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.
Deakin STEM Scholarship
The Deakin Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Scholarship is a 20 percent scholarship for Nigerian students applying for undergraduate, postgraduate coursework in the disciplines of Architecture and Built Environment, Engineering, Information Technology, Science or Environment.
Deakin representatives visit Nigeria multiple times a year. You can contact our Deakin representative for more information by emailing Tosin Taiwo.
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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.
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.
Get your degree from Deakin
We offer undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees to international students. Once you've graduated, you can connect with other Deakin alumni in Nigeria 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.
We offer courses and subjects across all major disciplines. Popular courses for Nigerian students include business, engineering, information technology, nursing and midwifery, health and medicine.
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 your community at Deakin
Our West African Students Club can help you settle into your studies and your new life in Australia.
They organise regular social events with other students from West Africa, and across the university – they can even help you find the best African food in Melbourne.
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.
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).
Apply for your student visa online
As a student from Nigeria, 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.
Nigerian students can also apply for a Temporary Graduate Visa when they finish their studies.
The Graduate Work Stream is for graduates working in specific professions, while the Post-Study Work stream gives all eligible Nigerian graduates of an Australian degree the chance to stay in Australia and gain work experience for two, three or four years, depending on your educational qualifications.
Australia has always been a dream destination for me to pursue my education. I felt very happy when I received an acceptance letter from Deakin University less than two months from the date of my application submission.
Deakin University representative
Based in Lagos, Tosin Taiwo is your local representative. Tosin hails from Ogun State in Nigeria, where she studied pharmacology at the University of Lagos. She loves meeting people from different parts of the world and helping students pursue their dreams. She believes that international education enhances employment opportunities not just in Nigeria, but around the world.
Send Tosin an email