Welcoming international students to Australia

The Australian border is open. We look forward to welcoming student visa holders to our Australian campuses this year. We recommend you apply for your visa as soon as you accept your Deakin offer and we issue your confirmation of enrolment.

How to accept your offer

Accepting your offer to study at Deakin is easy. Deakin’s international admissions team is always ready to quickly process your acceptance and assist with any questions you may have. Before accepting your offer, it is important that you understand the acceptance process, as well as the necessary information and documents you need to provide.

Depending on your situation, the process of accepting your offer can be slightly different – so find the category below that applies to you and use our step-by-step guide to find out what happens next. Be sure to refer to your Letter of Offer to find out if there are any conditions you need to meet before you accept your offer.

If you have applied through one of Deakin’s authorised agents, we encourage you to get in touch with them to accept your offer. They can assist you with each step and ensure you have everything ready to start your studies with us.

You can also book an appointment with our team of student advisors, who can help to guide you through this process.

Book an appointment with a student advisor

How to accept your offer: international students

In this video, Deakin students Tatyana and Kaweesha will guide you through the next steps and processes in accepting your offer.

Students with an agent

Step 1: Talk to your agent

Your agent can help to guide you through the acceptance process for your studies.

Step 2: Fulfill the conditions in your Letter of Offer

If you have received a Conditional Offer, you may need to provide us with more information, documentation or even a transcript from your current studies before you can accept. Your agent can help you to meet these conditions.

If you do not have any conditions to fulfil in your Letter of Offer, move to Step 3.

Step 3: Form and fees

Your next step is to fill out the Offer Acceptance Form (PDF, 652KB). Your agent will help you to submit the form through the appropriate channel. You will also need to pay your fees as soon as possible to confirm your place. You can find out more about course fees and how to pay them here.

Step 4: Receive a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)

Once you have accepted your offer and Deakin has received your deposit, you will be issued with your CoE. You need your CoE in order to apply for a student visa.

Step 5: Apply for a student visa

As an international student, in order to study on campus in Australia you must obtain a student visa or hold a valid visa which has study rights. You should do this as soon as possible, to ensure you can join us in Australia in time for orientation and your first week of classes.

Once you have received your CoE, your agent will be able to help you with the visa application process. You can also visit our visa information page to find out more.

Step 6: Come to Deakin!

You have accepted your offer, paid your deposit and arranged your student visa – so now it is time to start your Deakin studies! You can check out our Study online page for more information about our online learning platform, or prepare to join us in Australia with our Before you arrive guide.

Students without an agent

Step 1: Fulfill the conditions in your Letter of Offer

If you have received a Conditional Offer you may need to provide us with more information, documentation or even a transcript from your current studies before you can accept.

If you do not have any conditions to fulfil in your Letter of Offer, move to Step 2.

Step 2: Form and fees

Your next step is to fill out the Offer Acceptance Form (PDF, 652KB). You will also need to pay your fees as soon as possible to confirm your place. You can find out more about course fees and how to pay them here.

If you have an account for Deakin’s online application portal StudyLink Connect, you can upload your completed Offer Acceptance form there.

Step 3: Receive a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)

Once you have accepted your offer and we have received your deposit, Deakin will issue you with a CoE. You will need your CoE in order to apply for a student visa.

Step 4: Apply for a student visa

As an international student, in order to study on campus in Australia you must obtain a student visa or hold a valid visa which has study rights. You should do this as soon as possible, to ensure you can join us in Australia in time for orientation and your first week of classes. You can also visit our visa information page to find out more.

Step 5: Come to Deakin!

You have accepted your offer, paid your deposit and arranged your student visa –  so now it is time to start your Deakin studies! You can check out our Study online page for more information about our online learning platform, or prepare to join us in Australia with our Before you arrive guide.

Students with an agent who do not require a student visa

You may not require a student visa if you already have an appropriate visa to study in Australia. To learn more about visas, visit the Australian Government website.

Step 1: Talk to your agent

Your agent can help to guide you through the acceptance process.

Step 2: Fulfill the conditions in your Letter of Offer

If you have received a Conditional Offer, you may need to provide us with more information, documentation or even a transcript from your current studies before you can accept. Your agent can help you to meet these conditions.

If you do not have any conditions to fulfil in your Letter of Offer, move to Step 3.

Step 3: Form and fees

Your next step is to fill out the Offer Acceptance Form (PDF, 652KB). Your agent will help you to submit the form through the appropriate channel. You will also need to pay your fees as soon as possible to confirm your place. You can find out more about course fees and how to pay them here.

Step 4: Receive a Confirmation of Acceptance email

Once we have received your Offer Acceptance form and payment of fees, you will receive an email confirming your acceptance for your chosen course.

Step 5: Start your studies!

You have accepted your offer – so now it is time to start your studies with Deakin!

Students without an agent who do not require a student visa

You may not require a student visa if you already have an appropriate visa to study in Australia. To learn more about visas, visit the Australian Government website.

Step 1: Fulfill the conditions in your Letter of Offer

If you have received a Conditional Offer, you may need to provide us with more information, documentation or even a transcript from your current studies before you can accept.

If you do not have any conditions to fulfil in your Letter of Offer, move to Step 2.

Step 2: Form and fees

Your next step is to fill out the Offer Acceptance Form (PDF, 652KB). You will also need to pay your fees as soon as possible to confirm your place. You can find out more about course fees and how to pay them here.

If you have an account for Deakin’s online application portal StudyLink Connect, you can upload your completed Offer Acceptance form there.

Step 3: Receive a Confirmation of Acceptance email

Once we have received your Offer Acceptance form and payment of fees, you will receive an email confirming your acceptance for your chosen course.

Step 4: Start your studies!

You have accepted your offer – so now it is time to start your studies with Deakin!

Online students

Step 1: Fulfill the conditions in your Letter of Offer

If you have received a Conditional Offer, you may need to provide us with more information, documentation or even a transcript from your current studies before you can accept.

If you do not have any conditions to fulfil in your Letter of Offer, move to Step 2.

Step 2: Complete the acceptance form

Your next step is to fill out and return your Offer Acceptance form (Cloud Campus students) (PDF, 203KB).

If you have an account for Deakin’s online application portal StudyLink Connect, you can upload your completed Offer Acceptance form there.

Step 3: Receive a Confirmation of Acceptance email

Once we have received your Offer Acceptance form, you will receive an email confirming your acceptance for your chosen course.

Step 4: Get ready to study!

You have accepted your offer – so now you can prepare to begin your study! You can check out our guide to setting yourself up for flexible study for everything you need to know.

Students under 18

International students under 18 years of age must demonstrate that they have adequate welfare arrangements in place before they can be granted a student visa. Please see our Students under 18 page for more details on meeting these requirements.

Information for students under 18

Contact us

Deakin offers a wide range of degrees and types of study, some of which have different acceptance processes. If the information above does not relate to your Deakin offer, your Letter of Offer should contain helpful information about how to accept. If you need help with the acceptance process, you can contact us.

Have questions about the acceptance process, entry requirements, courses, key dates or anything else? We can help talk through your next steps.

Book an appointment with us and we can call you at your convenience