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Hurry, applications for our mid-year intake and government-subsidised postgraduate courses close Friday 10 July.

COVID-19 updates: Supporting our community

Deakin is monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the ongoing safety of the University community. We've paused all on-campus teaching, including classes (lectures), seminars and pracs, with study continuing undisrupted thanks to our premium online learning platform.

Latest University updates about COVID-19

Discounted short courses

To support those wanting to upskill or retrain during the COVID-19 crisis, Deakin University, with assistance from the Federal Government, is discounting a range of premium online short courses in areas of strong national job growth.

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Deakin's research response to COVID-19

Our experts are developing evidence-based solutions to help us all navigate life during COVID-19. Discover the latest research, news and resources from Deakin researchers who are exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our communities.

Discover our COVID-19 research

Business and community

Deakin has a deep history of collaboration. We have forged partnerships with leaders in industry, government, and research to solve problems, share ideas, and inspire work-ready graduates. From developing community initiatives, connecting with global universities, to innovating with industry, Deakin promotes collaboration in everything we do.

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Ready to apply?

If you've found your perfect course, it's time to start thinking about your application. Deakin has a whole host of tools and guidance to support you through the process – from need-to-know dates, to advice on writing a personal statement, to Application Assist appointments with a friendly Deakin adviser.

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40 years of distance and online teaching excellence

#1 university in Australia for educational experience*

Connect with 60,000+ online students

Top 1% of universities worldwide#

Australia's top-rated tech support~

#1 university careers service in Australia^

78,000+ high-achieving online graduates

#1 university in Victoria for student satisfaction^^

Secure your place in the future of work

Applications for Trimester 2, 2020 are now open. Learn via a premium interactive platform with Australia's highest rated tech support.

Filter our courses by study areas that interest you, the type of degree you'd like to undertake or even study mode, including online study at Deakin's Cloud Campus.

Get help with your application

If you're ready to connect and learn in a dynamic community of 60,000 online students, book an Application Assist appointment to receive step-by-step guidance while you share a screen over Skype with one of our Future Student Advisers.

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Find your pathway

There are more pathways to university than you might think. No matter your ATAR or education history, we are here to support you on your journey into study. Use our pathways finder tool and discover the options leading you to your dream course.

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Deakin's acknowledgement

Deakin acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of our lands and waterways. We pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

Deakin is committed to valuing, building and sustaining recognition, understanding and positive relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians.

Read more about Deakin's commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge, culture and values


*2019 Student Experience Survey, based on undergraduate students
#ARWU Rankings 2019
^Australian Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards, 2017, 2018, 2019 winner
~According to the Voice Project IT Service Quality Support Benchmark Survey
^^Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2019 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)