Deakin University

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Delivering ideal preparation for the global job market, Deakin University is an innovative research and teaching institution with strong industry links and an international outlook.


Deakin University was established in 1974. It has four modern campuses located in the vicinity of Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road: one in metropolitan Melbourne, two in the bayside town of Geelong, and one in the picturesque regional seaside centre of Warrnambool. These campuses provide students and researchers with access to the latest industry-standard facilities such as Deakin’s Motion.Lab at the Melbourne Campus and the Geelong Technology Precinct at the Geelong Campus, Waurn Ponds.

Deakin University has a strong international focus: around 7,900 (approximately 19%) of its 42,000 student body are from over 60 countries worldwide. Hundreds of Deakin University’s students and staff travel overseas every year to participate in work placements, exchanges, study tours, volunteering and activities under Deakin’s landmark Global Citizenship Program.

Deakin has a very high level of involvement with industry partners in areas such as course design, R&D, innovation and internship opportunities in many courses. This, combined with the University’s excellence in teaching and research, provides students with a strong grounding in the knowledge, skills and experience they need for the competitive global job market.

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Entry requirements – undergraduate

There are many ways for you to meet the eligibility requirements for entry into an undergraduate course at Deakin. Each course has minimum eligibility requirements and some courses have additional requirements.

Minimum eligibility for admission

  • School leavers should have completed Year 12 or equivalent with an ATAR of at least 50 and a study score of at least 20 in VCE English units 3 and 4 or 25 in English as a Second Language.
  • ESL speakers should satisfy the English language requirements as detailed in the Admission procedure.
  • Non-school leavers should have completed or partially completed a higher education course at an approved university, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) or Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) qualification or an Associate Degree.
  • Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) applicants should meet one of the criteria for the Deakin Access and Equity Program (i.e. mature-age, refugee, disability, medical condition, rural or regional, non-English-speaking background, under-represented school and others).

Apply for honours

Deakin has two types of honours degrees: research and on-course. Honours can lead to further research or improve your career prospects.

Research honours

You apply for research honours via the Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal. Honours applications from graduates from other universities are welcome.

The following research honours courses have special application requirements:

  • Psychology
  • Exercise and Nutrition
  • Science and Technology.

For closing dates and courses available, see Courses commencing in Trimester 1 2013.

On course honoursOn course honours – courses that have honours embedded within them – have varying application requirements. Some are applied for through VTAC and some direct to Deakin, so you should check the specific course information on Find a course or the faculty’s honours pages:

Apply for postgraduate by coursework

Applying to Deakin for postgraduate studies is a simple process and we accept applications for many courses all year round.

Note: International students have special application requirements.

How to apply

Applications for postgraduate courses are made via Deakin’s Applicant Portal. With three intakes each year, there are always options to apply for postgraduate study and commence your course in Trimester 1, 2 or 3.

Credit for prior learning

If you have previously studied at a tertiary institution in Australia or overseas, or you have relevant work experience, you can apply to have these studies considered for credit towards your Deakin course. Visit the Credit for prior learning page.

Application dates

Applications open

Applications close (dates vary)

Trimester 3, 2012-13

6 August 2012 Closing dates for Trimester 3, 2012-13

Trimester 1, 2013

13 August 2012 Closing dates for Trimester 1, 2013

Entry requirements – postgraduate

There are many ways for you to meet the eligibility requirements for entry into a postgraduate course at Deakin. Each course has minimum eligibility requirements and some courses have additional requirements.

Minimum eligibility requirements

Applicants for postgraduate studies should:

  • have successfully completed a relevant tertiary program (no less than three years of full-time study at a university or other approved education institution)


  • have academic qualifications or professional experience considered to be the equivalent of a relevant tertiary program.

You must also satisfy the English language requirements as detailed in the Word document available in Schedule A of the admission procedure.

Specific entry requirements

Applicants also need to meet their chosen course’s specific entry requirements, as listed on the course summary page via Find a course, or in the Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal.

These may involve completing an information form specific to a course, attending an interview or providing a resume.

Documentation required during application

If you are required to provide additional documentation to support your application, not supplying these documents at the point of application may result in a delay in the consideration of your application.

When applying through the Applicant Portal, you’ll be advised when these documents are required. They can be uploaded at the end of the application process (maximum file size is 2MB).

The following courses have additional documentation requirements:

  • Off campus Education courses
  • Nursing and Midwifery courses
  • Master of Social Work
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Health Promotion
  • Exercise and Nutrition Masters courses

Faculty admission and selection rules

Detailed admission and selection rules are available for each faculty:

Scholarships and awards

We offer a wide range of scholarships to help students from many different backgrounds pay for their university fees. We also recognise high-achieving students with a wide range of academic excellence scholarships, prizes and awards.

Scholarships – undergraduate and postgraduate

How to apply

How to apply for scholarships – information and tips to help you with the application process.

Supporting documentation – details of documents you need to show us when applying for a scholarship.

Scholarships – research degrees

Research degree scholarships – scholarships for new, continuing, local and international research degree students.

How to apply

Applications for research degrees with scholarship are made via an online form. Check the research degrees application page for scholarship application dates, process and requirements.

Prizes and awards

Vice-Chancellors Prizes and Awards – the Vice-Chancellor awards prizes to students for outstanding academic performance and contribution to the University and community.

Faculties recognise outstanding student achievement with prizes and awards – find details of undergraduate prizes and awards or postgraduate prizes and awards.

Current scholarship holders

More information

Financial assistance – students can access other types of financial support and advice.

Support the Deakin Scholarship Program or create a student prize – these can be established across the University in any of Deakin’s faculties.