A world-leading university

Deakin is ranked among the top 1% of universities worldwide* and is among the top 50 young universities in the world.^ Deakin is a global leader ranked in the top 1% in a number of study areas, including accounting and finance, architecture, business and management studies, education, communication and media studies, nursing, medicine# and law.*** Deakin is also ranked 3rd in the world for sport science** and 8th in the world for postgraduate sports management.^^

Plus, Deakin students have reported the highest level of overall student satisfaction among universities in the Australian state of Victoria for 10 years in a row. You can be confident you will have a great university experience as well as gaining a world-class education.##

Choosing your degree

Your journey to Deakin starts here. From deciding what you want to study to navigating the application process – find out everything you need to know about starting your dream degree.

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Entry requirements

To study at Deakin you must meet the academic, language and visa requirements. Not sure if you are eligible? We can help you figure things out.

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How to apply

As an international student, you can apply directly through Deakin or with the help of one of our overseas representatives. Follow our helpful step-by-step guide to apply now.

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Welcoming international students to Australia

Due to Australia’s success in managing COVID-19 and the very high vaccination rates we are looking forward to welcoming full-vaccinated student visa holders to Australia in December 2021. We recommend you apply for your visa as soon as you accept your Deakin offer and we issue your confirmation of enrolment.

Please note that there may be a delay in obtaining a student visa. If your visa is not issued in time for your arrival at the start of Trimester 1 (March) 2022, we offer you the option to start your studies online.

All the support you need

Deakin wants you to enjoy your university experience, as well as succeeding in your studies. That is why we offer a complete range of support services, from orientation and welcome sessions to academic support and social activities. Beginning your Deakin degree is the start of an exciting journey. We can support you on every step of the way.

Find out more about Deakin's support services for international students

The Australian Government supports international students through the Education Services for Overseas Students Framework (ESOS Framework).

Find out more here

Find the right degree for you

Ready to get started at Deakin? Our degrees are designed with industry input and a focus on real-world learning to help you secure your future.

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Fees and scholarships

Deakin's international tuition fees vary depending on the course and units you choose, as well as your level of study. The fee payment process is simple and easy for students to use. Deakin offers different scholarships to assist high-achieving international students throughout their studies, and you may be eligible.

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Discover life as a Deakin student

Hear from Deakin international students as they share their experiences studying at Deakin’s Melbourne Burwood Campus and what they love most about life in Australia.

How to apply

As an international student, you can apply directly through Deakin or with the help of one of our overseas representatives. Many courses accept applications throughout the year with intakes in all three trimesters. Use our step-by-step guide to apply now.

Your country or region and Deakin

Deakin welcomes students from more than 120 countries. Find out more about Deakin’s presence in your country and discover the stories of current international students and graduates.

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Deakin authorised agents

Deakin has a network of experienced overseas agents around the world who can help you through the application process, provide advice and information on Deakin University and its degrees.

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Improve your English

Whether your current English level does not meet Deakin's English language requirements, or you want to improve your English before starting your degree, the Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI) is the place for you. DUELI operates in both Geelong and Melbourne, and will help you to study for, and sit, the IELTS examination.

Find out more about DUELI

Before you arrive

Apart from your sunglasses and sense of adventure, you will need to organise a few other things before coming to Deakin.

Find out what to pack, which important documents to take with you, and what to expect when you land in Australia.

Find out what to do before you arrive

Being an international student, I have found no difficulties in making new friends and adapting to the culture. I feel no alienation here and it overwhelmed me because being a Muslim, and wearing a ‘hijab’ wrapped around my head, this foreign environment actually welcomed me.

Madihah, Malaysia

Master of Architecture

Study abroad and exchange

Coming to study at Deakin as an exchange or study abroad student gives you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to discover the unique wonders of Australia. Discover Deakin's study abroad, exchange and specialised programs.

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Student stories

Have you ever wondered what life is like as an international student? Explore our Navigator Blog to read student stories, alumni profiles, study area information and latest news.

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Feel at home at Deakin

You will love studying at Deakin

There is a reason that Deakin students are among the most satisfied students in Australia. We are known for our innovative teaching methods, giving students hands-on, practical industry experience, and delivering the very best support to our students.

You will make lifelong friends at Deakin – while living on campus, gaining industry experience or meeting the very friendly locals.

Living in Australia

When you come to Australia, you will find that we are a vibrant, multicultural society that welcomes people from all over the world. Discover everything you need to know about Deakin’s campuses and communities, as well as living costs, visas and accommodation options.

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Contact us

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* ShanghaiRankings World University Rankings
^ QS Top 50 Under 50

# QS World University Rankings by Subject
** ShanghaiRankings Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments 
^^ Sport Business International 

## Australian Graduate Survey and Graduate Outcomes Survey, QILT
*** ShanghaiRankings Subject Rankings