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.
Other financial support:
Applicants from Germany should refer to the Bafög webpage for further information on funding opportunities.
Taking advantage of our pathways
You might need to spend some time improving your academic scores or English before you start your Deakin course.
You can do this at Deakin College or the Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI) – they're both on campus in Australia, which means you can get to know your campus, fellow students and Deakin staff before you start your degree.
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 Germany and around the world.
You might even have the chance to stay in Australia to continue your studies or get work experience in your chosen field.
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.
'Studying at Deakin is a great experience. Unlike the European system, PhD students here conduct experiments themselves and spend most of their time on their own research. This allows me to have a good balance between desk work and being in the lab.'
Deakin is a large university with bachelor's, master's, PhD and research programs across all major disciplines. Popular courses for German students include business, communications, engineering, environmental sciences, sports management.
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.
Meeting people at Deakin
There's always an opportunity to make new friends here at Deakin, there's always something happening on campus everyday to help you settle in.
When you're feeling like something a little bit more like home, Melbourne city and its surrounds are dotted with European-inspired cafes, boutiques and restaurants.
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.
Apply for your student visa online
As a student from Germany, 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.
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).