How to apply to study in Australia at Deakin University

  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.

    Also consider where you would like to study – we have four campuses in the state of Victoria, Australia, or you may like to study online.

  2. Begin the application process

    We have a network of experienced authorised agents around the world who can help you through the application process. They are trained to provide advice and information on Deakin University and our degrees. Find out if you need to use a Deakin authorised agent to submit your application.

  3. 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.

  4. Certify supporting documents

    Most documents need to be certified. For example, award certificates, academic transcripts and your identity papers (passport). Documents in languages other than English will also need to be translated. 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.

    Be sure to attach all requested supporting documentation, otherwise your application could be delayed. If you get your application in early, this gives us more time to arrange visas and accommodation if you need them.

  5. Submit your application

    Depending on your nationality and country of residence, you can submit your application directly to Deakin through our online international student application service StudyLink Connect or through a Deakin authorised agent.

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)
  • 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!

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'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. Deakin offers different scholarships to assist international students throughout their studies, and you may be eligible.

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.

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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 scholarship applicant ID (if applicable), full name and contact details on all your documents.
  • Provide supporting documents before the closing date.
  • Check your supporting documents and confirm the information you have provided in your application.
  • Ensure your supporting documents are as specific as possible, certified and current.
  • 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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