Orientation and getting started

If you’re about to start university, you’ve probably got a hundred questions. Where will I live? What will the first week be like? Luckily we’ve already welcomed thousands of students to Deakin, so we’re good at getting you ready.

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How to prepare

In the weeks leading up to university there are a few things you need to get sorted. We've put a list together to help you.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR UNI

Before you start

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Orientation

Orientation is your first chance to really get stuck into university life. Learn all about your course, meet staff and make new friends.

Find out more about orientation

University Handbook

The University Handbook is where you can find unit and course descriptions, as well as rules for each academic year. The Handbook also contains a list of all the important study and administrative dates for each year and general information about studying at Deakin.

Read the Handbook on the Deakin Student Website

How enrolment works

Once we’ve offered you a spot to study at Deakin, you’ll need to enrol. Your offer email will give you all the instructions you’ll need.

Find out more about how to enrol

University costs

Be careful not to underestimate how much money you’ll need at university. If you’re concerned about money, we can help with fee payment assistance, budget planning, a scholarship or finding a part-time job.

Find out more about fee payment assistance

Find out more about scholarships

Find out more about planning a budget

Parents of students

Whether your child's in Year 11 or 12 or has already been accepted by Deakin, we’ve got all the information you need.

Learn how to help your child settle into university