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 1, 2017
|Application deadline||30 October 2016|
|Recommended arrival (arranging accommodation on arrival)||6 February 2017|
|Recommended arrival (pre-arranged accommodation)||19 February 2017|
|Welcome Session (Compulsory)||20 February 2017|
|Beach Welcome Trip (Optional)||21 – 22 February 2017|
|Orientation||23 February - 3 March 2017|
|Classes commence||6 March 2017|
|Vacation Period||10 – 18 April 2017|
|First Trimester lectures end||26 May 2017|
|Study Period||29 May - 2 June 2017|
|First Trimester examinations||5-16 June 2016|
Trimester 2, 2017
|Application deadline||10 April 2017|
|Recommended arrival (arranging accommodation on arrival)||26 June 2017|
|Recommended arrival (pre-arranged accommodation)||2 July 2017|
|Welcome Session (Compulsory)||3 July 2017|
|Beach Welcome Trip (Optional)||4-5 July 2017|
|Orientation||6-7 July 2017|
|Classes commence||10 July 2017|
|Vacation Period||14-20 August 2017|
|Second Trimester lectures end||29 September 2017|
|Study Period||2-6 October 2017|
|Second Trimester examinations||9-20 October 2017|
Trimester 3, 2017
|Application deadline||30 August 2017|
|Recommended arrival (arranging accommodation on arrival)||23 October 2017|
|Recommended arrival (pre-arranged accommodation)||29 October 2017|
|Orientation||30 October- 3 November 2017|
|Classes commence||6 November 2017|
|Vacation Period||25 December 2017 - 7 January 2018|
|Third Trimester lectures end||2 February 2018|
|Study Period||5-7 February 2018|
|Third Trimester examinations||8-16 February 2018|
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 beach
Getting to know Australia begins with Deakin’s Beach Welcome Program for our exchange and study abroad students – two days taking in the sun, sand and surf at the beach! The program helps students relax and adjust, meet other students and learn a little about Australian culture.
Experience Deakin's Summer School
The Australian Studies Summer School is an academic unit held over two weeks in January.
The program is designed to give international students an intellectual and cultural understanding of Melbourne and the broader Australian culture.
It encompasses crucial orientation events, as well as airport transfers, a welcome dinner, accommodation and much more.