Join us online! As a world leader in online education, Deakin University, Australia, is excited to offer study abroad online to our partners and students all around the world. Experience one of the world’s leading universities in online learning and keep your education journey on track.
Study abroad online now offers you the opportunity to study one, two, three or four credit points online from your home country online. You get the opportunity to study with like-minded peers across the world, access a varied range of learning content, and learn in a new environment.
- You will be supported by our dedicated online study team through your entire learning journey. From accessing your online orientation through to your exams, we are with you every step of the way. Learn more.
- You will have access to Deakin’s library and all teaching materials.
- You can contact the support staff, your teaching staff and other students studying your unit, easily.
- You can choose to commence your program in 2022; the dates are listed below.
- You will receive your transcript online through the 'My eQuals' portal. My eQuals will allow you access to your certified transcript as soon as the results are released by Deakin.
See below for dates, application information and other important details.
You have the option to study from 1, up to 4 credit points.
1 credit point online study
1 credit point study load: 7.5 ECTS, or 3 – 4 US credits.
Please select 2 – 3 units when you apply.*
2 credit points online study
2 credit points study load: 15 ECTS, or 6 – 8 US credits.
Please select 3 – 4 units when you apply.*
3 credit points online study
3 credit points study load: 22.5 ECTS, or 12 – 14 US credits
Please select 5 – 6 units when you apply.*
4 credit points online study
4 credit points study load: 30 ECTS, or 12 – 16 US credits
Please select 6 – 8 units when you apply.*
* Select a few extra units when you apply as this will ensure you have these other unit options (of your preference) to enrol into just in case you don’t get into your first preferences.
Deakin has a wide range of units offered online across nearly all disciplines. Below find the list of courses or units you can study online.
Pre-approved units: Some of these units are 'pre-approved'. This means these units have no prerequisites; in other words, if you select these units, your application is processed quicker.
You could also consult the Deakin Handbook for other unit options. Ensure your units of choice are offered online, and are available in the trimester you wish to study in.
Arts and Education
Business and Law
Science, Engineering and Built Environment
Academic entry requirements
Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) in your home country must meet the minimum requirements for entry to a Deakin study abroad or exchange program.
English language requirements
You need to meet our English language requirements.
- All incoming undergraduate students are required to meet English Band A.
- All incoming postgraduate students are required to meet English Band B.
Units from the following study areas have a higher English Requirement:
- Creative Writing
- Social Work
Need English language support?
Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI) can help you prepare for entry into a Deakin study abroad or exchange program.
English for Academic Purposes
DUELI offers multiple English for Academic Purposes levels (EAP: 1 through 3) to help you prepare for your Deakin studies.
Once you are placed at the EAP level appropriate to your English skills, you will advance through the levels. Upon successful completion of EAP Level 3, you will meet the English language requirements for most study abroad programs at Deakin University.
Our General English (GE) programs are designed as a pathway to the EAP program, in addition to helping you improve your English language skills for your personal development. Upon successful completion of GE 5 you are eligible to undertake the EAP pathway.
GE students learn English for everyday situations; they learn to speak accurately and clearly, improve their pronunciation and fluency, extend their vocabulary, and continue to develop cross-cultural communication skills.
How can I apply?
The programs are available to independent study abroad students and also to exchange students from Deakin’s partner universities. Tuition fees are payable upon enrolment.
- Step 1. Pick your units/subjects
Select the units/subjects you would like to study by exploring the pre-approved units and the Deakin Handbook. Remember to look for subjects that are offered online in Trimester 1 2022. If you have other units that you are interested in and the Handbook doesn’t mention its online offering, please contact us.
- Step 2: Apply
Ready to apply? Go to the Deakin Study Abroad and Exchange application portal to lodge your application. Send us an email letting us know that you have applied so we can start processing your application quickly.
What happens after I have applied?
We assess your application and will be in touch about the outcome. Once a place is offered, you will be issued an Offer Letter. We will guide you through the steps on how to accept your offer and make any payments (if applicable).
More information on enrolling (signing up) for your units will be provided to you 3 – 4 weeks before teaching commencement. You will be given access to DeakinSync which is your comprehensive learning, library and support interface, and you are then ready to start your studies at Deakin!
If you would like to get in touch, please feel free to send us an email.