Deakin University is a world-class destination for students from Malaysia.

With our outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs, Deakin will prepare you for a successful career in whatever field you choose.

Why choose Deakin University?

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

We're dedicated to giving our international students the best start in their chosen careers, and if you choose to study with us, you'll be able to take advantage of our:

  • exceptional facilities
  • award-winning teaching
  • world-renowned study programs
  • workplace initiatives and industry placements
  • our worldwide network of Deakin alumni, staff and research partners.

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 2% of universities worldwide according to all major international university rankings.*

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, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings
**QS World University Rankings

Malaysian Architecture Students at Deakin

A Malaysian Architecture student and working graduate share their experiences studying at Deakin University.

Upcoming events

Deakin University is coming to the Philippines. Come and speak with us at an event below to learn more about Deakin.

Sat 3 Feb
12pm - 5pm
JMECC University Expo
Cititel Mid Valley
Mid Valley City,  Lingkaran Syed Putra
WP Kuala Lumpur 59200
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Fri 9 Feb
3pm - 7pm
JMECC Penang Universities Expo
Jen Hotel Penang
Magazine Road
George Town, Penang 10300
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Tue 27 Feb
11am - 3pm
INTI Nilai Mini Education Fair
INTI International University (IIU)
Persiaran Perdana Bandar Baru Nilai
Putra Nilai, Negri Sembilan 71800
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Scholarships for international students

We have great scholarship opportunities for international students who have something special to offer our university and community.

These scholarships can assist you with course fees, living costs, and smaller items like your books and study materials.

Find a scholarship

Deakin STEM Scholarship

The Deakin Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Scholarship is a 20 percent scholarship for Malaysian students applying for undergraduate, postgraduate coursework in the disciplines of Architecture and Built Environment, Engineering, Information Technology, Science or Environment.

Find out more about Deakin's STEM Scholarship

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

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 for your degree back home.

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

Find out more about our study abroad program

Get your degree from Deakin

We offer undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees to international students. Once you've graduated, you'll be able to connect with other Deakin alumni in Malaysia and around the world.

You might even have the chance to stay in Australia to continue your studies or get work experience in your chosen field.

Ivan's story

'I met new friends from different countries through the clubs that I have joined, and joining the Malaysian Society of Deakin University (MSDU) has enabled me to meet friends from my own country.'

Read Ivan's story

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Find a course

We offer courses and subjects across all major disciplines. Popular courses for students from Malaysia include commerce, finance and creative arts.

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Hoon Han - Your Country and Deakin

Study in Australia – you'll love it

Apply for your student visa online

As a student from Malaysia, 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


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).

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 your community at Deakin

At Deakin, we have a thriving community of students from Malaysia. At the heart of that community is the Malaysian Society of Deakin University. 

They aim to unite Malaysian students on campus while providing all students with an understanding of Malaysian culture.

Read more about support for international students

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

Contact us

Deakin University representative

Based in Kuala Lumpur, Sharleen Tam is your local Deakin representative. Sharleen can help you learn about Deakin, plan your studies and complete your application.

Email Sharleen Tam

International student enquiries

+61 3 9627 4877
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