Study abroad and exchange

Destination: Deakin University. All aboard the Deakin express! Seize this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and study at Deakin University as an exchange or study abroad student.

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Study online with us during COVID-19

Deakin is a highly ranked, internationally recognised university that aims for excellence in all its activities.

In deciding to study at Deakin, you'll be provided with an outstanding academic program and an exceptional student experience.

However, due to the shifting nature of COVID-19 and the uncertainty around travel restrictions over the next few months, Deakin University will offer ONLINE Exchange and Study Abroad in Trimester 2, 2021 (July - October 2021).

If you are thinking of applying to Deakin or have already lodged your application, you may wish to nominate or defer your application(s). Email us for more information.

What are you applying for?

This is your chance to explore a new culture, gain a global perspective, make friends from all over the globe and discover the world from down under. Take advantage of this highly rewarding experience while you build international links and diversify your portfolio.

Choose your study type to find out how to apply for your program.

Exchange

We are partnered with hundreds of universities globally – find out if your university is a Deakin exchange partner.

Learn more about exchange

Study abroad

Not a partner? Not a problem. We have different study abroad options to keep your education journey on track.

Learn more about study abroad

Specialised programs

Discover other programs available to you.

Learn more about specialised programs

Why come to Deakin?

As one of Australia's leading tertiary education providers, Deakin offers a personalised experience enhanced by world-class programs and innovative digital engagement. We lead by creating opportunities to live and work in a connected, evolving world.

Discover our inspiring campuses

Check out our campuses and get a feel for why we are the #1 university for student satisfaction in Victoria.*

Life at Deakin

Digital Deakin

At Deakin, we are digital innovators. We use cutting-edge technology to provide personal and flexible learning experiences for our students. This includes helping you manage your course requirements, stay in control of your study, improve your skills and find your way across campus, all at the touch of a button.

Learn more about digital technology for students at Deakin

Accommodation

There are plenty of accommodation options for international students, whether you would like to live on campus or off. We can help you find somewhere

to live, and somewhere to stay when you first arrive.

Discover our on and off-campus accommodation

Deakin Study Abroad Club (DSAC)

Make friends in Australia through the Deakin Study Abroad Club where you can join various fun and cultural activities.

Learn more about Deakin University Student Association (DUSA)

I got to participate in unforgettable events. I have met so many cool people, and the friendships I have made along the way and the memories we all share are something I will cherish the rest of my life.

Christian Jensen

Aarhus Business School, Denmark

Benefits of studying with Deakin

Studying abroad will not only give a fresh perspective on your studies but also enable you to become a part of a global community. Here at Deakin, we encourage you to come out of your comfort zone and immerse yourself into a culture that is different to your own – create networks, make lifelong friends from all over the world and discover a new path full of opportunities.

Embrace the life of adventure and being spontaneous as you gain life experience and welcome a new found appreciation of everything. Experiencing a different style of teaching will allow you to think outside the box and gain a competitive edge – not to mention it will look good on your CV and show prospective employers that you have a high level of adaptability.

Pre-approved study options

Deakin has a great range of pre-approved unit options available. These have no prerequisites, which means you are granted direct entry upon application. Any other units that you select that are not on this list will be sent to their respective faculty along with your academic transcript for approval.

View Discover our pre-approved units here

Streamlined trimester packages

Fast-track your application process by studying streamlined pre-packaged offerings.

Design your own study plan or pick from our recommended offerings and explore your different options

Welcome Program

This is your one-way ticket to an immersive Australian experience. Let us welcome you to the country as part of your orientation program.

Learn more about our Welcome Program.

Important dates

Trimester 1, 2021

Application deadline: 31 January 2021

Orientation: 22 February – 5 March 2021

Classes commence: 8 March 2021

Intra-trimester break: 2 April – 11 April 2021

Teaching period ends: 28 May 2021

Study period: 31 May – 4 June 2021

Examinations: 7 – 18 June 2021

Release of results: 8 July 2021

Trimester 2, 2021

Application deadline: 7 June 2021

Orientation: 5 - 9 July 2021

Classes commence: 12 July 2021

Intra-trimester break: 16 – 22 August 2021

Teaching period ends: 1 October 2021

Study period: 4 – 8 October 2021

Examinations: 11 – 22 October 2021

Release of results: 5 November 2021

Trimester 3, 2021

Application deadline: 4 October 2021

Recommended arrival (arranging accommodation on arrival): 25 October 2021

Latest recommended arrival (pre-arranged accommodation): 31 October 2021

Orientation: 1 – 5 November 2021

Classes commence: 8 November 2021

Intra-trimester break: 20 December 2021 – 2 January 2022

Teaching period ends: 4 February 2022

Study period: 7 – 9 February 2022

Examinations: 10 – 18 February 2022

Release of results: 3 March 2022

Contact us

If you would like to get in touch, please feel free to send us an email.

Follow our students’ journey on Instagram

If you would like to see what our students get up to on study abroad and exchange programs, check out @destination_deakin on Instagram.

Footnotes

*Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2019 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)