Why study with us

Deakin is the number one university in Australia for educational experience*, and among the top 1% of universities worldwide#. With an innovative and practical approach to learning, industry connections and world-class facilities, Deakin students gain more than just a qualification — they graduate confident and ready to thrive in the jobs of tomorrow.

Deakin courses are matched to current industry practice in diverse study areas from education and nursing, to engineering and psychology. Your studies can include work placements, internships and even professional accreditation. Whatever your area of interest, you'll gain a well-recognised qualification that stands out to employers and the expertise needed to get a head start in your dream career.

Our outstanding academic staff are active contributors and influencers in their fields. They’re passionate about their work and equally excited to share their experience, knowledge and insights with students. Deakin has been ranked number one for student satisfaction for 10 years running*, going above and beyond to deliver an exceptional study experience.

Facilities and services

Deakin has five campuses – Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool and the Cloud Campus. Our Cloud Campus offers a premium and supportive online learning environment, with more than 200 courses available, and gives students the flexibility to study in a location that suits them.

All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from a range of convenient and valuable services including study and learning support, accommodation, health and wellbeing and financial assistance. Whether you’d like to improve your study skills or get help with a tricky assignment, there’s plenty of support available. Turn to our student mentors, online resources and highly qualified staff.

Deakin has a reputation for cutting-edge technology and innovative facilities. Our campuses feature contemporary, award-winning buildings, well-equipped study areas, green spaces and bustling cafes, all adding to a rich campus life.

Admission and selection

If you’re thinking about applying for a course at Deakin, you can get all the information you need through 'how to apply' pages. Discover eligibility requirements and pathways for your chosen course, learn how to write and submit a successful application, and find out if you’re eligible for scholarships or recognition of prior learning.

Study options

We give you the flexibility to study when and how you want, so you can fit your studies into your busy life. As a Deakin student, you can choose from full-time, part-time, intensive study and online options across our undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees.

You can undertake a valuable internship, or work in simulated environments to turn the skills you've learnt from study into practical experience, so you graduate job ready. See the world with an international internship, exchange, study tour or volunteer placement at a Deakin partner university, located in more than 40 different countries. You'll gain a global perspective and increase your job opportunities within Australia and internationally.

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