courses allow you to bridge the gap between your current qualifications and the entry requirements for undergraduate courses. Some pathway courses even allow you to gain direct entry into second year of selected Deakin courses.
If you do not meet English language requirements for Deakin, you should consider taking an English language course at the Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI). DUELI offers a wide range of English language courses and is a part of Deakin University. The English for Academic Purposes course, for example, is designed specially to help students gain the necessary qualifications to meet Deakin's English language requirements for undergraduate and postgraduate study.
No, you cannot lodge more than one application at any time. However, when you apply, you can list up to two different courses as your course preferences on your application form. Your application will be considered for your first preference. If you are not eligible for your first preference, you will automatically be considered for your second preference.
If you have been offered a place in a course but would like to change to a different course, you will need to contact Deakin International and state in writing that you would like to change your course. Your application will then be reassessed and you will be advised of the outcome.
A conditional offer is made when the applicant is required to fulfil certain conditions before they receive an unconditional offer. For example, applicants may be required to provide certified copies of previous studies or other relevant documentation, financial evidence, or to meet the University's English language requirements.
Once we have received evidence that you have fulfilled these conditions, you will be sent an unconditional offer.
At Deakin University, you can apply for Credit for Prior Learning (credit transfer) based on your previous studies, which may reduce the duration of your course.
A certified or notarised copy is a document that has been stamped and signed as a true copy of the original document by an authorised person. Authorised persons in this case include: registrars of schools and Universities, Justices of the Peace, members of the police force, medical practitioners, pharmacists, solicitors, dentists and magistrates. If you applied through a Deakin representative, s/he will be able to certify your document.
When you apply for your course, you are required to submit certified copies of your academic transcripts and English language test results along with your application.
You can transfer to Deakin University by submitting a standard application form or by applying online. If you believe you are entitled to Credit for Prior Learning (credit transfer), you must send supporting certified academic transcripts with your application.
You can defer your offer for up to six months. To do so, you will need to inform the Deakin representative whom you applied through or Deakin International as soon as possible. You will then be issued with a new offer letter.