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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.
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, 2019||1 April 2019||30 June 2019|
|Trimester 3, 2019||1 April 2019||3 November 2019|
|Trimester 1, 2019||5 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
*ARWU Rankings 2018
^2010-2015 Australian Graduate Survey, Graduate Outcomes Survey – Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching 2016–2018.
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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
|DATE||EVENT OR DEADLINE|
|Monday 29 October||International students T3 campus orientation and enrolment|
|Monday 5 November||T3 teaching period begins|
|Saturday 15 December||Census date|
|Monday 24 December–Sunday 6 January 2019||Intra-trimester break|
|Friday 1 February 2019||T3 teaching period ends|
|Monday 4–Wednesday 6 February 2019||T3 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
|DATE||EVENT OR DEADLINE|
|Monday 18 February–Friday 22 February||International 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
|University holiday||Monday 24 December 2018 - |
Wednesday 2 January 2019
|Christmas Day||Tuesday 25 December 2018||Closed|
|Boxing Day||Wednesday 26 December 2018||Closed|
|New Year's Day||Tuesday 1 January 2019||Closed|
|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 2019||Open|
|University holiday||Monday 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.
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.