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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Discover our specialised programs

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.

Australian studies summer school (virtual online experience)

Students will explore a range of Australian-focused topics, including the country’s history, politics, culture, landscape, settlement, indigenous cultures and more.

Find out more or apply

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.

Jordan Kelley

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.

Become a research student at Deakin

Bring your passion to the university that shares your ambition. Join Deakin’s vibrant research community and work alongside world class academics and talented peers while building practical skills to future-proof your career.

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