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.

Current students can find more detailed dates and deadlines in the 2020 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.

Applications are generally open during the following periods (including non-award and incoming cross institutional applications), but not all courses are open at each application intake. Please check the relevant course page for full details.

Study period Applications open Applications close

Trimester 1, 2020

Now open

23 February 2020#
Semester 1, 2020* Now open 21 January 2020
Trimester 3, 2019Now closedNow closed

#Dates may be subject to change. Check specific course pages for details and earlier closing dates.
*Some courses are offered on a semester basis. Check the course page for details.

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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, 2019

Date Event or deadline
Monday 11 November T3 teaching period begins
Friday 7 February 2020 T3 teaching period ends
Thursday 13 February 2020 Exams begin
Friday 21 February 2020 Exams end
Thursday 5 March, 6pm 2020 T3 results released

Trimester 1, 2020

Date Event or deadline
Monday 2 March–Friday 6 March Orientation week – all students
Monday 9 March T1 teaching period begins
Friday 29 May T1 teaching period ends
Monday 8 June Exams begin
Friday 19 June Exams end
Thursday 9 July, 6pm T1 results released

Trimester 2, 2020

Date Event or deadline
Monday 13 July T2 teaching period begins
Friday 2 October T2 teaching period ends
Monday 12 October Exams begin
Friday 23 October Exams end
Friday 6 November, 6pm T2 results released

Trimester 3, 2020

Date Event or deadline
Monday 9 November  T3 teaching period begins
Friday 5 February 2021 T3 teaching period ends
Thursday 11 February 2021 Exams begin
Friday 19 February 2021 Exams end
Thursday 4 March, 6pm 2021 T3 results released

Public holidays at Deakin

Public holidays and University closure dates

Holiday Date Deakin
University holidayMonday 23 December 2019 -
Wednesday 1 January 2020
Christmas DayWednesday 25 December 2019Closed
Boxing DayThursday 26 December 2019Closed
New Year's DayWednesday 1 January 2020Closed
Australia Day Holiday Monday 27 January 2020 (in lieu of 26 January) Closed
Labour Day Monday 9  March 2020 Open
Good Friday Friday 10 April 2020 Closed
Saturday of Easter weekendSaturday 11 April 2020Closed
Easter Sunday Sunday 12 April 2020 Closed
Easter Monday Monday 13 April 2020 Closed
Easter Tuesday Tuesday 14 April 2020 Closed
ANZAC Day Monday 27 April 2020 (in lieu of 25 April) Closed
Queen's Birthday Monday 8 June 2020 Open
AFL Grand Final Eve Friday 25 September 2020 Closed
Melbourne Cup Tuesday 3 November 2020Open
University holidayTo be confirmedClosed
Christmas Day Friday 25 December 2020 Closed
Boxing Day Saturday 26 December 2020 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 2020 University Handbook. You’ll find further details on:

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