Deakin University is the most popular university for Filipino students in Victoria. 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 1% of universities worldwide according to all major international university rankings.*

Top rated courses
Ranked number 22 in the world for nursing and 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.**

*ShanghaiRankings World University Rankings 2017
**QS World University Rankings

Upcoming events

Deakin representatives visit the Philippines multiple times a year, unfortunately there are no upcoming dates at the moment.


Filipino Deakin Students

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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.

email luca

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

Scholarships available to Filipinos:

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.

Find out more about pathways into Deakin

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.

Find out more about our study abroad program

Kareen's story

'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

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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

Luca Cella is your Deakin representative for the Philippines. Luca can help you learn about Deakin, plan your studies and complete your application.

+ 61 3 92445024
Email Luca Cella

International student enquiries

+61 3 9627 4877
Send us an email
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