Life at Deakin

There's more to university life than just textbooks and lectures. At Deakin, we've got so much to offer. From making new friends and learning about your course during orientation to getting the individual support you need to do well, we've got you covered.

Your university experience

There’s a reason why we’re rated one of Australia’s top universities. We can help you get all the support you need for your course, career and general wellbeing. Book a one-on-one digital mentoring session, join a club (we’ve got everything from anime to basketball) or connect with new friends. Whether you'll be studying online or on campus, get ready for a great time.

Why study at Deakin

Our student satisfaction ranks the highest among all the Victorian universities. Join more than 60,000 students who’ve chosen Deakin for our practical, hands-on approach to learning.

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Orientation and getting started

Nervous about starting university? There's no need to be – we've got everything in place to help you through the process.

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Student life

Away from the textbooks, there's a whole campus to explore. We'll help you find the best eateries, where to work out and which clubs and societies to join.

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Deakin Campus Tours

These April school holidays, Deakin would like to offer you and your family a sneak peek into university life. Ask questions, explore our facilities and begin your university journey.

Your 2021 study adventure awaits

In 2021, you can look forward to experiencing campus life, learning in our world-class facilities and meeting new friends – both online and at our physical campuses. To meet COVIDSafe guidelines, most courses will include a mix of online study on our premium online learning platform. But rest assured, hands-on learning will take place on campus wherever possible. We know 2020 has been a challenging year, so we’re doing everything we can to give you the amazing uni experience you deserve.

Explore our campuses

Melbourne Burwood Campus
An innovative, future-focused campus with a distinct community feel.

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Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Home base for many of Deakin’s world-leading research institutes.

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Geelong Waterfront Campus
Study at a stunning seaside campus known for its classic architecture.

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Warrnambool Campus
Enjoy first-class facilities with the Great Ocean Road just a skip away.

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Discover our inspiring campuses

Take a look at our campuses and get a feel for why we're the #1 university for student satisfaction in Victoria.


Whether you choose to stay for a week, a trimester or a year – we have just the place for you.

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Graduation is a celebration of all your hard work and completing your studies. Whether you're finishing your studies or showing your support from the crowd, here's everything you need to know about graduating at Deakin.

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Getting to Deakin

There are several options to get to campus, including public transport, shuttle buses and parking facilities. Most campuses also have visitor parking available.

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For students and staff who drive to campus, we have parking facilities available. Most campuses also have visitor parking available.

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