Why choose Deakin University, Australia

Deakin University is renowned for its outstanding student support, its choice of four vibrant and friendly campuses, as well as its flexible study modes and options. Deakin boasts the  latest teaching and learning technologies  and has won several recognitions for its teaching and research success.

International students can also take advantage of the many pathways that lead to study at Deakin. Among them, MIBT and Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI) are located on campus and offer direct pathways to the University.

Deakin rankings

QS Stars tile 

Deakin University has won the prestigious Australian University of the Year award, twice for our innovative use of technology in education and for our partnerships with industry.

Deakin continues to win numerous academic awards and receive high rankings by various independent research organisations, these include:

Deakin University is a member of Universities Australia and the Association of Commonwealth Universities. Our award-winning approach to higher education ensures that professional associations, relevant industries and universities worldwide will recognise your degree.

Living in Victoria, Australia

Victoria offers an experience found nowhere else. Surf beaches, snowfields, expansive countryside and native forests make Victoria a great place to live and study.

Victorians come from more than   200 countries around the world  , giving the region a vibrant cosmopolitan feel with diverse multicultural festivals and events.

Victoria is home to   diverse regional areas and attractions  , from pristine beaches and coastlines to national parks and forests teeming with native wildlife. Watch the video below to explore Victoria's amazing scenery.

Video made by Deakin student and filmmaker Filip Laureys.


The capital city of Melbourne, voted the world's most liveable city*, is known as the multicultural heart of Australia. It's exciting, vibrant and famous for its:

  • fantastic choice of food
  • entertainment precincts
  • social scene
  • beautiful surrounds

Melbourne has a population of four million people. It's well known for its music festivals,   free community-based activities  , performing arts, quality restaurants, excellent shopping and beautiful parks and beaches which attract visitors from around the globe.

World-class sporting facilities   draw international events such as the Australian Grand Prix, Australian Tennis Open and the International Cricket Test series.

The world famous Melbourne trams complement the   city's public transport system  , which includes train and bus services that run from the city centre to Deakin's campuses. See more of Melbourne in the video below.

Video made by Deakin student and filmmaker Filip Laureys.

* Source: The Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Survey 2012.

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