How to apply

Applications for Trimester 3, 2020 and Trimester 1, 2021 are now open **. Don’t miss this chance to follow your passion and kickstart a career you love.

The information on this page is for domestic students only. International students should visit international student applications.

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Learning at Deakin through COVID-19

While most courses are currently being taught online due to COVID-19, if you ultimately want to study on campus, please apply for your preferred campus. This will enable you to start studying online and then transition to on-campus study when feasible. However, if you want to study online for the entire duration of your course, select Cloud Campus as your campus when applying.

What are you applying for?

Choose your study type to find out how to apply for your course. If you're unsure which study type is right for you, we can help you find out:


Explore your interests, passions and ambitions by joining Deakin’s lively undergraduate community.

Undergraduate degree applications


Gain qualifications, advance your career or learn more about what you love with a postgraduate degree from Deakin.

Postgraduate degree applications


Join the world's best and brightest and showcase your expertise on a global scale with a higher degree by research (HDR).

Research degree applications

Applying for special consideration

Have your Year 12 studies been impacted by challenging circumstances? You can apply for special consideration that recognises your resilience, while increasing your aggregate score based on what you would have achieved if your circumstances were different.

Find out more about special consideration

Applying for a short course

Keen to build valuable life and career skills with one of our industry-led short courses? Invest in your skills now with a short course, to be ready for what comes next.

Discover our full range of short courses

NIKERI Institute

Choosing to undertake tertiary study is a big decision, so we’ve taken the guesswork out of applying. By following the steps below you'll be well on your way to experiencing the unique advantages of flexible and culturally inclusive studies.

Learn more about applying to NIKERI Institute

Get help with your application

If you have a question about applying, courses or studying at Deakin, get in touch with one of our friendly advisers. Book an appointment time that suits you, or give us a call on 1800 693 888.

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One-on-one consultations for Year 12 students

Book a one-on-one consultation with a Deakin expert to have all your course and study questions answered, so you can make an informed choice about your uni preferences.

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Application information

Key dates

Make sure you don't miss out on your preferred intake by browsing all start and finish dates for Deakin's main study periods.

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Application documents

Get expert advice on the best way to prepare your application, from the documents you'll need to support your application to writing a compelling personal statement.

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Deakin Webinar Series: The application process explained

Want a guide to completing your application to study at Deakin?

Get expert advice on the best way to prepare your application, from the documents you'll need to support your application to writing a compelling personal statement.

Contact us

We're committed to giving you all the support and assistance you need throughout the application and enrolment process.

Domestic students
1800 693 888
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International students
+61 3 9034 6205
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**Application close dates vary and not all courses are available for T3 intake. Please refer to course pages for details. Some courses have limited places, apply early to avoid missing out.
*2019 Student Experience Survey, based on undergraduate students
#ARWU Rankings 2020
~According to the Voice Project IT Service Quality Support Benchmark Survey
^Australian Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards, 2017, 2018, 2019 winner
^^Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2019 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)