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‘This journey has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience; it was exciting, challenging, confronting, but most of all, very rewarding.
‘As a result of travelling and gaining knowledge and experience, I have developed my skills in networking and of an interpersonal nature. Without a doubt my journey was a life changing experience!’
- Paul Erskine, Bachelor of Engineering / Bachelor of Science
‘Throwing yourself into a foreign language and country at first is mind-boggling and unthinkable, but the feeling of freedom and power brought about by only you and your own actions is remarkable.’
- Jesse Delmo, Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/ Bachelor of Construction Management
As you can see from these quotes from Deakin students, studying overseas can be a life-changing experience. In 2013, the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment is introducing a new program designed to help students realise their dreams of international study.
The Global Science and Technology Program aims to recognise, reward and support high achieving students who would like to conduct part of their studies overseas to help them develop new skills and a broader world view. Successful applicants will be offered a $3000 scholarship to assist with travel costs and will be required to participate in the Deakin Global Citizenship Program.
The program can help participants develop the skills to be successful in an increasingly global society. Benefits for participants could include:
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Participants in the program will:
The program requires applicants to have a minimum ATAR of 80.00 (or equivalent). Applicants must also meet the published prerequisites for their specific course preference within the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment.
Applying for the Global Science and Technology Program is a two-staged process. Applicants must first apply for the program through VTAC and then also submit a supplementary information form to Deakin’s Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment.
VTAC application: Include the Global Science and Technology Program VTAC code  in your list of course preferences (this can also be done during the change of preference period).
Applicants can select any one of the undergraduate courses offered by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment through a single VTAC preference for the Global Science and Technology Program (VTAC Code 1400116141). Refer to the specific course entries in the VTAC Guide of the Deakin University Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, Information Technology, Architecture, and Construction Management courses listed below.
You will need to have the Global Science and Technology Program as your highest science-based preference at Deakin in your VTAC application. It is also recommended applicants also apply separately to their Deakin science-based course as a lower preference.
Supplementary Information Form: Complete and return the GSTP Supplementary Information Form to the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment. Please note that you should receive an acknowledgement within 48 hours.
For more information about the Global Science and Technology Program contact:
Mrs Yvonne Berry, Administrative Officer,
Office of the Pro-Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
03 5227 2134
If I get accepted into the program, what happens if my circumstances change and I can no longer go on an exchange overseas?
As you will be enrolled into one of our undergraduate courses, you will still be able to continue your studies in the course. Note, however, that the travel scholarship is linked directly with the overseas study, hence it would not be granted in this instance.
Are there other options to undertake part of my studies overseas if I do not get accepted into this program, or do not achieve an ATAR over 80?
Yes. While the overseas study period is a requirement for students completing this program, international exchange and/or study abroad programs are open to students who are not part of this program.
When on exchange will I need to pay fees at both Deakin and my global university?
No. As an Exchange student, you remain a Deakin student while you are away. You are still enrolled at Deakin and you continue paying your fees to Deakin rather than to your host university. This means studying overseas is affordable to Exchange students, as international fees at overseas universities can be very expensive.