Key dates

Browse all start and finish dates for Deakin's main study periods. You'll also find dates relating to applications and prospective student events, plus a list of all public holidays and study breaks.

Current students can find more detailed dates and deadlines in the 2021 University Handbook.


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Application dates

We have a number of different study periods. Most courses are offered through our trimester study system. With three trimesters, the next intake is never far away.

Applications are generally open during the following periods (including non-award and incoming cross institutional applications), but not all courses are open at each application intake. Please check the relevant course page for full details.

Study period Applications open Applications close
Trimester 3, 2021Now openEarly November
Trimester 1, 20222 AugustLate February

#Dates may be subject to change and some courses will close earlier. Please check specific course pages for details and earlier closing dates.

Study periods at Deakin

Most of our courses and units are studied in our trimester study schedule. To give you an idea of when you'd be studying, an outline of the upcoming trimester dates is below.

Current Deakin students should turn to the University Handbook for a full list of important dates.

Trimester 1, 2021

Date Event or deadline
Monday 1 March-Friday 5 March Orientation week – all students
Monday 8 March           T1 teaching period begins
Friday 28 May T1 teaching period ends
Monday 7 June Exams begin
Friday 18 June Exams end
Thursday 8 JulyT1 results released

Applications now closed

Trimester 2, 2021

Date Event or deadline
Monday 12 July T2 teaching period begins
Friday 1 October T2 teaching period ends
Monday 11 October Exams begin
Friday 22 October Exams end
Friday 5 NovemberT2 results released

Browse Trimester 2, 2021 courses

Some units and courses, outlined below, have different study period dates to the above:


The safety and wellbeing of the community is our number one priority, which means there will be a few changes to how we run our on-campus events. You can still browse all the upcoming talks, conferences, webinars and more through our events hub.

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Public holidays at Deakin

Public holidays and University closure dates

Holiday Date Deakin
Australia Day Holiday Tuesday 26 January 2021 Closed
Labour Day Monday 8 March 2021 Open
Good Friday Friday 2 April 2021 Closed
Saturday of Easter weekendSaturday 3 April 2021Closed
Easter Sunday Sunday 4 April 2021 Closed
Easter Monday Monday 5 April 2021 Closed
Easter Tuesday Tuesday 6 April 2021 Closed
ANZAC Day Monday 26 April 2021 (in lieu of 25 April) Closed
Queen's Birthday Monday 14 June 2021 Open
AFL Grand Final Eve TBA Closed
Melbourne Cup Tuesday 2 November 2021Open
University shut downFriday 24 December 2021 - Tuesday 4 January 2022Closed
Christmas Day Saturday 25 December 2021 Closed
Boxing Day Sunday 26 December 2021 Closed

The Deakin Library is sometimes open on public holidays. Check the Library website for opening hours.

Current students

If you're already studying with us, the dates you need are in the 2021 University Handbook.

You'll find further details in the handbook on:

  • weeks of study
  • the last day to enrol
  • census dates
  • exam dates
  • results dates.


+All courses are not available for mid-year intake, check the course page for details. Some courses have limited places, so apply now to avoid missing out.