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Global mobility

Costs of Studying Overseas

Planning your finances is an important part of preparing for your international experience. 

You will need to pay for all living expenses, such as accommodation, travel and food. Living costs vary according to your destination so its important to prepare a budget. Be sure to check costs and inclusions for the program you are applying for in order to begin your budget. 

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Personal costs to consider include

visa application and processing fees passport application fees return airfare to your host country domestic travel within the host country accommodation  immunisations and medications text books

Application Fees

Some international programs attract an application fee:
Study Abroad and Exchange - $110.00 Short Term Programs - $55.00 These fees are to be paid when your application is submitted in order for your application to proceed.
Deakin will provide a full refund if your application is unsuccessful or you need to withdraw from a program due to circumstances beyond your control.

Tuition costs

Different programs have different tuition costs. Exchange and Faculty Led Study Tours are run by Deakin or with partner institutions so tuition costs are included in your regular semester fees to Deakin.

Short Term Programs may or may not be offered at Deakin partner universities and therefore tuition may or may not be included in the program fee charged to you. Short Term Programs that have tuition fees charged by the host institution are listed as "Study Abroad" within the Program search.

If your international experience is not for credit, such as Volunteering or Placements, you will not be required to pay tuition fees.

Packaged costs

Some Faculty Led Study Tour and Volunteer costs will be packaged to include flights, accomodation, excursions and some meals. Please refer to individual program brochures for details.