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.
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.
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.
Online to on-campus pathway
Please note: students are not currently able to travel to Australia to study on campus. We encourage you to accept your offer now to start studying online, and when Australia's borders re-open, you will be able to travel to Australia to commence on-campus study. We recommend you apply for your visa as soon as we issue your confirmation of enrolment. While you hold a valid student visa, the Australian government will recognise any study undertaken online towards eligibility for post study work rights.
For more details about post-study work rights, visit the Australian Government's Post-Study Work Stream website
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.
The Australian Government supports international students through the Education Services for Overseas Students Framework (ESOS Framework).
Register for Deakin's Return to Australia mailing list
Over the coming months we will provide this mailing list with updates, news and announcements about Australia's borders, relating to the return of international students to Australia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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* 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