If you are enrolled at one of Deakin’s designated exchange partners, you are eligible to come to Deakin as an exchange student. You can study for one trimester or a full academic year, and receive credit towards your home degree. To qualify as an exchange student, you will need to be nominated by your home university. Exchange programs are run on a reciprocal basis, so you will continue to pay your tuition and student activity fees at your home university, rather than paying tuition fees to Deakin.
Deakin University uses a trimester system, which is equivalent in course load and duration to the previous semester system. Two trimesters are still equal to a full academic year.
Academic entry requirements
To be eligible for entry into a trimester long Exchange program, students must have completed a minimum of two trimesters of full-time study outside Australia with a GPA of 2.6 out of 4 (or equivalent).
English language requirements
You will need to meet our English language requirements to study at Deakin University.
Deakin has a wide range of study disciplines and as a study abroad or exchange student you can select from these major areas of study, except for medicine and optometry: http://www.deakin.edu.au/students/enrolment-fees-and-money/university-handbook?
As a Study Abroad and Exchange student, you have the option of applying at any of our on-campus residences, enjoy a homestay experience or stay offcampus.
Welcome Program Trip
We know that it can be stressful to move to the other side of the world and study at a new university so Deakin offers a Welcome Program Trip to help you settle in. This Program, for exchange and study abroad students, is designed specially to make the transition into Australian culture and university life as smooth and enjoyable as possible.
Australia is a sophisticated, multicultural society with a great love of sport, food, music and life in general. The iconic phrases ‘she’ll be right’ or ‘no worries mate’ characterise Australia’s laid-back attitude. Australia’s vast size will amaze you. Australia offers a variety of unique travel experiences - from the untamed wildness of the outback, to the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and its islands. The cosmopolitan culture of Melbourne and some of the world’s best beaches make Victoria, Australia, the ultimate travel destination.
Deakin University has four campuses in the state of Victoria - one in Melbourne, two in Geelong and one in Warrnambool. Each campus has a distinctive character and a strong presence in the local community. All campuses provide quality services, support, facilities and high academic standards. Your chosen area of study may determine which campus is best suited for you. See the campus maps at www.deakin.edu.au/campuses. For public transport information for all campuses, go to www.ptv.vic.gov.au
Overseas Student Health Cover
The Australian Government requires all international students (and any dependants accompanying them) to have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) The health cover provides for medical and hospital care within Australia from the date of students' arrival until the end of their studies in Australia. It is important to ensure you have continuous coverage of health insurance. If you allow your membership to lapse you will not be eligible to be reimbursed for any medical costs incurred during the lapsed period.