Middle East

Deakin boasts a strong relationship with the Middle East, with Egyptian, Emirati, Omani, Kuwaiti, Turkish, Iranian, Iraqi and Saudi Arabian students having studied at the university for more than two decades.

Popular undergraduate and postgraduate study areas for students from the Middle East include business and commerce, engineering, law, health, and nursing courses.

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 number 29 in the world for nursing, 32 in education, and 9 in sports related disciplines. Deakin is also ranked in the Top 1% of universities in the world for education and training, politics, accounting and finance, psychology, sociology and law.**

Deakin is one of the first few universities to offer a major in Middle East studies in Australia, and with the University being home to the Middle East Study Forum (MESF), you will have a unique opportunity to develop a comprehensive understanding of the complexities and contemporary issues of the region, as well as its interaction with the rest of the world.

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

Upcoming events

Deakin University is coming to the Middle East! For more information or to RSVP for any of the below events, contact our Deakin representative Chris Cameron via email at chris.cameron@deakin.edu.au.


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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.

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Take advantage of our pathways to Deakin

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.

Find out more about pathways into Deakin

Hani's story

'Living independently has changed me a lot. I have become more confident and more social. Getting to know other international students and communicating with them forced me to speak English, in order for us to understand each other.'

Read Hani's story

Find a course

We offer courses and subjects across all major disciplines. Some of our courses that are particularly in demand in the Middle East include commerce, nursing and business.

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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 engineering training precinct 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.

Find our more about Engineering at Deakin.


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.

Find our more about Information Technology at Deakin.

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 #24 globally and #1 in Victoria by the prestigious international university ranking analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds.

Find out more about Deakin's MBA.

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 to other Deakin alumni in the Middle East 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.

Find out more about our study abroad program

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 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

Apply for your student visa online

As a student from the Middle East, 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 your community at Deakin

At Deakin, we have a thriving community of students from the Middle East.

Find out more about support for international students

Contact us

International student enquiries

+61 3 9034 6205
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