How to apply

Applications for Trimester 2, 2021 are now open. Apply now, start in July.

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

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What are you applying for?

Choose your study type to find out how to apply for your course. If you're unsure which study type is right for you, we can help you find out:


Explore your interests, passions and ambitions by joining Deakin’s lively undergraduate community.

Undergraduate degree applications


Gain qualifications, advance your career or learn more about what you love with a postgraduate degree from Deakin.

Postgraduate degree applications


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

Research degree applications

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.

Learn more about transferring to Deakin

Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS)

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 SEAS application can play a vital role in improving your selection rank for a course.

Learn more about SEAS

Applying for a short course

Keen to build valuable life and career skills with one of our industry-led short courses? Invest in your skills now with a short course, to be ready for what comes next.

Discover our full range of short courses

NIKERI Institute

Choosing to undertake tertiary study is a big decision, so we’ve taken the guesswork out of applying. By following the steps below you'll be well on your way to experiencing the unique advantages of flexible and culturally inclusive studies.

Learn more about applying to NIKERI Institute

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.

Browse dates

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.

Learn more

How to apply to Deakin

Want a guide on how to apply to Deakin? Learn from our experts all you'll need to submit your application, from gathering supporting documents to writing a compelling personal statement.

Contact us

We're committed to giving you all the support and assistance you need throughout the application and enrolment process.

Domestic students
1800 693 888
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International students
+61 3 9034 6205
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*2019 Student Experience Survey, based on undergraduate students
#ARWU Rankings 2020
~According to the Voice Project IT Service Quality Support Benchmark Survey
^Australian Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 winner
^^Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2019 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)