Deakin has a proud history of engagement with India. The strong networks and relationships we've built over the past 25 years has helped us create a supportive and vibrant space for you to study abroad or undertake further research.

Celebrating 25 years of engagement in India

Established in 1994, Deakin's New Delhi office marked the start of a strong and rewarding partnership. Breaking new ground as the world's first foreign university to open an office in India, Deakin has since championed high-level initiatives including research opportunities, collaborative centres, international conferences, seminars and thematic workshops.

After 25 years of effort and innovation, Deakin is still the most engaged Australian university in India, working across education, training and development, research, industry engagement, recruitment and academic partnerships.

Deakin has developed strong links with premier industry bodies like the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Confederation of Indian Industries, National HRD Network and many more.

Deakin University celebrating 25 years of engagement with India

Awards and recognition

As proof of our long-standing engagement in India, Deakin University has been proud to win numerous education and industry awards, such as:

India Australia Business Community Awards
In 2018, the pioneering work in India of Deakin’s South Asia office was recognised by the India Australia Business & Community Awards (IABCA), which presented the award for Business Leader of Professional of the Year to Ms Ravneet Pawha, CEO (South Asia) & Deputy Vice President (Global Engagement).

AIBC awards Deakin University top honour for India office
In 2016, Deakin University received the highest honour at the inaugural Australia India Business Council (AIBC) Awards by taking home the award for Outstanding Contribution by an Australian Organisation in India, recognising the University’s long-standing engagement in India.

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

*ShanghaiRankings World University Rankings

The so-called ‘cultural shock’ was never an issue because of the friendly International Student Support Officers (formerly International Student Advisers) at Deakin. They opened new horizons for me, by involving myself in a plethora of activities.

Balaji Narayanaswamy

PHD Graduate

Partnerships and research

Deakin University has developed into a key conduit in the Australia–India relationship, linking Australian academic expertise with leading Indian research institutions and industry. The university currently boasts of 50 strategic partnerships among its more than 100 collaborations all across India.

Prominent Indian institutions currently engaged with Deakin include the IPL team – Rajasthan Royals, Bombay High Court, Max Healthcare, and Reliance Life Sciences Institute.

Deakin India Research Initiative (DIRI)
Launched in 2009, DIRI offers Indian students, academics and professionals the opportunity to pursue a PhD in India while working with Deakin researchers through co-supervised doctoral programs.

DIRI partners include:

  • IIT Madras
  • The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
  • IndianOil Corporation Ltd.
  • Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER)
  • GE Technology Centre
  • Madras Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL)
  • Biocon Ltd
  • Sankara Nethralaya (Vision Research Foundation)
  • Bharat Forge Ltd

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Why choose Deakin University?

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

We're known for being accessible, accomplished and friendly – and we're dedicated to giving our students the best start in their chosen careers.

If you choose to study with us, you'll be able to take advantage of our:

  • high-value scholarships
  • exceptional facilities
  • award-winning teaching
  • flexible learning options
  • unparalleled standard of online education
  • consistently relevant and current course content
  • world-renowned study programs
  • workplace initiatives and industry placements.

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.

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Chitkara University

Deakin has developed a strong partnership with Chitkara University to deliver pathway programs in-country.

Students can study the first two years of Deakin's Bachelor of Software Engineering curriculum at Chitkara before coming to Deakin to complete the rest of their program.

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 a complete a full academic year as an exchange student.

Find out more about our study abroad program

Find a course

We offer courses and subjects across all major disciplines. Some of the courses we offer that are particularly in demand in India include accounting and finance, engineering, information technology, business and sport management.

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Featured study areas

With Deakin, you get it all: innovative teaching, award-winning courses and world-class facilities.

Our flexible study options, opportunities to study abroad and work placement programs mean you don't just study a course at Deakin – you get a great experience while getting ahead in your career.


Complex global markets and reporting requirements mean that accounting has never been a more dynamic and exciting profession.

Accountants are finance and information specialists who inform business decision-making within a wide range of organisations. Businesses and individuals rely on accountants to assess their financial situation, prepare reports and give advice on financial dealings.

We'll prepare you to become a professionally qualified accountant before you graduate. Get a head-start with our accredited Bachelor of Commerce – an internationally recognised and accredited business degree.

Find our more about accounting at Deakin

Communication and creative arts

The creative and communicative professions have emerged as key to the 21st century economy.

Employers welcome confident and adaptive graduates who mix industry experience, up-to-date skills and resourceful, imaginative and critical thinking.

Whether you want to write, communicate, film, produce, design, perform or create, our communication and creative arts courses provide opportunities to explore and develop your creativity.

Learn more about communication and creative arts at Deakin


Engineering and design at Deakin will provide you with everything you need to progress your career. From our innovative approach to engineering education, strong industry links and state-of-the-art facilities to practical hands-on programs.

Our Engineering facilities are state-of-the-art with our $55 million dollar Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET) at the Deakin Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus which houses some of the most advanced and future-focused simulation and visualisation systems, purpose-built interactive laboratories and learning environments in the country.

We have a range of engineering areas to choose from, these include civil engineering; electrical and renewable energy engineering; electrical and electronics engineering; mechanical engineering; mechatronics engineering; engineering management; software engineering and frontier materials and nanotechnology.

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Finance is a business field that deals with investment, financing, and payout decisions of firms, the effects of interest rates and risks on the pricing of assets, and the structure and operations of financial markets and institutions.

With our courses you gain a quality degree plus the eligibility to become a member of recognised professional finance organisations.

Get a head-start with our accredited Bachelor of Commerce – an internationally recognised and accredited business degree.

Find our more about finance at Deakin

Information technology

The IT industry is thriving. It is an essential component to innovation, communication, entertainment, productivity and security across a wide range of industries, so a career in IT has never looked better.

From software engineering to cyber security, games design and development, data analytics and virtual reality – a career in technology today changes the way we work, socialise, communicate and entertain
ourselves tomorrow.

All of our IT courses are professionally accredited – meaning your degree is recognised by industry, which can lead to better employment outcomes.

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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Deakin's MBA is one of Australia’s most highly regarded MBA programs.

Renowned for its flexibility and real-world connections to business, this internationally accredited program is designed for busy professionals who want to develop their careers while working and balancing family and lifestyle commitments.

Deakin's online MBA has been ranked #20 globally and #1 in Victoria by the prestigious international university ranking analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds.

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Sport management

The longest running course in sport management in Australia. There is a reason Deakin's sport management course attracts the greatest talent the nation has to offer: it’s the oldest and most prestigious course of its kind in Australia!

Our School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences is ranked the #3 school of sport science in the world, according to Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments.

Our Master of Business (Sport Management) is ranked in the top 10 in the world.* Underpinning a first-class program are important industry links and valuable partnerships with high-quality organisations such as India's Premier League cricket team the Rajasthan Royals.

*Sport Business International

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Study engineering at Deakin

Soorya and Kumar are exchange students from the Vellore Institute of Technology. They share their experience of completing their final-year project in the School of Engineering at Deakin.

Study in Australia

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

Find your community at Deakin

At Deakin, we have a thriving community of students from India.

At the heart of that community is our Indian Students Club. They organise events and activities, and they're particularly good at helping new arrivals settle in.

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Apply for your student visa online

As a student from China, 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!).

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.

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Contact us

We have over 140 representatives in India who can help you learn about Deakin, plan your studies and complete your application.

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Deakin University South Asia office

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