Entry requirements

To study at Deakin, international students must meet the academic, language and visa requirements. But don't worry if you don't meet some of the academic or language conditions straight away – we can still help you find a pathway to your course.

Academic entry requirements

Each Deakin University course and study area has its own academic entry requirements, based upon your previous secondary school and university results.

See if you meet the academic entry requirements

English language requirements 

To study at Deakin, you will need to be able to read, speak, write and listen to English. Different courses have different English language requirements.

See if you meet the English language requirements

You'll need a student visa

All international students who want to study in Australia must be able to get an Australian student visa. It's a good idea to check your eligibility for a student visa before you start your application.

Find out if you're eligible for a student visa at Australia's Department of Immigration and Border Protection website

Finding your course at Deakin

Maybe you already know what you want to study, or you're still figuring out your dream degree. Searching and browsing our courses is easy – just remember to check our language and academic requirements. They're listed on each course page. 

Find a course online

Other ways to meet our requirements

Don't worry if you don't meet our requirements right now. We can help you improve your English (through the Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI)) or your academic results (through Deakin College).

Learn more about entry pathways

Students under 18 years old

You can study at Deakin in Australia if you're under 18 years old and:

  • you're accompanied by a parent or legal custodian
  • you stay with a suitable relative
  • your education provider provides a written statement saying that your accommodation, support and general welfare arrangements are appropriate.

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