Why study in Australia?

Study at one of the world’s leading universities

Safe, welcoming and diverse, Australia is one of the most popular destinations for international students. Discover what it’s like to live and study in Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Experience a world-class education

Whether you want to study abroad to gain new life experiences or a world-class education, Australia is a great place to live, study and work. Melbourne, a city renowned for its art, sport and food, ranks in fifth place of the world’s best cities for students.* Australia’s education system also has an impressive international reputation. Deakin students graduate with work-ready skills and are highly sought after by employers around the world.

Living in Australia

Living in Australia

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

Fees and scholarships

Fees and scholarships

Make your dream of studying at university in Australia a reality. Learn how university fees work, how to calculate and pay your fees and discover international scholarship opportunities.


Top 1% of universities worldwide


#1 in the world for sport science


#5 in the world for education


#20 in the world for nursing


Top 5 business school in Australia


Award-winning university career service


Before you arrive

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

Information for parents and families

Ensure you have all the information you need to best support your child as they begin their journey at university.

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

#1 Victorian university for student support^

Coming to Australia to study can be the adventure of a lifetime. From orientation and welcome sessions to academic support and social activities, we are here to support you every step of the way.

Working in Australia

Depending on the conditions of your visa, you can work part time while you study at Deakin. We can support you in your job search, and once you graduate you might be able to stay in Australia with a post-study work visa.


Whether you want to experience on or off-campus living, there’s a room or house to welcome you. Discover more about your accommodation options and how we can support you.

Health and safety 

Australia is a safe place to live and study with a low crime rate and reliable emergency services. On campus, you’ll learn alongside students from a diverse range of backgrounds in a welcoming and friendly environment.


Victoria has a safe and reliable public transport system that can help you get where you need to go. If you have a driver licence in your country, you could be eligible to drive in Australia.

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*QS Best Student Cities 2023  
^2021 Student Experience Survey, Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)

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