United States of America

You’ll get more than just a degree here at Deakin.

Study in a world-class teaching environment and create lifelong connections while enjoying our famous beaches and sunny weather.

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 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

Take advantage of our pathways to Deakin

You might need to spend some time improving your academic scores before you start your Deakin course. You can do this at Deakin College – located 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

Get your degree from Deakin

We offer undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees to international students. And once you've graduated, you'll be able to connect with other Deakin alumni in the United States and around the world.

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 our courses that we offer are particularly in demand in the United States include Business, Marking and communications, Sports management, Health and Medicine


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

Meeting people at Deakin

There's always an opportunity to make new friends here at Deakin. From surfing at world-famous beaches to discovering new food – whatever you're into, we've got the club, society or event to help you settle into your new surroundings.

Read more about support for international students

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 the United States, 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.

Find out more about accommodation

Student stories

Thank you Deakin, for making one of my dreams a reality. I reminisce about all the moments I’ve had in one of the most beautiful countries I’ve ever been to. Not a day goes by where I don’t wish that I was back in Melbourne.


Deakin Student

Contact us

Meet with Deakin in the United States

We have a representative near you, who can help you learn about Deakin, plan your studies and complete your application.

Find an overseas representative in your country

International student enquiries

+61 3 9034 6205
Email the North America office