Program Terms:Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Year Long (T1-T2), Year Long (T2-T1)
Deakin applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
NOTE: Applicants will be notified of acceptance within 2-4 weeks after the application deadline.
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Faculty of Arts & Education, Faculty of Business & Law, Faculty of Health, Faculty of Science, Engineering & Built Environments
Language of Instruction:
4 Credit Points
OS Help Available:
Minimum Entry Requirement:
Trimester 1 =:
Trimester 2 =:
Founded in 1865, the University of Maine is a land and sea grant institution, and the flagship campus of the University of Maine System. Located in Orono along the banks of the Stillwater River, this vibrant and dynamic university serves Maine, the nation, and the world through its teaching, research and outreach mission. UMaine students come from every county in Maine, more than 49 other states and 63 countries. UMaine offers 90 undergraduate majors and academic programs, 80 master’s degree programs, and 30 doctoral programs.
UMaine is located on Marsh Island between the Stillwater and Penobscot rivers in Orono, and is approximately 5 miles from Bangor. Maine is home to some of the country’s most spectacular destinations, including Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor and Mount Katahdin.
History (American and Canadian)
Did you know?
Maine lobsters have won international fame for their flavor and contribution to the culinary world.
With more lobsters, lighthouses and charming resort villages than you can shake a selfie stick at, Maine is New England at its most iconic.
The sea looms large here, with mile upon mile of jagged sea cliffs, peaceful harbors and pebbly beaches. Eat and drink your way through food- and beer-crazed
Portland, one of America's coolest small cities. Explore the historic shipbuilding villages of the Midcoast. Hike through Acadia National Park, a spectacular island
of mountains and fjord-like estuaries.
Let the coastal wind whip through those cobwebs and inhale the salty air. Venture into the state's inland region, a vast wilderness of pine forest and snowy peaks.Outdoor adventurers can race white-water rapids, cycle the winding shore roads or kayak beside playful harbor seals.
For slower-paced fun, there are plenty of antique shops, cozy lobster shacks, charming inns and locally brewed beer on hand. (Source)
About the United States of America
America is the birthplace of LA, Las Vegas, Chicago, Miami, Boston and New York City – each a brimming metropolis whose name alone conjures a million different notions of culture, cuisine and entertainment. Look more closely, and the American quilt unfurls in all its surprising variety: the eclectic music scene of Austin, the easygoing charms of antebellum Savannah, the eco-consciousness of free-spirited Portland, the magnificent waterfront of San Francisco and the captivating French Quarter of jazz-loving New Orleans. Each city adds its unique style to the grand patchwork that is America. (Source)
When you continue your studies in the U.S., you are making a choice to broaden not only your educational opportunities, but your cultural experience, as well. Whether you attend a small, private college in a small town or a university situated in the middle of a large urban area, most universities offer a variety of student clubs and organizations to match the wide array of student interests. (Source)
University of Maine operates with the US Credit System. 3 - 4 US Credits is equal to 1 Deakin credit therefore 12 - 16 US Credits is equal to 4 Deakin credits. In the United States, students MUSTstudy a full time study load which is considered to be 4 units (a total of 16 US Credits).
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
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.