Parents and families

Your child’s study journey is a important part of their life, and we recognise the crucial role you play in providing guidance, assistance and support at every step in this exciting process.

We have compiled some helpful information and resources to help you best support your child.

Interested in visiting Deakin? Contact us today to organise a campus tour.

There is a lot to consider when helping your child to find a university and course that fits their academic and career goals, as well as supports them in other important aspects of life.

We want to make sure you have all the information you need so that you and your child are confident and excited about Deakin University being the right choice for them.

A Deakin University degree can give your child the chance to develop invaluable knowledge, skills and contacts that will set them on the path toward a rewarding and fulfilling career.

It also offers the opportunity for a once-in-a-lifetime experience living in some of the world’s most picturesque and unique settings, as well as the chance to join a safe and welcoming community.


Helping your child make the right choice

Reputation

Deakin University is ranked in the Top 1% of universities worldwide*, with state-of-the-art facilities and world-class research.

*ShanghaiRankings World University Rankings

Learn more about our reputation

Student satisfaction

Deakin University is has been the leader in graduate satisfaction for nine years in a row**. From teacher quality to campus experience to future employability, our focus is on a positive, rewarding experience for your child.

**Australian Graduate Survey (2010-15) and the Graduate Outcomes Survey, QILT (2016-18)

Learn more about student satisfaction at Deakin

Your child's career path

We prioritise authentic, real-world workplace experience, along with our industry-guided curriculum and industry-based teachers. This means that you can be confident your child will graduate career-ready and with an advantage over the competition.

Learn how your child can get a head start in their career with Deakin

Your child's real-world learning

Deakin's focus on skills development is evidenced in the practical focus of our programs. This takes students beyond the classroom and into the workplace while they study. This gives your child the chance to put their knowledge and skills into practice straight away, as well as make valuable network connections.

Learn more about workplace learning at Deakin

Industry connections

Our extensive range of strong industry connections don't just offer our students the chance to experience the workplace before they graduate – our industry partners guide actual course curriculum.

Learn more about our industry connections

DeakinTALENT

DeakinTALENT is our unique and industry-leading careers and employment service, connecting students and graduates directly with employers. Your child will be equipped with the planning and marketability tools and skills to excel in the job market.

Learn more about DeakinTALENT

Safety, health and support

Airport pickup

We offer a free airport pickup service for your child's first arrival at Melbourne International Airport or Avalon International Airport.

Complete an airport pick-up application form

Your child's safety

Deakin is a safe and friendly environment for international students. Regardless, we have 24-hour security across all of our campuses.

SafeZone is a free app for all Deakin students and staff, which connects your child directly to the Security team. It’s there for emergencies, but also for the times they just need some help.

Learn more about SafeZone

Health and wellbeing

Your child will have easy access to fitness centres, healthy food and all sorts of student support.

Deakin Medical Centre provides professional medical and nursing healthcare and advice to students. Campus doctors bill directly through Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

Learn more about health, safety and wellbeing at Deakin

DUSA

Deakin University Student Association (DUSA) is an inclusive community that offers support services and advocacy for all students.

Learn more about DUSA

Support services for your child

Deakin has experienced International Student Advisers (ISAs) on every campus to assist your child with any cultural or social adjustments that come with moving to another country.

Learn more about how we support international students

Accommodation

There are plenty of accommodation options available for international students, both on and off campus.

We can assist in finding the right option for your child.

Learn more about accommodation options

Our campuses

Deakin's four campuses are located in the south-east of Australia, and offer a range of environments to live and study. Whether your child is after the excitement of city living or a picturesque location alongside beaches and wildlife, there's a Deakin campus for them. We also have Deakin Cloud, our innovative online learning platform.

Interested in visiting one of our campuses? Contact us today to organise a tour.

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Deakin's Melbourne Burwood Campus is our largest campus, and is just a short trip from Melbourne's central business district.

Discover our Melbourne Burwood Campus

Warrnambool Campus

Deakin's Warrnambool Campus offers a friendly, close-knit community in a picturesque beach-side town, surrounded by nature.

Discover our Warrnambool Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Deakin's Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus has a well-earned reputation for its expansive grounds and state-of-the-art learning and sport facilities in a beautiful rural environment.

Discover our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Geelong Waterfront Campus

Deakin's Geelong Waterfront Campus, in its stunning seaside location, gives students the chance to study in a renovated 19th centrury wool store building in the heart of Geelong.

Discover our Geelong Waterfront Campus

Life at Deakin

As well as offering a range of academic support services, Deakin has a strong focus on ensuring students feel supported, included and comfortable in every aspect of life. From mentor programs, to clubs and societies, to on-campus gyms and medical centres, we make sure your child has all the tools they need to live a healthy, happy and engaged life during their time at Deakin.

Learn more about life at Deakin

Deakin University has by far been the best academic decision I have ever made. Not only was I able to learn in a welcoming and supportive environment, my courses also provided me with incredible practical opportunities.

Angela Sterjova

Bachelor of International Studies and Master of Arts (International Relations)

Getting into Deakin

There's some important steps to follow on your child's journey to studying at Deakin. We can help you and your child along the way to make sure it's a smooth process.

Learn more about getting into Deakin

Is your child under 18 years of age?

The Australian Government requires international students who are under the age of 18 to demonstrate that they have adequate welfare arrangements in place before they can be granted a student visa to study in Australia.

Learn more about these arrangements and how Deakin can support you

Fees and scholarships

Deakin's international tuition fees vary depending on which degree and units your child enrols in, as well as their level of study. We are here to help you through the process with a range of support services. If you would like to know more about fees for a specific course, get started with our fee estimator tool.

Learn more about fees for international students

Deakin also has a range of fantastic scholarships on offer, specifically designed for international students from a range of backgrounds.

Deakin's Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarship, for example, recognises academic excellence and the potential to make a leading contribution to the university and its communities, and can cover either 100% or 50% of your child's tuition costs, as well as participation in the prestigious Vice-Chancellor's Professional Excellence Program (VCPEP).

Learn more about scholarships for international students

Pathways

There's more than one way for your child to get into Deakin. We offer a range of different pathways for your child to commence their studies with us.

Deakin College is a direct pathway to Deakin University for students who might not meet the academic admission requirements for their desired degree. A Deakin College diploma can fast-track your child's journey into Deakin University, with academic and study skills support available along the way.

Learn more about Deakin College

Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI) offers a range of programs to help your child meet the English language requirements for their Deakin University degree, as well as equip them with vital skills for the workplace.

Learn more about DUELI

Contact us

You can contact Deakin in Australia using the details below. Alternatively, we have a number of offices around the world and a network of international representatives ready to assist you and your child.

Find out how to contact one of our international offices

Call us

International student enquiries

+61 3 9627 4877

Visit us

Deakin International
221 Burwood Highway
Burwood Victoria 3125
Australia