Study abroad and exchange

Coming to study at Deakin as an exchange or study abroad student gives you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to discover the unique wonders of Australia. You'll explore a new culture, gain a new global perspective and make friends from all over the world.

Studying at Deakin

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.

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Program types

Study abroad

Study abroad programs are available if your institution does not have an exchange agreement with Deakin or an exchange place is not available. Study abroad students can study for a trimester or full academic year at Deakin, and are normally required to pay upfront tuition fees to Deakin.

Study abroad ONLINE

Study Abroad Online is a new program offering you the opportunity to study one, two, three or four credit points/units online from your home country. Experience one of the world’s leading universities in online learning and keep your education journey on track. Learn more.


If you are enrolled at a university which is an exchange partner of Deakin, you are eligible to come to Deakin as an 'exchange student'. You receive credit towards your home degree and continue to pay your tuition and other fees at your home university.

We're partnered with hundreds of universities from all around the world to give you the opportunity to come to Deakin as an exchange student. Learn more about our partner universities below.

Our partner universities


Central China Normal University CCNU
ESSCA School of Management - Shanghai
Peking University - School of Economics
Peking University - School of Transnational Law
Shanghai University
Wuhan University

University of the South Pacific

Hong Kong (SAR, China)
Hong Kong Baptist University

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
University of Hong Kong

Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology University (CEPT)
Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)
SASTRA University
Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT)

Binus University
Universitas Airlangga

Akita International University
Doshisha University
Kansai Gaidai University
Musashi University
Nagasaki University
Otemon Gakuin University
Rikkyo University
Ryukoku University
Seinan Gakuin University
Shiga University
Sophia University
Tokyo International University
Toyo University
University of Tsukuba

Taylor's University
UCSI UniversityUniversiti
Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)

New Zealand
Massey University

Nanyang Technological University

South Korea
Chung-Ang University
Ewha Womans University
Hallym University
Hanyang University
Korea University - Sejong Campus
Pusan National University
Seoul National University
Sookmyung Women's University
Yonsei University

National Chengchi University
National Chung Hsing University
National Taiwan University

Chulalongkorn University
Mahidol University International College
Payap University
Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology
Thammasat University

FPT University


Bishop's University
HEC Montreal
McMaster University
Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador MUN
Simon Fraser University
University of British Columbia – Okanagan
University of British Columbia – Vancouver
University of Guelph
University of Manitoba
University of New Brunswick
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
University of Ottawa
University of Prince Edward Island
University of Victoria
University of Waterloo
University of Windsor
Vancouver Island University
York University

Continental Europe

FH Wien
University of Graz

Ghent University
Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Finance, (SBS-EM)

Czech Republic
Masaryk University

Aalborg University
Aarhus University
Aarhus University - School of Business and Social Sciences
Copenhagen Business School
Copenhagen School of Design and Technology KEA
Roskilde University
University of Copenhagen
University of Southern Denmark
VIA University College

Aalto University
Abo Akademi
University of Helsinki

Audencia Business School
ESSCA School of Management – Angers
ESSCA School of Management – Paris
Institut Mines-Télécom Business School
KEDGE Business School
NEOMA Business School, France
Université Grenoble Alpes

Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus–Senftenberg
Bucerius Law School
German Sports University
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
HTW Berlin
Pforzheim University
SRH University Heidelberg
Technical University of Munich TUM
University of Stuttgart
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management

ESSCA School of Management - Budapest

University of Iceland

University of Limerick

Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
University Carlo Cattaneo LIUC
University of Florence

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU)

The Netherlands
Maastricht University
Radboud University Nijmegen
VU University Amsterdam
Wageningen University

BI Norwegian Business School
Nord University

NOHA: Network on Humanitarian Action
University of Alicante
University of the Basque Country

Jönköping International Business School
Jönköping School of Education and Communication
Jönköping School of Engineering
Jönköping School of Health and Welfare
Lund University
Orebro University
Stockholm University
Stockholm University of the Arts
Uppsala University

Hochschule Luzern
Lucerne University of Applied Science and Art
ZHAW School of Management and Law

Latin America

University of Buenos Aires

Universidad de Chile (School of Business and Economics)
Universidad de los Andes
Universidad del Desarrollo

University of the Andes

CETYS Universidad
Tecnologico de Monterrey, Estado Campus
Tecnologico de Monterrey, Guadalajara Campus

Universidad San Ignacio De Loyola

Universidad Catolica del Uruguay
Universidad ORT Uruguay

United Kingdom

Edinburgh Napier University
Falmouth University
Keele University
Lancaster University
Manchester Metropolitan University
Oxford Brookes University
Regent's University London
Swansea University
University of East Anglia
University of Exeter
University of Glasgow, Scotland 
University of Leeds
University of Leicester
University of Liverpool
University of Nottingham
University of Roehampton, London
University of Southampton
University of Strathclyde


Ball State University
California State University – Chico
California State University - Long Beach
California State University - Monterey Bay
California State University - San Marcos
City University New York - Hunter College
Clemson University
Coastal Carolina University
George Washington University
Hawaii Pacific University
Humboldt State University
Iowa State University
Kansas State University
Louisiana State University
Loyola University
Michigan State University
Old Dominion University
Oregon State University
San Diego State University
San Francisco State University
State University New York - Stony Brook
Suffolk University
University of Akron, The
University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Mississippi
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University of Oklahoma, The
University of the Pacific
University of South Carolina
University of South Florida

University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)
University of Texas at Dallas, The - The Naveen Jindal School of Management (UT Dallas JSOM)
University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
Winthrop University

Trimester/Full Year Study Abroad

If you are not from a partner university, but wish to come to Deakin directly, please apply using the study abroad application.

Australian Studies Summer School and Internships

For students looking for a short term study option at Deakin, here is what we offer:

Intensive Virtual January Summer School Programs

The Intensive Virtual January Summer School Programs are designed to give international students an intellectual and cultural understanding of Melbourne and the broader Australian culture.


Internships at Deakin are only offered as part of an exchange or study abroad program, for students who come to study for two Trimesters.
The internship will take place in the 2nd trimester of the students study duration with us.

Learn more about internship options

PDF Study Abroad and Exchange Guide for Inbound Students4.3MB Download

Apply now to study at Deakin

Whether you're from one of our partner universities or not, you can apply to Deakin’s study abroad and exchange program.

Apply online

Academic information

In order to be eligible for the exchange or study abroad program, there are some minimum requirements you must meet. These include English language and academic requirements.

Find out more about academic information

Pre-approved unit options

Deakin offers a range of pre-approved units (subjects) that don’t require any assessment from faculty before you’re admitted to them. This can make your application significantly faster.

See pre-approved study options

Streamlined offerings

Wondering what to study?
We’ve done the hard work for you and created recommended streamlined packages in a range of study areas, such as – Australiana, Global Business, Media Now and Beyond, Sports Science, and Sex, Gender and Inclusive Societies. You can choose from these offerings or use the listing as a guide to create your unique study plan.

Specialised study options

You can search through our handbook by using keywords.


Speak with the Study Abroad office at your home university before applying to study abroad at Deakin, so that you have a good understanding of the requirements. 

As a study abroad student, you'll pay tuition to Deakin as well as additional costs that contribute to activities and services for international students.

Learn more about fees for study abroad and exchange

Important dates

Trimester 1, 2021

Application deadline31 January 2021
Orientation 22 February - 5 March 2021
Classes commence8 March 2021
Intra-trimester break2 April – 11 April 2021
Teaching period ends28 May 2021
Study period31 May – 4 June 2021
Examinations7 – 18 June 2021
Release of results8 July 2021, 6pm AEDT

Trimester 2, 2021

Application deadline 7 June 2021
Recommended arrival (arranging accommodation on arrival) 28 June 2021    
Latest recommended arrival (pre-arranged accommodation) 4 July 2021
Welcome Session (Compulsory) 6 July 2021
Welcome Program Trip (Optional) 6 – 8 July 2021
Orientation9 July 2021
Classes commence 12 July 2021
Intra-trimester break16 – 22 August 2021
Teaching period ends1 October 2021
Study period 4 – 8 October 2021
Examinations 11 – 22 October 2021
Release of results5 November 2021

Trimester 3, 2021

Application deadline 30 August 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 break20 December 2021 – 2 January 2022
Teaching period ends4 February 2022
Study period 7 – 9 February 2022
Examinations 10 – 18 February 2022
Release of results3 March 2022

Live at Deakin

Study abroad and exchange students have a number of options when it comes to accommodation on or near Deakin campuses. As well as on-campus residences, you can enjoy a homestay or even rent your own room nearby.

Find out more about accommodation at Deakin
Learn about home stays in Australia

Living in Australia

Australia is a great place to live and study. Deakin’s campuses are located in Victoria – a vibrant and multicultural state. We’re famous for our high standard of living, career opportunities, wonderful food, culture and world-class sporting events. From Melbourne’s buzzing city life to the beautiful countryside, there’s nowhere else in the world like Victoria.

When moving overseas to study, there are a number of things to consider when deciding to study in another country, from the cost of living and insurance to opening your own bank account.

Learn about living in Australia
Apply now to study abroad at Deakin

Why come to Deakin?

Become a global citizen

Being globally minded is an increasingly important skill for your future career. Deakin’s free Global Citizenship Program allows you to identify the skills gained through your overseas study experience and how they can enhance your employability following graduation.

Read about our Global Citizenship Program

Get to know Australia – at the Welcome Program

Getting to know Australia begins with Deakin’s Welcome Program for our exchange and study abroad students. The program helps students relax and adjust, meet other students and learn a little about Australian culture.

Find out about our Welcome Program

Contact us

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