Preparing your application

We may ask you to supply extra information when applying for certain courses. This is to make sure we have all of the necessary information to consider your application. Whether it's preparing your documents or writing a compelling personal statement, we've got advice to help you get into your dream course.

What documents will I need?

Extra documents can vary from course to course. The best thing to do is read your chosen course’s details page carefully to understand the entry requirements and any supporting information it may require upon application.

Examples could include your CV/resume, a transcript of previous study, a personal statement, identification documents or a folio of work.

When applying at Deakin University, you will need to include copies of:

  • award certificates
  • name changes or changes of status (e.g. residency)
  • formal identity papers, such as your passport, national identity card and student visa.

If your documents aren't in English, you will need to supply a certified English translation.

Uploading your documents

It's essential that you upload all documents requested or your application may be rejected due to insufficient evidence.

How to upload and submit documents

Read the instructions below to find out how to submit documents with your application.

If you applied online via the Deakin applicant portal

  1. Make the document a PDF. We recommend you reduce the size of your file using a compression service to ensure the file is under the limit for the file type:
    • 10MB for school results, passport/visa documents and name change documents
    • 10MB for transcript, CPL applications and other files.
  2. Log into the applicant portal using your Applicant ID. This is the number you received in your first email from Deakin. Please note this number is different to your application number. If you need to search for the email it will have come from enquire@deakin.edu.au.
  3. Go to the upload documents tab.

  4. Select your document type and add any comments.

  5. Browse and find the file on your computer, then click upload file.

If you applied with a paper application

  1. Make the document a PDF. We recommend you reduce the size of your file using a compression service to ensure the file is under the limit for the file type:
    • 10MB for school results, passport/visa documents and name change documents
    • 10MB for transcript, CPL applications and other files.
  2. Log into the applicant portal using your Applicant ID. This is the number you received in your first email from Deakin. Please note this number is different to your application number. If you need to search for the email it will have come from enquire@deakin.edu.au.
  3. Go to the upload documents tab.

  4. Select your document type and add any comments.

  5. Browse and find the file on your computer, then click upload file.

  6. Email your document to submit-docs@deakin.edu.au.

Your personal statement

Depending on the course you're applying for, you may need to include a personal statement as part of your application. It's your chance to let us know why you would make a great Deakin student. It could also be the key to getting you into the course of your dreams, so it's important you take your time and put in the extra effort.

Check out our top tips on how to write your personal statement

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