Experience a world-class education in Australia

Australia is a great place to live and study. In fact, in 2019 Melbourne was ranked #3 in the world among QS’ Best Student cities. With five other major Australian cities ranking within the top 50, it’s clear that Australia remains a top choice for international students.

Australia’s education system has an impressive international reputation. Universities like Deakin promote practical and independent learning – and the result is graduates with job-ready skills, not just book knowledge. This is one of the reasons why graduates from Australian universities are highly sought after by employers all over the world. Independent thought, debate and problem solving are all encouraged within the university environment, so you will really get to put your mind to the test. Plus, universities foster a safe and respectful space – so you can feel comfortable contributing to class discussions and asking questions.

Living in Australia

Deakin’s campuses are located in Victoria – a vibrant and multicultural state. Learn more about our Deakin communities and what to expect from life in Australia.

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Before you arrive

Discover everything you need to know before you arrive in Australia, ready to start your new life as a Deakin student.

Learn what you need to know before you arrive

Information for parents and families

We want to make sure you have all the information you need so that you and your child are confident and excited about Deakin University being the right choice for them.

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Support for international students

Like Australia, Deakin University offers a safe and welcoming environment. We support you at every step to ensure you not only succeed at your studies, but also enjoy your Deakin experience. Deakin offers a complete range of support services, from orientation and welcome sessions to academic support and social activities.

Beyond Deakin, support is also available from government and student associations. You will find there are lots of people invested in making sure each international student in Australia feels welcome and supported.

Safe and diverse

Australia is proud to be very multicultural. Learning alongside students from a diverse range of backgrounds means you will enjoy a richer university experience. You will make friends from all over the world and hear unique perspectives you might not encounter at home.

You will also find that Australians are laid-back and friendly people. Our culture is inclusive and emphasises personal freedom, a ‘fair go’ and opportunities for all. Australia is also a very safe place to live and study, with a low crime rate and reliable emergency services.

One of good things about Australia is the opportunity to study while enjoying a great lifestyle. I believe some of your best memories can be made outside the classroom.

Ash, Fiji

Master of Communication

Working in Australia

You can work part time, up to 40 hours per fortnight, while you are studying at Deakin. You may like to earn extra income or gain some work experience in a job related to your degree. Once you finish your studies at Deakin, you might be able to stay in Australia and work with a post-study work visa. Depending on which campus you studied at, this visa could allow you to remain in Australia for 2-4 years.

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Getting around

Whether you are out exploring, going to the shops or rushing to class, there are lots of ways to travel around Australia. Melbourne and other Australian cities have safe and reliable public transport systems that can help you get where you need to go. If you have a driver's licence in your country, you could be eligible to drive in Australia.

Learn more about travel and transport in Australia