How to apply

Applications are now open for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3.

The information on this page is for domestic students only. International students should visit international student applications.

 

Victoria's #1 university for educational experience

 

#1 university career service in Australia

 

Top 1% of universities worldwide

 

Victoria's #1 university for teaching quality

 

Victoria's #1 university for student support

 

Connect with 60,000+ students online

 

Australia's top-rated tech support

 

#1 Victorian university for student satisfaction

Sources

Undergraduate applications

Explore your interests, passions and ambitions by joining Deakin’s lively undergraduate community. Realise your full potential and secure your dream career with a degree shaped by industry leaders and real-world experience, ready to take you from course to career.

Learn how to apply for a undergraduate degree

Postgraduate applications

You've invested so much into your personal development so far. Now's the time to gain qualifications, advance your career or learn more about what you love with a postgraduate degree from Deakin.

Research applications

Arm yourself with the knowledge to transform the future. Join the world's best and brightest and showcase your expertise on a global scale with a higher degree by research (HDR).

Apply today, start in mid-year or summer

The Deakin Application Portal has made applying for your ultimate course easier than ever. Plus, you can chat with our application experts on 1800 693 888 if you need support at any step.

May 24

How to apply webinar

Ready to apply for your dream course? Get the best tips and advice from our applications experts to make your application shine.

Find out more

Transferring to Deakin from another education provider

Transferring to Deakin from another education provider

Has your study experience fallen short of where you thought it would be? Transfer to Deakin to discover why our students are the most satisfied university students in Victoria^^. Plus, we can recognise the units you've already completed.

Applying for special consideration

If you’ve had to overcome challenging circumstances on your way to university, you owe it to yourself to apply for special consideration. It acknowledges the hard work you’ve put in, while recognising what you could have achieved if your circumstances were different. A successful Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) application can play a vital role in improving your selection rank for a course.

Learn more about SEAS

Pathways that look beyond your ATAR

By applying for courses through the Deakin Regional Access Scheme and Indigenous Access Scheme, we can assess a range of factors outside of your academic results, like the skills, experience and achievements that make you unique and prepare you for study at university.

Application information

Key dates

Make sure you don't miss out on your preferred intake by browsing all start and finish dates for Deakin's main study periods.

Preparing your application

Get expert advice on the best way to prepare your application, from the documents you'll need to support your application to writing a compelling personal statement.

How to apply to Deakin

Want a step-by-step guide on the application process? Learn from our experts all you'll need to submit your application, from gathering supporting documents to writing a compelling personal statement.

Got a question but can't find the answer?

We've curated some of the most commonly asked questions our future student advisers get about applying to Deakin.

Common questions

Skip to next topic

I'm having trouble creating an account on the application portal. How do I register?

If you've previously registered your details through the application portal, you won't be able to register again with the same email. If you don't remember your login details, don't worry – just contact Student Central on 03 9244 6333 or submit an enquiry online. You can also visit the application portal assistance hub for further support.

For more information on future student services and courses:

What should I include in my personal statement?

Think of a personal statement like a job application cover letter. It should outline your motivation towards studying, your previous education and employment history, and how this course can assist your career aspirations or progression.

For more information on future student services and courses:

Can I get help to write my personal statement?

Yes! Book a complimentary Application Assist appointment with one of our friendly advisers. They'll provide step-by-step guidance via the phone and make sure you have all your questions answered.

For more information on future student services and courses:

Do I have to provide a personal statement?

It'll depend on the course you're applying for and its specific entry requirements. Either way, it will strengthen your chances of being offered a place at Deakin in your desired course. Check the entry requirements on the relevant course page for more information.

For more information on future student services and courses:

What is special consideration?

Special consideration acknowledges the hard work you've put in to get to uni, while recognising what you could have achieved if your circumstances were different. A successful application can adjust your rank. This means you can be offered a place in a course at Deakin, with a lower rank than would usually be required.

For more information on future student services and courses:

How do I apply for special consideration?

Applying for special consideration is simple, and in some cases, you won't need to provide any details outside of your course application. The process is different for each VTAC category, or Deakin's programs, so please visit the relevant special consideration page for step-by-step instructions on how to apply.

For more information on future student services and courses:

I have submitted an application through VTAC, can I also submit an application directly to Deakin?

It depends on the course/s you're applying for, but generally, no. Get in touch with our Prospective Student Enquiry Centre on 1800 693 888 or via live chat to discuss your options.

For more information on future student services and courses:

What is SEAS?

VTAC's Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) is for those who may not have been able to reach their full potential for study due to a range of challenging factors. SEAS enables institutions to consider the circumstances you've experienced and their impact on your studies when making selection decisions.

For more information on future student services and courses:

What are SEAS aggregate points?

The Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) adds points to your aggregate to reflect the level you may have achieved if your circumstances had been different. This can increase your chance of receiving an offer but does not guarantee it. Deakin will give a maximum of 15 aggregate points per applicant.

For more information on future student services and courses:

Can you tell me if I'm definitely eligible before I apply?

Unfortunately not. Multiple factors are taken into consideration when an application is being assessed. This includes individual course requirements, which are subject to change, and the quality and size of the cohort of the year or trimester you're applying in.

For more information on future student services and courses:

When will I hear back about my application?

The general turnaround time for direct applications to Deakin is two to four weeks from submission. You can check the progress of your application by logging into the applicant portal. If you applied through VTAC your offers will be released in rounds.

For more information on future student services and courses:

How do I find out my application status?

Once you've submitted your application successfully, you can log back into the application portal to check the progress of your application.

For more information on future student services and courses:

When can I expect my offer?

Direct offers from Deakin are generally sent out two to four weeks post application. You can check the status of your application at anytime by logging into the application portal.

For more information on future student services and courses:

Will my first preference still be considered if I receive an offer for a lower preference?

Yes, whether you're applying through VTAC or directly to Deakin, you may still be considered for your first or higher-preferred courses regardless of whether you've accepted, declined or deferred an offer for a lower preferred course.

For more information on future student services and courses:

What support is available to help me complete my application?

Get the best tips, advice and knowledge from our how to apply webinar series. Or book a complimentary Application Assist appointment with one of our friendly advisers. They'll provide step-by-step guidance via screen share over a Skype call.

For more information on future student services and courses:

Can I include references in my application?

Yes, you can! References are required for our MBA but are also welcome for other course applications. If you don't have an academic record, a written reference is considered to be a strong supporting document. Keep in mind, references may enhance your application but don't guarantee entry.

For more information on future student services and courses:

Will references help my application?

A reference is considered to be a supporting document. If it provides more context about your work or life experience, it may enhance your application but will not guarantee you entry.

For more information on future student services and courses:

Do I have to apply via VTAC if I'm not in Year 12?

If you're applying for more than one course in Trimester 1, you'll need to apply through VTAC. If you're applying for one course only, or multiple courses in Trimesters 2 and 3, you can apply direct to Deakin. Use our course finder to check entry requirements for your chosen course.

For more information on future student services and courses:

I didn't complete Year 12. Can I still apply?

Yes, if you've completed either Year 12 equivalent studies, such as a TAFE, VET or a private provider program, or have relevant work experience you can still apply to study at Deakin. Get in touch with our Prospective Student Enquiry Centre on 1800 693 888 to discuss your options.

For more information on future student services and courses:

How do I apply for a scholarship?

Each Deakin scholarship has a unique set of entry requirements – be sure to check the individual scholarship page for full details on how to apply, as well as our top tips for scholarship applications.

For more information on future student services and courses:

Will I find out if I'm successful for a scholarship prior to getting an offer?

The application timeline for each Deakin scholarship is different – be sure to check the individual scholarship page for full details on dates and how to apply. You can also check out our top tips for scholarship applications.

For more information on future student services and courses:

Do I need to provide certified transcripts with my application?

If you're applying as a domestic student, you won't need to provide certified documentation. However, if you've had a name change or change of status (i.e. residency) certified documents for these will be required.

For more information on future student services and courses:

Footnotes

^^Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2021 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)

Contact us

You've worked hard to get to this point, now get the support you need to apply with confidence. We're committed to giving you the one-on-one guidance you need throughout the application and enrolment process.

Domestic students
1800 693 888
myfuture@deakin.edu.au
Enquire online