Trimester Abroad

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A Trimester Abroad allows you to study overseas at one of the many partner universities Deakin has an agreement with for either one or two trimesters. With more than 200 partner universities all over the world, Deakin offers you a great range to choose from. 

Five steps to applying for a Trimester Abroad

  1. Information Session – Attending a compulsory Information Session is your first step toward applying for a Trimester Abroad
  2. Host Universities – Please review the list of host universities, including their restrictions and categories
  3. Before Applying  – Please check you meet all the eligibility criteria and follow the steps provided in order to get your outgoing study plan approved
  4. Outgoing Study Plan  – Book a meeting with your faculty by the Faculty Appointment Deadline to discuss your degree requirements and subject choices and to gain approval for your outgoing study plan
  5. Applying  – Please submit your application by the Trimester Abroad Application Deadline according to the instructions provided

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Deadlines

If you wish to undertake a Trimester Abroad in Trimester 1, 2017, please make sure you meet the following deadlines:

  • Faculty Appointment Deadline: Friday, 13 May 2016
    Meet with your faculty by the Faculty Appointment Deadline to discuss your degree requirements and subject choices – your faculty course adviser will eventually need to sign off on your outgoing study plan
  • Trimester Abroad Application Deadline: Friday, 24 June 2016
    Ensure that the application steps outlined above are completed by this deadline – your application can only be submitted between the Faculty Appointment Deadline and the Trimester Abroad Application Deadline

What's the difference between a Study Abroad and Exchange?

Most students who choose to undertake a Trimester Abroad will do so on an Exchange-basis, i.e. students study overseas at one of Deakin's many partner universities for one or two trimesters. There is, however, also the option of doing a Trimester Abroad on a Study Abroad-basis, meaning students study overseas at a non-partner university of their choice. Further differences between the two options of Trimester Abroad are explained below:

Study Abroad Exchange
Study overseas at a (non-partner) university of your choice Study overseas at one of Deakin's many partner universities
You apply to the host university directly and will pay up-front tuition fees to that institution You apply to the host university with the assistance of the Global Student Mobility Office and will continue to pay your tuition fees to Deakin
You will not be enrolled as an Australian student during your time abroad and (if you are a recipient) will therefore not receive Centrelink benefits while on your Study Abroad Program You will remain enrolled as a student at Deakin during your time abroad and (if you are a recipient) will continue to receive Centrelink benefits while on your Exchange Program
Please research if the (non-partner) university of your choice offers subjects in English All of Deakin's partner universities offer subjects in English
Units taken at the host university may be credited back toward your undergraduate or postgraduate degree, however, only with prior approval from your faculty Units taken at the host university are credited back toward your undergraduate or postgraduate degree at Deakin
You will not receive a Travel Grant from the Global Student Mobility Office, however, you may be eligible to apply for an OS-Help Loan You may receive a Travel Grant of up to $1000 from the Global Student Mobility Office if your application is successful, plus may be eligible to apply for an OS-Help Loan still

The information on this page pertains primarily to Trimester Abroad Exchange, however, Study Abroad applicants are most welcome to contact Deakin Abroad if further assistance is required.

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