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Key dates

Browse all start and finish dates for Deakin's main study periods. You'll also find dates relating to applications and prospective student events, plus a list of all public holidays and study breaks.

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Current students can find more detailed dates and deadlines in the University Handbook.

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Application dates

We have a number of different study periods. Most courses are offered through our Trimester study system. With three trimesters, the next intake is never far away.

VTAC accepts applications from August through to November every year. Direct applications to Deakin can be made at any time.

Not all courses are open at each application intake, but generally applications are open during these periods (including non-award and incoming cross institutional applications):

Trimester Applications open Applications close
Trimester 3, 2018 Closed Closed
Trimester 1, 2019 6 August 2018 24 February 2019#
Trimester 2, 20191 April 201930 June 2019 
Trimester 3, 20191 April 20193 November 2019
Trimester 1, 20195 August 2019**23 February 2020

#Some courses have different application periods and closing dates. Please check the course listing table on the current trimester page for individual course closing dates.

**Dates may be subject to change

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Study periods at Deakin

Most of our courses and units are studied in our Trimester study schedule. To give you an idea of when you’d be studying, an outline of the upcoming Trimester dates is below.

Current Deakin students should turn to the University Handbook for a full list of important dates.

Trimester 3, 2018

Monday 29 October International students T3 campus orientation and enrolment
Monday 5 NovemberT3 teaching period begins
Saturday 15 DecemberCensus date
Monday 24 December–Sunday 6 January 2019Intra-trimester break
Friday 1 February 2019T3 teaching period ends
Monday 4–Wednesday 6 February 2019T3 study period
Thursday 7 February 2019 Exams begin
Friday 15 February 2019 Exams end
Monday 18 February–Friday 1 March 2019 Inter-trimester break
Thursday 28 February 2019, 6pm Results released

Trimester 1, 2019

Monday 18 February–Friday 22 FebruaryInternational Student Welcome week, including campus orientation and enrolment for students commencing in T1
Monday 25 February–Friday 1 March Orientation week – all students
Monday 4 March T1 teaching period begins
Sunday 31 March Census date
Friday 19 April–Sunday 28 April Intra-trimester break
Friday 24 May T1 teaching period ends
Monday 27 May–Friday 31 May T1 study period
Monday 3 June Exams begin
Friday 14 June Exams end
Monday 17 June–Friday 5 July Inter-trimester break
Thursday 4 July, 6pm T1 results released

Some units and courses, outlined below, have different study period dates to the above:

Public holidays at Deakin

Public holidays and University closure dates

Holiday Date Deakin
University holidayMonday 24 December 2018 -
Wednesday 2 January 2019
Christmas DayTuesday 25 December 2018Closed
Boxing DayWednesday 26 December 2018Closed
New Year's DayTuesday 1 January 2019Closed
Australia Day Monday 28 January 2019 Closed
Labour Day Monday 11 March 2019 Open
Good Friday Friday 19 April 2019 Closed
Easter Sunday Sunday 21 April 2019 Closed
Easter Monday Monday 22 April 2019 Closed
Easter Tuesday Tuesday 23 April 2019 Closed
ANZAC Day Thursday 25 April 2019 Closed
Queen's Birthday Monday 10 June 2019 Open
AFL Grand Final Eve Friday 27 September 2019 Closed
Melbourne Cup Tuesday 5 November 2019Open
University holidayMonday 23 December 2019 -
Wednesday 1 January 2020 
Christmas Day Wednesday 25 December 2019 Closed
Boxing Day Thursday 26 December 2019 Closed

The Deakin Library is sometimes open on public holidays. Check the Library website for opening hours.

Current students

If you're already studying with us, the dates you need are in the University Handbook. Here you’ll find further details on:

  • weeks of study
  • the last day to enrol
  • census dates
  • exam dates
  • results dates.

Read the University Handbook on the Deakin student website