Support for international students

Coming to Australia to study can be the adventure of a lifetime. We will support you on every step of this exciting journey.

How we support you

Deakin wants you to have a meaningful learning experience. That is why we offer a complete range of support services, from orientation and welcome sessions to academic support and social activities.

Airport pick-up

We can pick you up from the airport when you land in Australia for the first time. This is a free service for all international students when they start their studies at Deakin University.

Find out more about airport pick-up

Deakin is a wonderful school with amazing resources and a welcoming environment. I appreciate the professionalism and meticulous level of assistance provided to students.

Justin, Kenya

Bachelor of Computer Science

Orientation and International Student Welcome

You will need to arrive in Australia in time to attend your International Student Welcome and Orientation, which is normally the week before each Trimester begins. The International Student Welcome is designed to give you the best start to your life in Australia and studies at Deakin, with a range of fun and informative activities.

Learn more about Orientation

Safety and security

Australia welcomes visitors and migrants from all over the world – you will often hear us described as a proudly multicultural society.

Australia is a very safe place to live and visit. At Deakin we work hard to make sure that our students and staff feel safe and secure at all times.

Learn about safety and security on our campuses

International student support

We offer specialist support for international students on every campus. Our Student Central can provide general support to you during your studies, as well as offer advice on:

  • adjusting to life in Australia and studying at Deakin
  • getting a new CoE/visa
  • visa conditions relating to enrolment requirements
  • work restrictions
  • legal advice and support
  • intermission
  • leave of absence approval.
  • Specialist support is also available to under-18 students.

Students helping students

We also have student mentors available to help you with academic, practical and social matters as part of Deakin's Students Helping Students program. Plus, many student mentors are international students themselves!

Learn more about international student support

Clubs and societies

Joining a club is a great way to meet new people. As well as clubs for all kinds of courses, sports and interests, we have many international-focused groups too. Right now at Deakin there are dedicated clubs for students who are of Chinese, Sri Lankan, Greek, Italian, Spanish, Vietnamese, Japanese, Malaysian or African descent. And you can always start your own if you want to!

Learn more about our clubs and societies

Events for international students

Many of our events and programs have a focus on international students.

These events can help you learn new language skills, meet other international students, or simply enjoy a new and different culture.

Learn more about events at Deakin

Careers and employment support

Our award-winning careers service, DeakinTALENT, can help you access employment support and opportunities. The Deakin International Student Careers program (DISC) can help prepare you for the Australian job market, increase your employability and help you reach your professional goals. DeakinTALENT also offers a range of other services.

Learn more about working in Australia