How to apply to study in Australia at Deakin University

We recommend that applicants engage a Deakin authorised agent. Our global network of experienced agents are trained to provide advice and information on Deakin University and our degrees.

  1. Choose your degree

    Use our course finder to discover your ideal degree. On each course page you will find information on entry requirements, professional recognition, career opportunities, course structure, fees and more.

    The course page also tells you which of our four Australian campuses the course is offered on and in which trimester you can start.

  2. Check entry requirements

    Entry requirements differ depending on your degree or country of residence. Before starting your application, read through the entry requirements on the course page entry requirement tab.

    Need to improve your English language skills?

    You can enrol at the Deakin University English Language Institute and study a course to improve your English language skills. If you pass, this can help you get into most Deakin degrees. Please note, this page is available in both Indonesian and Vietnamese.

    Need help meeting the academic requirements?

    Deakin College is your first step towards your dream degree at Deakin University. With small class sizes and a supportive environment, Deakin College sets you up for success at university.

  3. Obtain and certify supporting documents

    You will need to include document with your application such as award certificates (diplomas), academic transcripts and your identity papers (passport). Most documents need to be certified. Take the original document and a photocopy to an authorised person (for example: justice of the peace, public notary, member of the police force or Australian lawyer) to sign. Documents in languages other than English will also need to be translated.

    We recommend that you include all documents with your application submission. This allows us to process your application quickly. However if you are waiting for something, such as your IELTS result, you can submit an incomplete application. We can start to process but cannot make an offer until all we have all documents.

    Applying as early as possible gives you more time to arrange your visa, travel and accommodation if your application is successful.

  4. Submit your application

    If you are working with a Deakin authorised agent, they will submit your application for you. Depending on your nationality and country of residence, you may be required to submit through an agent.

    If you choose to submit without an agent, use our online international student application service StudyLink Connect.

Already started your application?

Head to StudyLink Connect to continue your journey to your dream career.

How to apply video guide

How to apply video guide

We understand that the application process can be overwhelming, so we have developed a video guide featuring Deakin students Tatyana and Kaweesha. They talk you through entry requirements, organising your documents and submitting your application.

What happens after you apply?

You will receive an acknowledgement email from Deakin within two days of applying. Your application will be allocated to a case officer who will then assess your documents and be in contact if they require anything further to make a full assessment.

How long until I know if I am successful or not?

You will get an outcome for your application within the following timeframes:

  • 48 hours for English language study at the Deakin University English language Institute (DUELI)
  • two to three weeks for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework studies
  • approximately eight weeks for research degrees, including PhD and Masters by research, from the date of when we receive all required information to process your application.

How do I accept my offer?

If your application is successful, you will receive a Letter of Offer. Then you are just a few steps away from joining us at Deakin! We recommend you accept your offer as soon as possible after receiving it so you can apply for your visa sooner.

Learn more about how to accept your offer

Learn more about English language requirements

You will need to attach documents supporting your level of English proficiency, according to the English language requirements of your chosen degree.

Have you completed an Australian Year 12?

Have you completed an Australian Year 12?

If you completed an Australian Year 12 in Australia or overseas you should apply for undergraduate courses through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC), as well as directly to Deakin through StudyLink Connect. Applying through StudyLink Connect and VTAC will allow us to make you a conditional offer before you receive your ATAR score.

Have you worked or studied before?

Have you worked or studied before?

If you have studied before or been in the workforce, you could use your qualifications to reduce the number of subjects or units in your degree, finish earlier and pay less. This is called recognition of prior learning. When you fill in the application form, we’ll ask you about your tertiary education and work experience, and request certified documents.

Did you know a scholarship can reduce your fees?

Deakin offers scholarships to assist international students throughout their studies, and you may be eligible. Scholarships are merit based. Some have eligibility criteria based on your nationality or what you are studying. There is a limited in number of scholarships available and most are awarded on a first come, first served basis. The earlier you apply, the better chance you have of being offered a scholarship.

Deakin's international tuition fees vary depending on the degree and units you choose, as well as your level of study. The fee payment process is simple and easy for students to use. Scholarships are deducted from your fees.

Discover more about our fees and scholarships

How to write a personal statement

Your personal statement should be relevant, well-written and uniquely about you. It is your opportunity to explain or expand on the other documents you submit as part of your application. Not all courses require a personal statement as part of the application.

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Vietnamese and Indonesian translations

The information on this page is available in both Indonesian and Vietnamese.

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Ready to apply?

Please make sure you complete the following checklist:

  • Include your full name, contact details and scholarship applicant ID (if applicable) on all your documents.
  • Make sure your application is on time.
  • Ensure your supporting documents are as specific as possible, certified and current.
  • Provide supporting documents before the closing date.
  • Don't use presentation folders or binders to forward your documents.

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Get help or contact Deakin

Our friendly advisers are available to speak to you one-on-one about your study options, support services for international students and how we can help you study at Deakin in Australia. This page is available in both Indonesian and Vietnamese.

Phone: +61 3 9918 9188

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