How to apply

Students from all over the world come to study English at Deakin. DUELI, our English language centre, is one of the best in Australia.

Learn how to apply so you can improve your English quickly, meet new people and make the most of future career and study opportunities.

Apply for a DUELI course

Places at DUELI are limited so make sure you lodge your application as soon as you can.

If you are an international student, your application to study with DUELI can be submitted directly to Deakin through StudyLink Connect.

Remember that placement onto a DUELI course is subject to the results of your DUELI Placement Test when you arrive on campus.

If you have any questions, please email us or call us on +61 3 9244 5110.

Find out more about IELTS

Submit an online enquiry for more information

I am an Australian citizen or permanent resident or New Zealand citizen

If you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, you will need to download and submit a DUELI domestic application form (PDF, 364.5KB).

Submissions can be made:

By email to

In person to DUELI Reception

Melbourne Burwood Campus
Building LA, level 2
70 Elgar Road
Burwood, Victoria 3125

Geelong Waterfront Campus
Building D, level 4, room D4.202
1 Gheringhap Street
Geelong, Victoria 3220

If you have any questions, please contact us using the above information or call us on +61 3 9244 5110.

Under-18 students

Special arrangements need to be made for students aged under 18. You can read all about them below in our information for parents of under-18 students. Take a look through our homestay section as well to find out about accommodation options for under-18 students.

Information for parents of students under 18 (PDF, 180.7KB)

Parents' declaration for students under 18 (PDF, 177.4KB)

Find out about homestay accommodation

What happens after you apply?

  1. Wait for a Letter of Offer

    We'll let you know if your application's been successful. If it has, you'll be sent a Letter of Offer.

  2. Pay your fees

    Once an offer's been made, you'll need to pay your:

    • course tuition fee
    • Overseas Student Health Cover
    • homestay placement fee, if applicable.

    All fees need to be paid in full before your course starts. If you've got a joint offer to study an award course after completing your DUELI course, we'll let you know what fees you'll need to pay.

    Find out how to pay for your course

  3. Receive a confirmation of enrolment letter and apply for a student visa

    Once we've got your fees, we'll send you an electronic confirmation of enrolment (eCOE).

    You'll need this to apply for a student visa so that you can study in Australia. You'll then be sent a Notification of Arrival form, which must be sent back to us at least 10 days before you arrive.

    Find out more about student visas
    Find out more about confirmation of enrolment letters

  4. Arrive at Deakin to study at DUELI

    When you arrive, your English language skills will be assessed so that you can be put on a course that suits your skills and study plans.