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 2024

The intensive on campus 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 7–27 January 2024 at our Burwood Campus.

Discover Australia’s incredible history and culture through an exciting blend of field trips and classroom learning in January 2024.

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$4,775 (subject to change) which includes tuition, accommodation, 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, 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 7 January 2024 and concludes on 27 January 2024.

Applications open Monday 7 August 2023 and close on Monday 30 October 2023.

The Summer School will have the following schedule:
Arrival: Sunday 7 January 2024
Welcome/Enrolment: Monday 8 January 2024
Classes commencement: Tuesday 9 January 2024
Teaching concludes: Friday 19 January 2024
Study week: Monday 22 January until Friday 26 January 2024
Departure: Saturday 27 January 2024

Easy credit transfer

You will receive a transcript for easy credit transfer, worth approximately 3-4 US credits/7.5 ECTS.

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Internships at Deakin

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).

Find out more about the work-integrated learning program

Living in Melbourne and travelling around Australia have really helped expand my worldview through experiencing a culture that is so incredibly different from my own.

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University of Maine, USA

Visiting research program

Deakin University's internationally recognised research is concentrated on the most important global challenges. With top minds, world-class facilities and international networks, we test, refine and develop sought-after innovations that improve the lives of individuals, business and communities.

Deakin Research accomplishments

Advances in research have been a hallmark of Deakin’s success in recent years, with impressive growth in quality, impact and outcome. Our researchers are making a positive impact on the lives and wellbeing of communities in Australia and around the world, supported by four research institutes and 13 strategic research centers. By subject, in the Excellence in Research for Australia national assessment, Deakin received the top ranking of 5, defined as well above world standards, in areas including: macromolecular and materials chemistry, environmental science and management, zoology, materials engineering, human movement and sports science, medical microbiology, neurosciences, nutrition and dietetics, pharmacology and medical physiology.

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