Join our international research community

Our internationally recognised research is focused on the most important global challenges. With top minds, world-class facilities and international networks, we test, refine and develop sought-after innovations that improve the lives of individuals, business and communities.

As an international applicant you'll need to apply for the appropriate visa, meet the English language requirements and be able to cover fees relevant to your proposed discipline of study.

Course fees

Deakin's fees vary by course. The fee payment process is simple and easy for students to use. You can check how much your course will cost and pay your fees online – and we can also help you through the process.

Learn more about paying for your course

English language requirements

English language requirements

Deakin's higher degrees by research are benchmarked against the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) standards. There is a minimum level of English proficiency required to study all of our courses. If English isn't your first language, or if your degree qualifications weren't undertaken in English, you will need to provide evidence of English proficiency.

Find out about student visas

Find out about student visas

International students who want to study in Australia may need to obtain an Australian student visa. It is a good idea to check your eligibility for a student visa before you start your application.

Ready to apply?

Make sure you have everything you need to apply with confidence to study a research degree at Deakin. You'll need to find a supervisor for your research topic, and meet all the requirements for international students.

Migrant health is not a topic that is well-researched in any country. I am undertaking a longitudinal study across a 12-year span of survey data to discover patterns of immigrant health behaviours. Hopefully my findings can one day positively influence policy-making around health and health promotion.


Higher Degree by Research student, Nepal

HDR pre-departure centres in Indonesia

Prospective Indonesian Directorate General of Higher Education (DIKTI) scholarship applicants can apply to complete a pre-departure program at one of two centres in Indonesia.

Contact us

Get the support you need to apply to study a research degree from our friendly advisers.

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