We're proud to host many students from Nigeria and West Africa at Deakin University

We can help you find the course of your dreams, and connect you with the people who'll make Australia feel like home

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
  • 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

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

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.

Find out more about Deakin's STEM Scholarship

Upcoming Events

Deakin representatives visit Nigeria multiple times a year. To RSVP for any of the below events, contact our Deakin representative Chris Cameron via email at


We don’t currently have any upcoming events listed. Please check back later for upcoming events.

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.

Find out more about pathways into Deakin

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

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.

Find a course

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.

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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

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.

Read 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

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.

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).

Student stories

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.


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Contact us

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

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