Undergraduate degree applications
Join Deakin’s lively undergraduate community and explore your interests, passions and ambitions. We accept applications through most of the year with intakes for many courses in all three trimesters.
Apply in seven steps
Applying for your undergraduate degree at Deakin couldn’t be easier. The average application is straightforward and takes around 20 minutes to complete. Follow these steps to make the process as simple as possible.
Decide when you want to start your study
Undergraduate courses at Deakin generally begin in March, but some courses also have intakes in July and November.
Understand the entry and documentation requirements
Make sure you understand the entry requirements for your chosen course by reading the course details carefully. Some courses may also require you to provide extra materials like a portfolio or personal statement.
Gather supporting documents
When you apply to Deakin, it's important to attach any requested supporting documentation, otherwise your application could be delayed or disallowed.
Learn the correct application method
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.
VTAC accepts applications from August through to November every year. Direct applications to Deakin can be made at any time.
Depending on your course, our flexible trimester system means you may be able to start in Trimester 1 (March), 2 (July) or 3 (November).
Access and Equity Program
If circumstances in your life have limited your potential for studying at university, we also have a scheme that increases your chance of receiving a course offer (but doesn’t guarantee it).
If your course application is through VTAC, you can apply for Access and Equity through the Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) application, and if you apply direct, provide us with more detail in the Applicant Portal.
If you’ve followed the steps above and you have all the information you need, you can start applying for your undergraduate degree! Follow the links below or apply via your chosen course’s details page.
Applying for Trimester 2 or 3
From April you can apply for Trimester 2 and start in July, or for Trimester 3 to start in November.
Find the course that's right for you
If you haven’t quite decided which course is right for you, find your dream course from our extensive course offerings and get started later.
Or read on for more helpful information to get you started on your way to an undergraduate degree at Deakin.
Associate degrees, diplomas and honours degrees
To apply for our honours degree, associate degree or diploma courses, check the relevant course page for details. Be sure to understand the entry requirements and any extra information necessary for your application before you begin.
You might be eligible for one of the many scholarships Deakin has on offer. Our handy scholarship search tool can help you find all the scholarships that you could be eligible for. Remember to read each scholarship's details carefully and apply before the due date.
When submitting your application, we’ll ask you to provide any extra information necessary, like details of previous study and work experience to help us consider your application. All applicants will be asked to demonstrate a level of English proficiency. Depending on the course, a more specific requirement such as maths or a portfolio may also be required.
Year 12 school leavers
If you have just finished Year 12, we’ll look at the subjects you’ve completed and your ATAR when considering your application. Check the course you are applying for as you may also need to complete ‘extra requirements’.
You might have left school 2 years ago, or 20 years ago. The same sort of entry requirements apply, you’ll have lots of different ways you can meet the requirements. We’ll consider your secondary study, any TAFE or university study and work or other experience you might have undertaken.
English language requirements
There is a minimum level of English proficiency required to study all of our courses. Generally, you can meet this requirement by demonstrating you've completed Year 12, or studied at a TAFE or university in English and in an English speaking country.
At Deakin, we make extensive use of technology in our teaching. To study at Deakin you are required to have:
- access to a device such as a desktop computer or laptop
- connectivity to the internet
- capability to use Deakin's online learning environments.
Credit for Prior Learning
Credit for Prior Learning is the recognition of previous study, work or volunteer experience you might have completed. If approved, it can reduce the number of units you need to study at Deakin, allowing you to complete your course earlier.