Luca, Deakin Representative in the Philippines
Kumusta po? My Tagalog is terrible but I love the Philippines and I regularly visit to meet outstanding Filipino students who want to study with us.
I am a Deakin alumnus and I can’t wait to share with you everything Deakin has to offer.
There is a large Filipino community in Melbourne and at Deakin and we hope you will soon be part of it. Get in touch with me if you need anything, or follow me on Twitter at @lucaselfies.
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.
Scholarships available to Filipinos:
- Deakin International Scholarship - worth 25% of your tuition fees
- Deakin Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarship - worth 50% and 100% of your tuition fees respectively.
Take advantage of our pathways to Deakin
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.
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 the Philippines and around the world.
Deakin ranks number 22* in the world in nursing, and we offer some of the best courses in the world in Architecture, Business, Communications and arts, Education, Engineering, Humanitarian Assistance, International Relations, IT and Cyber security, Laws, Public Health, Psychology, Science and Sport.
*QS World University Rankings
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 complete a full academic year as an exchange student.
'With the time spent in Australia I can say that, generally, the people
are kind hearted which made me realise that I was able to adjust sooner
than I expected. Moreover, I am privileged to study in one of the best universities in the country, Deakin University.'
Read Kareen's story
Find a course
We offer courses and subjects across all major disciplines. Some of our courses that are particularly in demand in the Philippines include nursing, public health, information technology and business administration.
Study in Australia – you'll love it
Apply for your student visa online
As a student from the Philippines, 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.
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.
Meeting people at Deakin
At Deakin, we have a thriving community of students from South-East Asia. We also have dozens of on-campus social clubs and societies – so no matter what you’re interested in, you’ll find friendly and like-minded people to spend time with at Deakin.
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.