We've been welcoming Canadian students to our campuses for over two decades. Whether you're about to begin or complete your studies, you'll have a memorable experience at Deakin.

Why choose Deakin University?

As a multi-award winning and internationally recognised university, we offer international students an outstanding learning experience.

We're dedicated to giving our international students the best start in their chosen careers, and if you choose to study with us, you'll be able to take advantage of our:

  • exceptional facilities
  • award-winning teaching
  • world-renowned study programs
  • workplace initiatives and industry placements
  • our worldwide network of Deakin alumni, staff and research partners.

Awards and recognition

Deakin has won numerous education awards and consistently receives high rankings by various independent research organisations, including:

Top university worldwide
Ranked in the Top 1% of universities worldwide.*

Top rated courses
Ranked in the Top 1% of universities in the world for education and training, politics, accounting and finance, psychology, sociology and law.**

Premium rated
Rated 5 stars for our world-class facilities, teaching and research.***

*ShanghaiRankings World University Rankings
**QS Rankings by Subject
***QS Stars University Rankings

The best part of living and studying in Australia is the weather and the still amazes me that I can just go to the beach and walk in the ocean at any time of the year.

Tanya Schriemer

Medicine Student

Get your degree from Deakin

We offer undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees to international students. Once you've graduated, you'll be able to connect with other Deakin alumni in Canada and around the world.

Scholarships for international students

We have great scholarship opportunities for international students who have something special to offer our university and community.

These scholarships can assist you with course fees, living costs, and smaller items like your books and study materials. 

Find a scholarship

Canada student loans

Canadian citizens studying at Deakin University can access funding from the Canadian federal and/or provincial governments. You will need to apply directly to the appropriate government and they will determine the loan amount and how it is managed.

Can Deakin help me?

Deakin will assist by completing enrolment and tuition confirmation forms supplied by the Canadian governmental bodies.

The funds are sent directly to you, and you then need to arrange tuition and fee payments to the University.

You will need to provide Deakin’s Division of Student Administration (DSA) with any other forms to complete.

Please allow up to 10 working days for these forms to be completed.

Where can I find more information?

Canada Revenue Agency Forms

TL11A Form: Tuition, Education and Textbook Amounts Certificate – University Outside Canada

This certificate is used to certify eligibility for the tuition, education, and textbook amounts of a student attending a university outside Canada and to show the maximum tuition, education, and textbook amounts a student can transfer to a designated individual.

If you need a TL11A to be signed by the University, please download the TL11A form (PDF, 41.3KB) and complete all necessary fields before you provide it to Deakin’s Division of Student Administration (DSA).

TL11D Tuition Fees Certificate: Educational Institutions Outside Canada for a Deemed Resident of Canada

This completed form is used for claiming tuition fees by a student who is deemed to be a resident of Canada under section 250 of the Income Tax Act.

If you need a TL11D to be signed by the University, please download the TL11D form (PDF, 27.5KB) and complete all necessary fields before you provide it to DSA at Deakin.

Confirmation of Enrolment: Schedule 2

Borrowers and post-secondary institutions complete this form as proof that a borrower is enrolled in school. This ensures your student loan remains in interest-free status and that you do not have to begin repaying your loan while you are still studying.

If you need a Confirmation of Enrolment: Schedule 2 to be signed by the University, please download the form and complete all necessary fields before you provide it to DSA at Deakin.

For further information, please contact the Provincial and Territorial Student Financial Assistance Offices.

Deakin School of Medicine opportunities

Deakin University provides an outstanding opportunity for Canadian students to study at our innovative School of Medicine – a world-class health precinct, which includes a $47 million cutting-edge teaching and research facility.

  • Students can choose to undertake residency internships in Australia or Canada.
  • Your qualification will transfer back to Canada.
  • Accommodation Scholarship – accept and enrol in the Deakin School of Medicine and you will receive the first six months on campus accommodation free of charge.
  • In-person interviews are held in Canada in March and October.
  • Priority entry is available to Canadian students with early offers.

PDF Deakin Medicine Brochure1.1MB

Upcoming events

Representatives from Deakin University play an active role in Canada, unfortunately we have no planned events at this time. To get in contact please email us to register your interest and arrange an interview time.


Spend some time studying at Deakin

Complete part of your undergraduate, postgraduate or research degree with Deakin's study abroad program and you'll earn credit points towards your degree back home.

Choose to study one to two trimesters or complete a full academic year as an exchange student.

Find out more about our study abroad program

Take advantage of our pathways to Deakin

You might need to spend some time improving your academic scores before you start your Deakin course.

You can do this at Deakin College – located on campus in Australia, which means you can get to know your campus, fellow students and Deakin staff before you start your degree.

Find out more about pathways into Deakin

Find a course

We offer courses and subjects across all major disciplines. Popular courses for Canadian students include sports management, health sciences, business and our MBA program.

find a course

You can work part time while you study

You'll be able to work up to 40 hours a fortnight while you're studying in Australia on a student visa.

If you're not studying during Trimester 3 (our non-compulsory trimester) you can work unlimited hours.

Here at Deakin, we have a service called Job Search Essentials that can help you get job ready and find part-time work.

Find out more about working in Australia

Meeting people at Deakin

There's always an opportunity to make new friends here at Deakin. 

Whatever you're into, we've got the club, society or event for you – and when you get homesick, hit the slopes with the Deakin Snow Riders.

Find out more about support for international students

Find a place to call home

With a welcoming student community and lots of on-campus shops and services, Deakin will feel like home in no time at all.

We have student accommodation at each of our campuses and a service to help you get settled if you'd like to live off campus.

Find out more about accommodation

Study in Australia – you'll love it

Apply for your student visa online

As a student from Canada, you may be eligible to study and live in Australia on a student visa.

Once your student visa has been issued, it will be valid for your whole course of study (as long as you meet all your visa conditions).

You can apply for your student visa online or with the help of one of our representatives in your country.

Find out more about visas


Australia might be famous for its sunny beaches, but we also have lush rainforests and mountain ranges that see snow in winter. 

Our weather varies a lot – you'll want light clothes to wear in summer and a warm coat for winter (and don't forget clothes to wear to the beach).

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