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Researchers among top 1% globally


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Australia's largest applied AI Institute


Victoria's most advanced marine lab


Top 200 universities worldwide


Turn your ideas into impact with a Deakin research degree

When you study a research degree or PhD at Deakin, you'll be at the forefront of groundbreaking discoveries, joining the ranks of the research experts who are transforming bold ideas into solutions to global challenges.

Researchers ranked among the top 1%

Be inspired by the best researchers in your field, guided and supported by a quality team of at least two supervisors at every stage.

Over 300 scholarships available

Deakin supports your big ideas with stipends above the average university annual stipend and zero tuition fees for selected domestic applicants.

#3 in Australia for research quality

Collaborate with some of the brightest minds and leading organisations to translate high-quality research into tangible outcomes for society.

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Get all the information you need to successfully apply for a Deakin research degree or PhD, including key dates, entry requirements, supporting documents and finding a research supervisor. We’re here to support you through the process.

Work with world-leading experts

Whether you want to find a research supervisor, learn more about our academics, search Deakin staff, or partner with us – tap into the unrivalled expertise and established networks of Deakin’s world-class researchers.

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My PhD has helped set me up in an incredible way for pursuing my future career. I have been able to attend multiple seminars and workshops, I've done a bunch of amazing free training and Deakin has given me a lot of flexibility when it comes to pursuing other opportunities.

Kira Hughes

PhD student

Redefine your future with a research degree at Deakin

  1. Make a real-world impact

    Your research at Deakin won't just stay in the lab. With over 500 partners across 65+ countries, your research will help influence global challenges and drive real-world solutions.

  2. Gain new career opportunities

    A PhD can be your stepping stone to roles only available to research degree graduates, with alumni working for CSIRO, Ford and the World Health Organisation.

  3. Unlock higher earning potential

    On average, those with a postgraduate qualification earn as much as $25,800 more annually than their undergraduate counterparts.

Gain access to innovative, world-class facilities

Deakin opens the door to multimillion-dollar research facilities and infrastructure, some of which are exclusive to our campuses.

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Join a community of more than 2000 world-leading research experts dedicated to making a difference. Contact us with any questions about research at Deakin.

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