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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.
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, 2021||Closed||Closed|
|Trimester 2, 2021||Now open||27 June 2021#|
|Trimester 3, 2021||Now open||early November|
#Dates may be subject to change and some courses will close earlier. Please check specific course pages for details and earlier closing dates.
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 1, 2021
|Date||Event or deadline|
|Monday 1 March-Friday 5 March||Orientation week – all students|
|Monday 8 March||T1 teaching period begins|
|Friday 28 May||T1 teaching period ends|
|Monday 7 June||Exams begin|
|Friday 18 June||Exams end|
|Thursday 8 July||T1 results released|
Applications now closed
Trimester 2, 2021
|Date||Event or deadline|
|Monday 12 July||T2 teaching period begins|
|Friday 1 October||T2 teaching period ends|
|Monday 11 October||Exams begin|
|Friday 22 October||Exams end|
|Friday 5 November||T2 results released|
Some units and courses, outlined below, have different study period dates to the above:
The safety and wellbeing of the community is our number one priority, which means there will be a few changes to how we run our on-campus events. You can still browse all the upcoming talks, conferences, webinars and more through our events hub.
Public holidays at Deakin
Public holidays and University closure dates
|Australia Day Holiday||Tuesday 26 January 2021||Closed|
|Labour Day||Monday 8 March 2021||Open|
|Good Friday||Friday 2 April 2021||Closed|
|Saturday of Easter weekend||Saturday 3 April 2021||Closed|
|Easter Sunday||Sunday 4 April 2021||Closed|
|Easter Monday||Monday 5 April 2021||Closed|
|Easter Tuesday||Tuesday 6 April 2021||Closed|
|ANZAC Day||Monday 26 April 2021 (in lieu of 25 April)||Closed|
|Queen's Birthday||Monday 14 June 2021||Open|
|AFL Grand Final Eve||TBA||Closed|
|Melbourne Cup||Tuesday 2 November 2021||Open|
|University shut down||Friday 24 December 2021 - Tuesday 4 January 2022||Closed|
|Christmas Day||Saturday 25 December 2021||Closed|
|Boxing Day||Sunday 26 December 2021||Closed|
The Deakin Library is sometimes open on public holidays. Check the Library website for opening hours.
If you're already studying with us, the dates you need are in the 2021 University Handbook.
You'll find further details in the handbook on:
- weeks of study
- the last day to enrol
- census dates
- exam dates
- results dates.
+Application close dates vary and not all courses are available for T1 intakes. 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)