We are proud of our long history in India. The networks and relationships that we have built in India over 20 years makes Deakin a great place to get your degree, undertake research or spend some time studying abroad.

Deakin and India

Deakin became world's first foreign university to set up an office in India, with our New Delhi office first established in 1996.

By having a physical presence in India, Deakin University is able to engage in unique research partnerships, teaching and learning partnerships, industry involvement projects and is able to work closely with the Government.

Deakin now welcomes students from over 120 countries, including a wonderful community of students from India.

Awards and recognition

Deakin has won numerous education awards and consistently receives high rankings by various independent research organisations, including:

Top university worldwide
Ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide according to major international university ranking ARWU.*

Top-rated courses
Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world for education and training, politics, accounting and finance, psychology, history and archaeology, sociology and law.**

Premium rated
5-star rated university, awarded by the prestigious university ranking organisation Quacquarelli Symonds.**

*ARWU Rankings 2018
**QS World University Rankings

The so-called ‘cultural shock’ was never an issue because of the friendly International Student Advisers at Deakin. They opened new horizons for me, by involving myself in a plethora of activities.

Balaji Narayanaswamy


Why choose Deakin University?

As a multi-award winning and internationally recognised university, we offer international students a first-rate learning experience.

We're known for being accessible, accomplished and friendly – and we're dedicated to giving our students the best start in their chosen careers.

If you choose to study with us, you'll be able to take advantage of our:

  • exceptional facilities
  • award-winning teaching
  • flexible learning options
  • unparalleled standard of online education
  • consistently relevant and current course content
  • world-renowned study programs
  • workplace initiatives and industry placements.

Taking advantage of our pathways

You might need to spend some time improving your academic scores or English before you start your Deakin course.

You can do this at Deakin College or the Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI) – they're both on campus in Australia, which means you can get to know your campus, fellow students and Deakin staff before you start your degree.

Find out more about pathways into Deakin

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Get your degree from Deakin

We offer full undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees to international students. Once you've graduated, you can connect with our alumni network in India for support and benefits throughout your career.

Find out more about the Deakin Alumni Community

Spend some time studying at Deakin

Complete part of your undergraduate, postgraduate or research degree with Deakin's study abroad program and you'll earn credit points towards your degree back home.

Choose to study one to two trimesters or a complete a full academic year as an exchange student.

Find out more about our study abroad program

Shriya's story

'Deakin offers various opportunities such as "Me in a Minute", which helps students to create a professional video to act as a mini-resume.'

Read Shriya's story

Find a course

We offer courses and subjects across all major disciplines. Some of the courses we offer that are particularly in demand in India include accounting and finance, engineering, information technology, business and sport management.

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Featured study areas

With Deakin, you get it all: innovative teaching, award-winning courses and world-class facilities.

Our flexible study options, opportunities to study abroad and work placement programs mean you don't just study a course at Deakin – you get a great experience while getting ahead in your career.


Complex global markets and reporting requirements mean that accounting has never been a more dynamic and exciting profession.

Accountants are finance and information specialists who inform business decision-making within a wide range of organisations. Businesses and individuals rely on accountants to assess their financial situation, prepare reports and give advice on financial dealings.

We'll prepare you to become a professionally qualified accountant before you graduate. Get a head-start with our accredited Bachelor of Commerce – an internationally recognised and accredited business degree.

Find our more about accounting at Deakin

Communication and creative arts

The creative and communicative professions have emerged as key to the 21st century economy.

Employers welcome confident and adaptive graduates who mix industry experience, up-to-date skills and resourceful, imaginative and critical thinking.

Whether you want to write, communicate, film, produce, design, perform or create, our communication and creative arts courses provide opportunities to explore and develop your creativity.

Learn more about communication and creative arts at Deakin


Engineering and design at Deakin will provide you with everything you need to progress your career. From our innovative approach to engineering education, strong industry links and state-of-the-art facilities to practical hands-on programs.

Our Engineering facilities are state-of-the-art with our $55 million dollar Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET) at the Deakin Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus which houses some of the most advanced and future-focused simulation and visualisation systems, purpose-built interactive laboratories and learning environments in the country.

We have a range of engineering areas to choose from, these include civil engineering; electrical and renewable energy engineering; electrical and electronics engineering; mechanical engineering; mechatronics engineering; engineering management; software engineering and frontier materials and nanotechnology.

Find our more about engineering at Deakin


Finance is a business field that deals with investment, financing, and payout decisions of firms, the effects of interest rates and risks on the pricing of assets, and the structure and operations of financial markets and institutions.

With our courses you gain a quality degree plus the eligibility to become a member of recognised professional finance organisations.

Get a head-start with our accredited Bachelor of Commerce – an internationally recognised and accredited business degree.

Find our more about finance at Deakin

Information technology

The IT industry is thriving. It is an essential component to innovation, communication, entertainment, productivity and security across a wide range of industries, so a career in IT has never looked better.

From software engineering to cyber security, games design and development, data analytics and virtual reality – a career in technology today changes the way we work, socialise, communicate and entertain
ourselves tomorrow.

All of our IT courses are professionally accredited – meaning your degree is recognised by industry, which can lead to better employment outcomes.

Find our more about information technology at Deakin

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Deakin's MBA is one of Australia’s most highly regarded MBA programs.

Renowned for its flexibility and real-world connections to business, this internationally accredited program is designed for busy professionals who want to develop their careers while working and balancing family and lifestyle commitments.

Deakin's online MBA has been ranked #15 globally and #1 in Victoria by the prestigious international university ranking analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds.

Find out more about Deakin's MBA

Sport management

The longest running course in sport management in Australia. There is a reason Deakin's sport management course attracts the greatest talent the nation has to offer: it’s the oldest and most prestigious course of its kind in Australia!

Our School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences is ranked the #1 school of sport science in the world, according to Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments.

Our Master of Business (Sport Management) has been ranked in the top 10 in the world, and 5th for graduate salaries*. Underpinning a first-class program are important industry links and valuable partnerships with high-quality organisations such as India's Premier League cricket team the Pune Supergiants.

* Source: Sport Business International 2016 Postgraduate Sports Course Rankings.

Learn more about sports management at Deakin

Study engineering at Deakin

Soorya and Kumar are exchange students from the Vellore Institute of Technology. They share their experience of completing their final-year project in the School of Engineering at Deakin.

Study in Australia

You can work part time while you study

You'll be able to work up to 40 hours a fortnight while you're studying in Australia on a student visa.

If you're not studying during Trimester 3 (our non-compulsory trimester) you can work unlimited hours.

Here at Deakin, we have a service called Job Search Essentials that can help you get job ready and find part-time work.

Find out more about working in Australia

Find a place to call home

With a welcoming student community and lots of on-campus shops and services, Deakin will feel like home in no time at all.

We have student accommodation at each of our campuses and a service to help you get settled if you'd like to live off campus.

Find out more about accommodation


Australia might be famous for its sunny beaches, but we also have lush rainforests and mountain ranges that see snow in winter.

Our weather varies a lot – you'll want light clothes to wear in summer and a warm coat for winter (and don't forget clothes to wear to the beach!).

Apply for your student visa online

As a student from China, you may be eligible to study and live in Australia on a student visa.

Once your student visa has been issued, it will be valid for your whole course of study (as long as you meet all your visa conditions).

You can apply for your student visa online or with the help of one of our representatives in your country.

Find out more about visas

Find your community at Deakin

At Deakin, we have a thriving community of students from India.

At the heart of that community is our Indian Students Club. They organise events and activities, and they're particularly good at helping new arrivals settle in.

Read more about support for international students

Contact us

We have over 140 representatives in India who can help you learn about Deakin, plan your studies and complete your application.

Find a Deakin representative in your area

Deakin University South Asia office

+91 11 2654 4700
Email Deakin University South Asia office

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Unit 203 Square One, 2nd Floor
Plot No. C2, Saket Place
Saket District Centre
New Delhi, India 110017

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