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.

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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.

Exchange

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

Africa

Ghana
University of Ghana (USAC)

South Africa
Stellenbosch University (USAC)

Asia-Pacific

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

Fiji
University of the South Pacific

Hong Kong (SAR, China)
Hong Kong Baptist University
University of Hong Kong

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

Indonesia
Binus University
Universitas Airlangga

Japan
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

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

New Zealand
Massey University

Singapore
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

Taiwan
National Chengchi University
National Chung Hsing University
National Taiwan University

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

Vietnam
FPT University

Canada

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

Austria
FH Wien
University of Graz

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

Czech Republic
Masaryk University

Denmark
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

Finland
Aalto University
Abo Akademi
University of Helsinki

France
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

Germany
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

Hungary
ESSCA School of Management - Budapest

Iceland
University of Iceland

Ireland
University of Limerick

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

Lithuania
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU)

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

Norway
BI Norwegian Business School
Nord University

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

Sweden
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

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

Latin America

Argentina
University of Buenos Aires

Brazil
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina UFSC (USAC)

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

Colombia
University of the Andes

Costa Rica
National University of Costa Rica, Heredia (USAC)
National University of Costa Rica, Puntarenas (USAC)
National University of Costa Rica, San Ramon (USAC)

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

Peru
Universidad San Ignacio De Loyola

Uruguay
Universidad Catolica del Uruguay
Universidad ORT Uruguay

United Kingdom

Edinburgh Napier University
Falmouth University
Keele University
Lancaster University
Manchester Metropolitan University
Nottingham Trent 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 Roehampton, London
University of Southampton
University of Strathclyde

USA

Ball State University
Bowling Green 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 Maine
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 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.

First Semester/First Year Study Abroad Program

Get a taste for university life in Australia; immerse yourself in the subjects you love, and enhance your future study and career prospects.

Benefits:
  • Early entry to an international study experience at one of the world’s best universities, in the world’s most liveable city, Melbourne.
  • Study three exciting modules (units) within the Pre-approved Study Plan Options in creative arts, humanities, business, IT, health, and science.
  • Enhance your intercultural competencies, language and communication skills to boost your CV and further study opportunities.
  • Make friends and build networks for life though Deakin’s huge range of clubs and societies (link to DUSA).
  • Opportunity to work up to 20 hours per week alongside your studies.
Eligibility:
  • Completion of upper-secondary studies (eg. sixth form college in the UK, Gymnasium 3G in Denmark, Gymnasium 3R in Sweden, Grade 12 in Canada or Senior Year in USA).
  • Must be 18 years or over.
  • English language ability of IELTS overall 6, no band less than 6 or overall grade of C1 according to Common European Framework of Languages System.
  • Refer to academic requirements page to understand what grade average you need to apply.
  • Completion of the online application form nominating the three units you wish to study (we recommend you select six units in case any units are unavailable).
Participation guidelines:
  • UK, European, Canadian, US students.
Accommodation options:
  • Dormitory, Apartment, Homestay, Shared House
Cost:
  • 3 modules/one semester: A$7,365

If you are interested in the First Semester/First Year Study Abroad at Deakin Program please apply here


Australian Studies Summer School and Internships

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

Australian Studies Summer School - January

The Australian Studies Summer School is an academic program held over two weeks in January.

The program is designed to give international students an intellectual and cultural understanding of Melbourne and the broader Australian culture.

It encompasses crucial orientation events, as well as airport transfers, a welcome dinner, accommodation and much more.

Apply now for Summer School at Deakin

Internships

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 study 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

Specialised study options

If you have specialised units to complete, you can refer to the handbook.

Fees

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, 2020

Application deadline30 October 2019
Recommended arrival (arranging accommodation on arrival)10 February 2020
Latest recommended arrival (pre-arranged accommodation)23 February 2020
Welcome Session (Compulsory)25 February 2020
Welcome Program Trip (Optional)25 – 27 February 2020
Orientation Week27 February – 6 March 2020
Classes commence9 March 2020
Intra-trimester break10 April – 19 April 2020
Teaching period ends29 May 2020
Study period1 – 5 June 2020
Examinations8 – 19 June 2020
Release of results9 July 2020; 6pm

Trimester 2, 2020

Application deadline 10 April 2020            
Recommended arrival (arranging accommodation on arrival) 29 June 2020             
Latest recommended arrival (pre-arranged accommodation) 5 July 2020
Welcome Session (Compulsory) 7 July 2020             
Welcome Program Trip (Optional) 7 – 9 July 2020
Orientation Week9 – 10 July 2020             
Classes commence 13 July 2020          
Intra-trimester break 17 – 23 August 2020
Teaching period ends 2 October 2020
Study period 5 – 9 October 2020
Examinations 12 – 23 October 2020
Release of results6 November 2020; 6pm

Trimester 3, 2020

Application deadline 30 August 2020            
Recommended arrival (arranging accommodation on arrival) 26 October 2020             
Latest recommended arrival (pre-arranged accommodation) 1 November 2020
Orientation Week2 – 6 November 2020             
Classes commence 9 November 2020          
Intra-trimester break 21 December 2020 – 3 January 2021
Teaching period ends 5 February 2021
Study period 8 – 10 February 2021
Examinations 11 – 19 February 2021
Release of results4 March 2021; 6pm

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