Specialised programs

The possibilities are endless. If you are looking for something a little different, we have other programs that will cater for your education needs.

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Looking for a short-term study option at Deakin? Here is what we offer:

Australian Studies Summer School - January 2025 (applications open on the 5th of August)

The intensive oncampus Australian Studies Summer School is designed to give international students an intellectual and cultural understanding of Melbourne and the broader Australian culture. The program will take place from 5–25 January 2025 at our Burwood Campus.

Join us to study the AUSTRALIA TODAY (AIX290) unit, which discovers Australia’s incredible history and culture through an exciting blend of field trips and classroom learning.

January is a great time to visit Melbourne, as its summer and we have the Australian Open (Tennis) during this time, so if you are a sport or tennis fan - a even greater reason to come on down under!

The program

The Australian Studies Summer School program offers you an insight into this country’s history, geography, politics, culture and its representation in media worldwide. The program will be delivered through an exciting mix of academic-led cultural field trips and deeply engaging classroom learning.


Program cost is AU$4,900 (subject to change) which includes tuition, accommodation, airport pickup on arrival, welcome dinner, surf day and excursions.


The program is based at our Melbourne Burwood Campus, Deakin’s largest campus. Located a short trip from the city’s Central Business District (CBD), it offers the perfect balance between city lifestyle and suburban comfort. The campus boasts world-class facilities and a wide range of learning and social spaces.


The program commences on 5 January 2025 and concludes on 25 January 2025.

Applications open on Monday 5 August 2024 and close on Monday 28 October 2024.

The Summer School will have the following schedule:
Arrival: Sunday 5 January 2025
Welcome/Enrolment: Monday 6 January 2025
Classes commence: Tuesday 7 January 2025
Teaching concludes: Friday 17 January 2025
Study week: Monday 20 January until Friday 24 January 2025
Departure: Saturday 25 January 2025

Easy credit transfer

You will receive an etranscript (via My eQuals) for easy credit transfer to your home university. The unit is worth approximately 3-4 US credits/7.5 ECTS.

If you have any questions, feel free to Email us

Applications will open on 5 August 2024.

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Both the Faculty of Arts and Education and the Faculty of Business and Law offer internships to current students, subject to some criteria. These include internships based outside of the state of Victoria and Australia.

Arts and Education

The Faculty of Arts and Education offers current students internship opportunities, as long as they meet certain criteria. This includes first completing at least one trimester of study at Deakin and having at least 12 credit points in your studies.

Business and Law

The Faculty of Business and Law also has internship opportunities available for students who meet certain criteria. As well as first completing at least one trimester of study at Deakin, and having at least 12 credit points in your studies, you are required to:

  • source your own internship opportunity (host organisation)
  • not enrol in an internship unit until your application to undertake the internship has been approved.

Exchange students who complete two or more trimesters at Deakin and who meet the above criteria may also be able to participate in the faculty’s work-integrated learning program (workplace learning).

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