Application dates

Navigating the process and application dates for candidature and scholarships can vary across faculties and institutes. Before you apply, you might need to complete an expression of interest (EOI) form or secure approval from a supervisor.

  • 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

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Apply for a scholarship

There are over 300 research degree and PhD scholarships available to eligible Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students at Deakin, supporting your academic journey and research ambitions. Explore our scholarships to find out more about HDR scholarship opening and closing dates.

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Ready to be part of a global research community shaping the future with a Deakin research degree or PhD? Start your application process today.

Intake dates

Start your research journey at Deakin with tailored commencement dates based on your faculty or institute. Note that commencement dates may vary for domestic and international applicants. If your faculty isn't listed, you can begin your candidature at any time.

Applicant TypeFacultyCommencement DatesNotes
DomesticArts and Education26 February,1 May, 1 July, 28 October26 February not available for international applicants
1 May, 1 July, 28 October
Domestic and InternationalBusiness and LawTrimester 1: 26 February Trimester 2: 1 JulyEOI due in October and February preceding the commencement dates
Domestic and InternationalOther facultiesAny time

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