Application dates

The process and application dates for candidature and scholarships are different for each faculty or institute. Before you apply, you might need to complete an expression of interest (EOI) form or seek approval from a supervisor. For more information on the specific application process for your research degree or PhD, visit our how to apply page.

  • Faculty of Arts and Education – applications are open all year round
  • Faculty of Business and Law – EOI is due on 16 October for trimester 1 intake (February 2025)
  • Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment – applications are open all year round
  • Faculty of Health – applications are open all year round
  • Institute for Frontier Materials – applications are open all year round
  • Applied AI Institute – applications are open all year round
  • Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation – applications are open all year round
Scholarship application dates

Scholarship application dates

There are a wide range of scholarships available to students studying a research degree or PhD at Deakin. Search our scholarships to find out more information about Higher Degree by Research (HDR) scholarship opening and closing dates.

How to apply 

Ready to join 6500+ research students and graduates who are changing the world with a Deakin research degree or PhD? We’re here to support you through the application process.

Intake dates

The commencement of your research degree will depend on the faculty or institute you are enrolling in. Please note the dates may vary depending on whether you are applying as a domestic or international applicant. For faculties not listed, you may commence your candidature at any time.

Faculty of Arts and Education

2024 domestic and international

26 February (Please note: not available for international applicants)

1 May

1 July

28 October

Faculty of Business and Law

Business and Law PhD students can commence their program in either Trimester 1 (March) or Trimester 2 (July) each year.

2024 demestic and international

26 February

1 July

Expressions of Interest in the program are due in October and February prior to these commencement dates

International students

2024

26 February

1 May

1 July

28 October

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