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Deakin University

Deakin University Australia

About Deakin

Deakin is Australia’s 9th largest university with over 42,000 students, of whom approximately a fifth are international students from over 100 countries. Deakin University is one of Australia’s leading universities with campuses located in Burwood (Melbourne), Geelong Waterfront, Waurn Ponds & Warrnambool.

The university has been known for attracting student seeking quality education, from different countries around the globe. Deakin’s broad range of courses include general degrees such as Arts and Science, professional degrees such as Architecture, Business, Management, Medicine, Law and Nursing—Deakin’s flagship course— as well as specialist disciplines such as Sport, Environment and Nutrition.

Overall, as of 2013, the University has been worldwide ranked by the QS in the 401-450 bracket, which places it alongside institutions such as York University (Canada), Bilkent (Turkey), Drexel University (USA), Stellenbosch (South Africa) and Goldsmiths in the UK, and above great universities such as Rutgers and Northeastern in the USA.


Deakin operates from four campuses in Victoria, Australia – two in Geelong, one in Warrnambool and one in metropolitan Melbourne, which was recently voted the most liveable city in the world*. Each campus offers students access to excellent teaching, learning and research facilities.

*Economist Intelligence Unit, Global Liveability Report 2011.


As the university has the commitment to excellence, it provides the students with cutting-edge technology and ensures its facilities are constantly evolving to give students access to latest tools and technologies. The Deakin Motion Lab at the Melbourne Burwood Campus, and the ‘new generation’ Library learning spaces at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus are just two of the latest developments on Deakin campuses.

Deakin prides itself on being a student centred University. Services for international students include:

»    Airport reception
»    International orientation program
»    International Student Advisers
»    Peer support program
»    Study and support
»    Counselling and personal support
»    Emergency financial support
»    Medical centre
»    Religious services and prayer rooms
»    Clubs and societies
»    Disability support
»    Bookshops
»    Libraries
»    24-hour computer laboratories
»    Industry placements or internships

Student Life and Accommodation           

Deakin’s academic and support staff are knowledgeable, enthusiastic and approachable. Their campuses have cafes and eateries where socialisation and relaxation may take place. There are numerous clubs and societies that allow students to expand their interests and make new friends making Deakin University a truly innovative, supportive and vibrant environment to study. Also, accommodation is available in mixed-gender student residences at several campuses. Residences provide an excellent living and learning community ideal for international students who wish to immerse themselves in the university experience.

Flexible course structure and internship opportunities

Courses are designed with maximum flexibility to enable students to choose specialist areas and maximise employment opportunities. Industry placements or internships are a feature of many Deakin courses, allowing students to form industry networks and gain valuable workplace experience before graduating, ensuring our graduates are job-ready and in demand.

Student support

Deakin prides itself on being a student-centred university, dedicated to providing students with support, advice and encouragement in addition to the opportunity to obtain a quality degree in Australia. Throughout your studies and beyond, Deakin University will help you grow academically, socially and professionally.

Deakin University’s strengths include:

  • Degrees structured closely with industry
  • Strong research profile, focused in three major themes: frontier science and technology, health and wellbeing, and  strengthening Australian society
  • Graduate entry to the Medical School
  • Being the first Australian university to win the prestigious University of the Year award twice
  • Deakin University on-campus English Language Institute offers a range of 5-45 week programs, as a pathway to Deakin
  • Internship or practical placements available for many academic areas from Business to Nursing and Environmental Science to Sociology.


Deakin is a relatively young university and continues to be highly ranked amongst the World’s younger universities. In its short history the University has developed specialist expertise in a number of fields which is reflected in its exceptional ranking in a number of fields:

  • Education number 22 in the world
  • Politics and International Studies 51-100 in the world
  • Sociology 101-150 in the world
  • Law 101-150 in the world
  • Psychology 151-200 in the world

In the latest Australian Government Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) national assessment Deakin received the top ranking of 5, defined as well above world standards, in:

  • Materials Engineering
  • Medical Physiology
  • Human Movement and Sport Sciences
  • Zoology

Deakin also received rankings of 4, defined as above world standards, in the Engineering and Medical and Health Sciences clusters, and in the specific fields of Analytical Chemistry, Fisheries Sciences, Manufacturing Engineering, Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine, Pharmacology, Nursing, Nutrition and Dietetics, Commercial Services, and Curatorial Studies.

In addition, Two of Deakin University’s business programs, the MBA and Bachelor of Commerce have received an ultimate benchmark of international quality – accreditation by the European Foundation for Management Development’s Programme (EFMD).


International students studying at Deakin are eligible to apply for scholarships and bursaries to assist with studies. For more information on the range of scholarships available please visit

Choose from a range of disciplines:

»    Architecture and built environment
»    Arts, humanities and social sciences
»    Business and law
»    Education
»    Engineering
»    Health
»    Information technology
»     Media, communication and creative art
»     Medicine
»     Nursing and midwifery
»     Nutrition and dietetics
»     Psychology
»     Science and environment
»     Sport

Course information is available on:

Established research leadership in many fields such as:

»    Advanced materials
»    Biotechnology
»    Built environment
»    Ageing and chronic illness
»    Citizenship and globalisation
»    Intelligent systems
»    Natural resource management
»    Physical activity and nutrition
»    Education
»    Social and mental health.

For more information on research at Deakin please visit:


Deakin University is a member of Universities Australia and the Association of the Commonwealth Universities. Its award-winning approach to higher education ensures that professional associations, relevant industries and universities worldwide will recognise the degrees taken in the university.

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