It’s time for your career to take flight

The Australian border is open to international students. It's time for you to come to Deakin and explore your full potential.

Open borders

After many months, the Australian border is open for fully-vaccinated student visa holders to come study at Deakin. We are excited and it’s time for you to get excited too.

It’s time for you to start packing your luggage.

It’s time for your future to take flight.

Apply to Deakin University, Australia, today!

Open minds

At Deakin, we value creativity and innovation. We are about ideas and impact. A Deakin education isn’t just about learning how to do something, it is about how to do something better. Our courses are designed to teach you to problem solve, to reflect, to question, to observe, to analyse and to evaluate. We are about you becoming the best at what you do.

As one of the top 1% of universities worldwide*, Deakin will prepare you for wherever you want to land.

Take flight

Australian borders are open so it’s time to get qualified and get back on track with your career goals. Apply to Deakin today and make it happen.

A message from our Vice-Chancellor

I am absolutely delighted that Deakin is again able to welcome international students back to our Australian campuses. Many of you will have put your life on hold because of the uncertainty of these very challenging times. The reopening of the borders provides the opportunity to once again focus on your future career. You make enormous contributions to Deakin and the wider Victorian community, and we are so pleased to have you back.

Professor Iain Martin
Vice-Chancellor, Deakin University

Find the right degree for you

Ready to get started? Our degrees are designed with industry input and a focus on real-world learning to help you secure your future. Come and make the most of our world-class facilities and beautiful campuses.


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Your first-class experience

At Deakin, we care about your future. That’s why we’ve been Victoria’s #1 university for student satisfaction for 11 years in a row.

So you can focus on your studies and getting the knowledge and skills you need for the career you want, we make your journey as stress free as possible:

  • Deakin’s friendly and helpful staff can guide you through the application and admissions process.
  • There is on-campus support for everything from English-language skills to physical and mental health during your studies.
  • You will be welcomed into student clubs that make you feel at home and build a network of future friends and colleagues.
  • Our award-winning career service, DeakinTALENT, provides assistance and resources for finding employment while you study and when you graduate.

It’s time for your career to take flight

Are you finishing school and thinking about how to combine travel with university and your career goals? Or have you been working, trying to get ahead in your career but also wanting to see some of the world?

If you are a new student, there are a few steps required to get you to one of Deakin’s campuses:

  1. Think about where you want your education to take you.
  2. Browse our website and find the degree that will get you there.
  3. Submit your application and start dreaming about your future.
  4. Once you have been made an offer into the course, accept your offer and apply for your visa.
  5. Find out how Deakin can support you in finding somewhere to live in Australia.
  6. Prepare for your career to take flight.

If you are applying to Deakin through an agent, speak with them throughout the process. They can help you ensure you have everything you need to submit your application. Search for a Deakin authorised international agent here.

If you have been studying online with Deakin during the pandemic, now is the time to contact us about transferring to on-campus study.

Applications are now open

As an international student, you can apply directly through Deakin or with the help of one of our overseas representatives. Use our step-by-step guide to apply now and start your journey to Deakin University, Australia.


Crossing borders requires a visa

After you have accepted an offer to study at Deakin and we have issued a Confirmation of Enrolment, you are eligible to apply for a student visa. The Australian Government has advised that there may be delays with visa approvals due to the high number of applications. We recommend starting to plan your future now to avoid delays.

Post-study work rights

On completion of your course, you can apply for a Temporary Graduate visa to work in Australia. The length of time this visa allows you to remain in Australia depends on your level of study.  The Australian Government has recently extended the length of post-study work rights for graduates of coursework masters degrees from 2 to 3 years.

Isolation requirements

Isolation and testing requirements for international students coming to Victoria are subject to change. The Victorian coronavirus information website provides the most up-to-date advice about travel to Victoria.

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^ Australian Graduate Survey and Graduate Outcomes Survey, QILT