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University Overview

Deakin University is one of Australia's most progressive and visionary universities. Providing superior, student-centered education, Deakin is an increasingly popular destination for overseas students, with a multitude of students studying on its various campuses, from the workplace or home.

Scholastic excellence, top quality research, industry partnerships and tailored courses are among the factors that attract students from all around the world. Deakin's reputation for excellent teaching and innovative course delivery has been recognised through many awards over the past decade. It has consistently achieved the highest ratings in surveys of graduate satisfaction.

Deakin University seeks to offer its students more than a quality Australian degree. It offers an educational and personal experience that will be among the most significant of your life.


Deakin offers unlimited options when it comes to undergraduate degrees. With a wide variety of study areas such as architecture, social sciences, business, criminology, education, engineering, entertainment, health, information systems and psychology, students will be able to choose a course that best fits their interest.

Flexible study options such as online study, full or part-time, trimester options, combined courses, cross institutional and combined learning modes are also available at Deakin. Deakin's work integrated learning (WIL), work placements and internship program gives students the opportunity to undertake a discipline specific work placement as part of their degree. Global study opportunities are also available.


Postgraduate programs at Deakin can be undertaken through graduate certificate, master (coursework) and research degrees. A wide selection of study areas in graduate certificate and master programs include applied learning and teaching, commercial law, education, dietetics, leadership and management, law, psychology and social work.

Part of the research degrees include the faculty of arts and education, business and law, health, science and engineering. Deakin has a detailed postgraduate course guide made specifically for graduate students. It contains information on the different courses offered by Deakin, the support services available and an insight into life as a Deakin postgraduate student.

Study Online

Cloud (online) study at Deakin gives students the freedom to study with flexibility. Study online students can watch lectures online, read texts on tablets or laptop and compare notes with other students in online forums.

External students are supported through library services, interactive study methods and student support services. Examples of these services include the cloud (online) orientation, study skills workshops and study skills consultations and career consultations.

Students can study undergraduate and postgraduate courses in many different fields including health sciences, architecture and engineering, business and commerce, international relations and humanities, social sciences, psychology and counselling, medicine and law.

International Students

Deakin University offers outstanding support services for overseas students. A pre-departure guide is available so that students are directed accordingly before their arrival in Australia. The university also offers airport pick-up and briefings upon their arrival. Accommodation options include on campus residences and off campus housing service. Apart from this, students are oriented on useful information about living and settling in Australia for the long term.

The university has on campus international support advisers that provide advice, support and encouragement to international students on a range of matters, including: student visas, academic difficulties, homesickness/feelings of isolation, social or cultural adjustment difficulties. To improve their socialization skills, international students are advised to attend events which are scheduled throughout their study. Apart from all these, International student scholarship grants are also given to eligible students.

Tuition Fees

Deakin University tuition fees vary depending on student status and the course being undertaken. International students are generally required to pay the full fee for undergraduate study while both local and undergraduate students can be required to pay the full fee for postgraduate study. Sample average indicative fees from Deakin include:


Business:$28,952   Arts/Education:$25,088   Engineering/Science:$33,000  


MBA:$37,184   Arts/Education:$25,088   Engineering/Science:$33,320  

Check with the University directly for the cost of study of the courses in which you have an interest or you can check out the lowest tuition fees at universities in Australia for international students for more general information.


Deakin offers a wide range of scholarships to assist students from many different backgrounds pay for their university fees. Undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships are awarded to students who pass the eligibility requirements. To assist students under research degree programs, research scholarships are made available which provides students with a substantial living allowance.

The university also recognizes high-achieving students with a wide range of academic excellence scholarships. Curtin also has international student scholarships which are awarded on the basis of academic merit. Other Australian scholarships available at the university include the Australian awards scholarships, endeavour study, research and professional.

University Life

To encourage camaraderie and community involvement, University life at Deakin is filled with a range of cultural and social engagement activities, services and events to all students. At Deakin, a priority is placed on student wellbeing. Specialized services are offered to help students stay healthy and safe - physically, mentally and spiritually. Students are also encouraged to engage in sports and recreational activities.

Deakin further enhances student life by providing several student support programs. Orientations, study and English language skills development, career counselling, guidance and counselling, medical and dental services, housing services, financial assistance and scholarships are support services available at the university.

Student Reviews

Most comments from Deakin's student reviews emphasise how great teachers are. Students say that because of the experienced and approachable lecturers and tutors, they are able to learn lessons fast. In addition, students like Deakin's campus and the friendly and wonderful community of people.

One of the appealing aspects of the university according to students is its easy application process. Many students say that it was quite straightforward and hassle-free. Student comments also point out a lot about the good facilities in Deakin which are always available for student use.

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