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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.
VTAC applications are now open; VTAC Late applications close on 6 November. Change of preference January round closes 4 January 2021. VTAC course offers are released mid-January.
|Study period||Applications open||Applications close|
|Trimester 2, 2020||Closed||Closed|
|Trimester 3, 2020||Closed||Closed|
|Trimester 1, 2021||Now open||Sunday 21 February, 2021#|
#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 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|
Applications now closed
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|
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||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 weekend||Saturday 11 April 2020||Closed|
|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 23 October||Closed|
|Melbourne Cup||Tuesday 3 November 2020||Open|
|University holiday||Monday 21 December - Friday 1 January 2021||Closed|
|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.
If you're already studying with us, the dates you need are in the 2020 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.
*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)