About Deakin

Deakin University offers a personalised experience, enhanced by innovative digital engagement. We lead by creating opportunities to live and work in a connected, evolving world.

The Deakin story

With over 45 years of experience as one of Australia's leading tertiary education providers, Deakin has won numerous awards and teaches over 60,000 students each year. We offer our students world-class programs and endless opportunities.

A global approach to learning

At Deakin, we advance education through progressive teaching and innovative research.

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An internationally recognised university

With a history of being innovative and cutting edge, we offer excellent facilities, exceptional teaching and flexible learning to all our 60,000 students, whether on campus or online.

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Realising our best future

Our strategic direction provides a framework to guide our decisions and realise the best future for our communities.

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Welcome from the Vice-Chancellor

'As one of Australia’s largest universities, Deakin has strong global linkages, world-class research and, most importantly, an educational portfolio that blends the best of campus and digital delivery into a highly supportive and personalised student experience.'

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Iain Martin VC

Leadership and governance

Deakin University has a strong governance system delivering high standards of decision-making and accountability. As Deakin continues to move into a bold and exciting future, we aim to meet and exceed the highest standards in the quality of our courses, research and community engagement.

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Deakin at a glance

Deakin is a leading university enabling globally connected education for the jobs of the future and research that makes a difference to our communities. We have a student-focused culture with a reputation for being accessible and friendly.

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Top 1% *

of universities worldwide

With internationally recognised quality of research and teaching, Deakin ranks 231 in the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) putting Deakin in the top 1% of the world’s universities.*

Faculties and divisions

Deakin University offers world-class courses delivered from 14 schools, across four faculties.

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Our researchers discover innovative solutions to real-world issues facing the globe.

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Work at Deakin

Innovative, progressive, inclusive and flexible are just some of the ways our staff describe Deakin.

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Our values are the standards we hold ourselves up against. They're about what's important to us, and sharing these with our students and staff helps keep our values at the heart of our community.

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Write your own future

Enjoy the freedom of new opportunities when you study at Deakin.

Giving to Deakin

By donating to Deakin, you can directly support research, scholarships and projects that are making a real difference to our communities.

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Got a question but can't find the answer?

Try our Help hub – we've curated the questions our future student advisers are asked most frequently about applications, entry requirements, pathways and more.

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*ARWU Rankings 2020