Construction and Real Estate Management and International and Development Economics are only available to postgraduate students.
International Business is available for postgraduate students in the Summer semester only.
HTW Berlin is the largest University of Applied Sciences in Berlin. HTW offers around 70 bachelor and masters courses in engineering, economics, IT, culture and design. Enjoying an excellent academic reputation, HTW Berlin has received many prizes for exceptional innovation in the university sector. University rankings have consistently established HTW as one of the leading providers of a modern and professional education in all of Germany.
Berlin has more Döner Kebap stands than Istanbul. And there is more! Rumor has it that Döner, in the form we know it, Kebap meat, served with salad and sauce in pita bread, was invented in Berlin!
Berlin is Germany’s capital city. And not only is it the political centre of the country, it’s also the largest city with 3.5 million inhabitants. This metropolis never sleeps. Berlin is home to internationally renowned universities, large corporations and start-up companies. Berlin is also known for its multiculturalism, exciting nightlife and vibrant art scene. Not to mention the world-class theatres and museums. Simply put, Berlin is the place to be. It has made a name for itself the world over and is more en vogue than ever before. Germany’s capital has so many different facets, it’s difficult to sum it up in a nutshell.
With 60 research facilities and more than 40 institutions of higher education, Berlin offers an extremely broad range of academic and research opportunities. 200,000 people from around the world study and work in the city.
Berlin is very green. Numerous parks, gardens and lakes are close by and distinctly influence the look of the city. The flea markets are popular and the list of activities is endless. Many people are enchanted by the city and its particular rhythm. The interaction of various cultures is enriching and strongly shapes the city’s unique character. Berlin is also a presentation venue for young artists. Approximately 15 percent of the city’s inhabitants are foreigners. (Source)
Germany is one of the most influential European nations culturally, and one of the world's main economic powers. Known around the world for its precision engineering and high-tech products, it is equally admired by visitors for its old-world charm and "Gemütlichkeit" (coziness). If you have perceptions of Germany as simply homogeneous, it will surprise you with its many historical regions and local diversity.
HTW operates the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). 7.5 ECTS is equal to 1 Deakin credit therefore 30 ECTS is equal to 4 Deakin credits.
At HTW a full time study load is considered to be 3 units (a total of 22.5 ECTS).
A minimum of 6 (8 is recommended) Deakin credits are to be included in your study plan per trimester that you are applying for and for each university preference.
E.g. If you are applying for two trimesters and for two different universities? You would bring 6-8 units for T1 for each university and then 6-8 units for T2 for each university. A total of 12-16 units.
Credit Equivalences and Levels
1 Deakin Credit point
Full Time Course Load
USA, Canada and Latin America
3 - 4 Credit Point
Cost and Funding
Travel Grant Available:
2 x $5,000 Grants for students to attend selected Universities in Germany
Although costs can vary greatly depending on location and lifestyle, most returned exchange students indicate that a semester of exchange costs approximately AUD$15,000. Students are responsible to budget appropriately for their program and are encouraged to factor unpredictable events, such as currency fluctuations in to their budgets.
Students participating in the student exchange program will be expected to pay for their own:
Passport and visa costs
Daily living expenses including text books
Personal/ Travel expenses
The Deakin University Travel Insurance Policy provides cover for approved international travel for the length of your international program, including a maximum of 10 days leisure travel either immediately before or after the study component (or combination thereof), at no charge. While Deakin Travel Insurance is provided to all staff and students, this policy may not be accepted by some of our overseas exchange partners and it may be necessary for you to take additional health cover at the host institution. You will need to arrange additional travel and health insurance for any travel occurring outside of your formal exchange study period.
Any other incidental costs.
OS- HELP loans
Overseas Student HELP loans (OS-HELP) are provided by the Commonwealth government to eligible HECS-HELP students undertaking various international experiences for credit. This loan is added to your HELP debt.
The following link will provide more information on the OS-Help
Youth Allowance and Austudy
If you are currently receiving Youth Allowance or Austudy you can continue to receive payments while studying overseas. If you are on one of our short-term programs, so long as you have a full time study load for the year, your payments will continue while you are overseas. If you are accepted for exchange, you should make an appointment with Centrelink to discuss your plans.
Before you apply, please make sure you have completed all exchange application steps as outlined on the Deakin Abroad website.
Exchange Programs are available to all Deakin students, including international, postgraduate and off-campus students.
To be eligible to apply for an Exchange Program:
Undergraduate students must have completed at least 8 credit points toward their current Deakin degree. 4 Credits for Prior Learning can be counted towards this requirement.
Postgraduate students must have completed at least 4 credit points towards their Deakin degree
You must return to at least 1 credit point to complete at Deakin after your Exchange Program
You must study a full-time load while on exchange
You must have a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60 or above. Some discretion may be applied to this requirement for students with a WAM of between 55-60 at the time of application and will be advised to meet with a Language and Learning Adviser. Applicants with a WAM below 55 will not be considered.
You must have received faculty approval prior to submitting your exchange application
Students may apply for a Trimester or Year-long Exchange Program, starting either Trimester 1 or Trimester 2.