In order to be eligible for the exchange or study abroad program, there are some minimum requirements you must meet. These include English language and academic requirements.
Pre-approved study options
Deakin offers a range of pre-approved units (subjects) that don’t require any assessment from faculty before you’re admitted to them. This can make your application significantly faster.
Specialised study options
If you have specialised units to complete, you can refer to the handbook.
Speak with the Study Abroad office at your home university before applying to study abroad at Deakin, so that you have a good understanding of the requirements.
As a study abroad student, you'll pay tuition to Deakin as well as additional costs that contribute to activities and services for international students.
Trimester 2, 2018
|Application deadline||10 April 2018|
|Recommended arrival (arranging accommodation on arrival)||25 June 2018|
|Latest recommended arrival (pre-arranged accommodation)||1 July 2018|
|Welcome Session (Compulsory)||2 July 2018|
|Beach Welcome Trip (Optional)||3-4 July 2018|
|Orientation||5-6 July 2018|
|Classes commence||9 July 2018|
|Intra trimester break||13-19 August 2018|
|Teaching period ends||28 September 2018|
|Study period||1-5 October 2018|
|Examinations||8-19 October 2018|
Trimester 3, 2018
|Application deadline||30 August 2018|
|Recommended arrival (arranging accommodation on arrival)||22 October 2018|
|Latest recommended arrival (pre-arranged accommodation)||28 October 2018|
|Orientation||29 October- 2 November 2018|
|Classes commence||5 November 2018|
|Intra trimester break||24 December 2018 - 6 January 2019|
|Teaching period ends||1 February 2019|
|Study period||4-6 February 2019|
|Examinations||7-15 February 2019|
Trimester 1, 2019
|Application deadline||30 October 2018|
|Recommended arrival (arranging accommodation on arrival)||4 February 2019|
|Latest recommended arrival (pre-arranged accommodation)||17 February 2019|
|Welcome Session (Compulsory)||18 February 2019|
|Beach Welcome Trip (Optional)||19 – 20 February 2019|
|Orientation||20 February – 1 March 2019|
|Classes commence||4 March 2019|
|Intra trimester break||19 April – 28 April 2019|
|Teaching period ends||24 May 2019|
|Study period||27 May – 31 May 2019|
|Examinations||3 -14 June 2019|
Trimester 2, 2019
|Application deadline||10 April 2019|
|Recommended arrival (arranging accommodation on arrival)||24 June 2019|
|Latest recommended arrival (pre-arranged accommodation)||30 June 2019|
|Welcome Session (Compulsory)||1 July 2019|
|Beach Welcome Trip (Optional)||2-3 July 2019|
|Orientation||4-5 July 2019|
|Classes commence||8 July 2019|
|Intra trimester break||12 – 18 August 2019|
|Teaching period ends||27 September 2019|
|Study period||30 September – 4 October 2019|
|Examinations||7 - 18 October 2019|
Live at Deakin
Living in Australia
Australia is a great place to live and study. Deakin’s campuses are located in Victoria – a vibrant and multicultural state. We’re famous for our high standard of living, career opportunities, wonderful food, culture and world-class sporting events. From Melbourne’s buzzing city life to the beautiful countryside, there’s nowhere else in the world like Victoria.
When moving overseas to study, there are a number of things to consider when deciding to study in another country, from the cost of living and insurance to opening your own bank account.
Why come to Deakin?
Become a global citizen
Being globally minded is an increasingly important skill for your future career. Deakin’s free Global Citizenship Program allows you to identify the skills gained through your overseas study experience and how they can enhance your employability following graduation.
Get to know Australia – at the Welcome Program
Getting to know Australia begins with Deakin’s Welcome Program for our exchange and study abroad students. The program helps students relax and adjust, meet other students and learn a little about Australian culture.