Courses by study period

Although most Deakin courses are offered in all study periods, there are some that vary. Application closing dates may also differ per course, so be sure to check individual course details carefully before you apply.

Key dates

Trimester 3, 2017

Applications are now closed.

Trimester 1, 2018

Applications close 18 February 2018*

* Dates may vary per course. Please check individual course details.

Applications are now open

You don't have to wait to start your journey at Deakin. Most courses are offered through our flexible trimester system – meaning you can start in March, July or November. With multiple study periods throughout the year, the next intake is never far away.

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Join our 12,000-strong community of online students at our Cloud Campus. Choose from more than 160 undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees, and be taught by the same top teachers as on-campus students. 

You'll take part in classes and seminars, and sit exams – just like you would at any other campus. The ultimate difference? You'll have the flexibility to study anytime and anywhere it suits you.

Find out more about studying online

Why choose Deakin?

Deakin offers you the flexibility and control to study your way.

Most satisfied students

We're the leader in graduate satisfaction in Victoria for the seventh consecutive year.*

*Australian Graduate Survey (2010-2015) and Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016-2018

Top 1% in the world

With internationally recognised quality of research and teaching, we ranked 211 in the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), putting us in the top 1% of the world's

*ARWU Rankings 2019

5-star rated university

We're ranked 5 stars for world-class facilities, research and teaching, as well as employability, innovation and inclusiveness.*

* Quacquarelli Symonds (QS); QS Stars University Ratings

Choosing the right application method

When you apply to study at Deakin, choosing the right method is essential to ensure your application is successfully received for assessment. The good news is, whether it’s through VTAC or our direct online portal, applying for your dream course at Deakin is only a few steps away.

If you're currently studying Year 12, or you're a non-school leaver (not currently studying Year 12) applying for multiple Deakin courses, you'll apply through VTAC for Trimester 1.

If you're a non-school leaver applying for one course only, you can either apply through VTAC or direct to Deakin via our applicant portal.

Depending on your course, our flexible trimester system means you may be able to start in Trimester 1 (March), 2 (July) or 3 (November).

If you're looking to undertake a research degree, you may be able to apply and start at any time of the year, regardless of trimester.

Learn more about how to apply

Learn more about who can apply for what

I’ve been able to continue part-time work and support myself by taking advantage of the trimester year and online subjects.

Judy Casey

Master of Planning (Professional) graduate

International students

Deakin has a wide network of international representatives around the world. If you're an international student looking to study with us, you can apply directly through Deakin or with the help of one of our overseas representatives. Many of our courses accept applications throughout the year, so you may be able to start in March, July or November.

Find out more about international student applications

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