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Deakin University

Australia
Overview

Overview

With a reputation for being innovative and visionary, Deakin University ranks amongst the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Shanghai Rankings). Deakin offers students a high-quality education with excellent employment prospects. With an approach that places emphasis on practical experience, Deakin degrees are informed by industry best practice.

Known as a global leader, the university currently sits within the top one per cent worldwide across study areas including accounting and finance law communication education sport nursing and medicine and media studies. Deakin is also ranked as one of the top 50 young universities in the world (QS Top 50 under 50).

With an impressive upward trajectory in global subject rankings, Deakin University welcomes international students from 120 countries worldwide. Students benefit from the university's fantastic campus locations in Melbourne, Geelong and Warrnambool. Each campus offers a unique study experience, and Deakin's local communities are friendly, safe and lively, making for a perfect study environment. In addition, Deakin's Cloud Campus is a premium online learning portal with highly engaging content making for an enriching learning experience.

Students who choose to study at Deakin can benefit from the world-class facilities and friendly services offered. Students will also benefit from the relaxed atmosphere and huge choice of learning and social spaces.

The majority of students consider their overall student experience at Deakin University as good or of high quality. The university has achieved the highest levels of student satisfaction across Victorian universities for over ten years, with undergraduate student satisfaction at 83 per cent and postgraduate student satisfaction at 79 per cent. Current students at the university recognised teaching quality, skills development and learning resources as being the university's top areas.

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What's new

What's new

Deakin keeps study on track

Deakin University understands that the Covid-19 pandemic continues to cause a great deal of uncertainty and disruption for students wanting to study internationally.

The university wants to reassure students that Deakin will continue to deliver world-class education through its Cloud Campus (online). Students can start their studies online at the Cloud Campus, and complete their degree in Australia when possible. This pathway means students can keep their study goals on track and take the next steps towards their dream career.

Students can opt for this online pathway from trimester one in March 2021. Learn more about this study pathway on the university website.

Australia's best public university

Deakin was rated the number one public university in Australia by students for its 'overall student experience' in the 2019 Student Experience Survey (undergraduate level).

In the 2019 annual survey (Australian Government Department of Education's Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)), 83.5 per cent of students rated their overall experience in Deakin to be 'excellent' or 'good'. Deakin was also voted the top Victorian university for its overall experience for the fourth year in a row.

‘Ask Me Anything' (AMA)

Students looking to study at Deakin can hear from current Deakin students and ask them questions through the ‘Ask Me Anything' (AMA) Instagram series. It is an opportunity to discover more about the Deakin student experience, degree options and answers to other questions.

Students can view details of Deakin's past and upcoming AMA sessions by visiting the Deakin International Instagram page.

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Facilities

Facilities

As the world shifts increasingly towards digital, Deakin University invests in state-of-the-art learning facilities and tools. Its latest technology helps equip students with the knowledge and skills required to be successful for the jobs of tomorrow.

Deakin students who choose to study engineering will benefit from its cutting-edge digital manufacturing and 3D printing through its state-of-the-art AUD 55 million engineering precinct.

Deakin students choosing to study media will enjoy the opportunity to refine their skills in its industry-standard newsroom and creative media lab.

Nursing students can practice treating patients in Deakin University's Clinical Simulation Centres.

These are just a few of the world-class facilities on offer at Deakin and students are encouraged to visit the university website for more information on the facilities available.

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

Deakin believes that everyone should have the opportunity to go to university. That is why the university offers a range of scholarships to high-achieving students to support them through their studies.

These scholarships include the prestigious 100 per cent Deakin Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarship and the 50 per cent Deakin International Scholarship.

In addition, Deakin University offers course and campus-specific scholarships, including:

  • Deakin Warrnambool Residential International Scholarships
  • Destination Australia Scholarships
  • Deakin STEM Scholarship
  • Deakin Global Health Leaders Scholarship

A scholarship from Deakin is more than a financial boost, it paves the way for successful study at university for international students and makes them outstanding Deakin ambassadors.

Students can visit the Deakin University website for more information on scholarships.

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Student support

Student support

Deakin believes in offering its students a meaningful learning experience. To achieve this, Deakin offers a complete range of services, from orientation and welcome sessions to academic development services and social activities.

Deakin ensures that all new international students, many of whom have arrived in Australia for the first time, make a smooth transition to the university. Deakin's welcome program includes airport pick up, orientation, workshops, social events, study groups and opportunities for students to get involved in campus life.

The university has student mentors available to assist with academic, practical or social matters to help students achieve the best results. This forms part of Deakin's Students Helping Students service. Many student mentors are international students themselves, so they know what it means to be new to Deakin and Australia.

Students in need of other support can contact Student Central – home to a wide range of resources to provide help and guidance.

Getting involved in university life is a great way for students to meet new people, take on new challenges, and look after health and fitness. Deakin students can join more than 150 clubs and societies across all campuses. The university is home to a diverse range of clubs, including sporting, academic, health, religious and many more. Finding somewhere safe, convenient and affordable to live is important for every student. Deakin has on-campus accommodation and offers support services to help find options that suit student needs.

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Student safety

Student safety

Deakin offers a range of services to help students stay healthy and safe, and to promote personal well-being.

Deakin's campuses and communities are safe places for students. Even so, security officers are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week at all campuses to ensure the safety of students. Safer Community is a service available for support, advice or information if required. SafeZone is a free phone app for all Deakin students, that connects them directly to the security team.

The Deakin Medical Centre offers nursing and medical advice and healthcare services to students. The university's medical centres can be found on all its campuses. Consultations with nurses are free and confidential. Campus doctors will bill through the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

Deakin promotes a diverse, inclusive and supportive environment through a number of services and initiatives. The Disability Resource Centre (DRC) offers students with disabilities individual support to aid them with successful participation in university life and studies.

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Graduate outcomes

Graduate outcomes

Deakin is dedicated to helping students become career-ready graduates. This commitment goes beyond its focus on practical learning and work-experience. Deakin also offers industry-leading career support through its unique DeakinTALENT services.

DeakinTALENT's Deakin International Student Careers (DISC) program was created specifically to meet the needs of international students with DISC workshops, resources and services to understand the Australian employment market and workplace culture.

Students will learn how to build their experience, write a strong resume, and prepare for their graduate job search in Australia or around the world.

They will also hear from current students and graduates as they share their experiences, challenges and success stories about securing jobs and internships.

DeakinTALENT is ready to work with students from day one of their Deakin degree to help prepare them to pursue the career they want, and to help them find part-time work while they study.

Deakin also brings work experience opportunities to the university through its unique FreelancingHUB. Through the FreelancingHUB, students can undertake an internship as a freelancer working as part of a team to deliver an impactful outcome for a client.

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What our students think about us

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(4.5)
Course Quality
4.3
Campus Safety
4.7
Student Support
4.3
Teaching Quality
4.0
Campus Environment
4.2
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Rated4/5based on20 student reviews
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Deakin University - by, 2019-12-14
4.0/ 5 stars
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Deakin University - by, 2020-02-03
3.0/ 5 stars
Deakin University Deakin University
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Deakin University - by, 2019-12-14
5.0/ 5 stars
Deakin University Deakin University
Rated4/5based on20 student reviews
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Deakin University - by, 2019-12-14
5.0/ 5 stars
Deakin University Deakin University
Rated4/5based on20 student reviews
outer area have spaces for study Customer reviews:
Deakin University - by, 2019-12-14
4.0/ 5 stars
Deakin University Deakin University
Rated4/5based on20 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Deakin University - by, 2019-12-14
5.0/ 5 stars
Deakin University Deakin University
Rated4/5based on20 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Deakin University - by, 2019-12-14
5.0/ 5 stars
Deakin University Deakin University
Rated4/5based on20 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Deakin University - by, 2019-12-17
5.0/ 5 stars
Deakin University Deakin University
Rated4/5based on20 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Deakin University - by, 2019-12-17
3.0/ 5 stars
Deakin University Deakin University
Rated4/5based on20 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Deakin University - by, 2020-01-07
5.0/ 5 stars
Deakin University Deakin University
Rated4/5based on20 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Deakin University - by, 2020-01-07
5.0/ 5 stars
Deakin University Deakin University
Rated4/5based on20 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Deakin University - by, 2020-01-07
5.0/ 5 stars
Deakin University Deakin University
Rated4/5based on20 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Deakin University - by, 2020-01-07
5.0/ 5 stars
Deakin University Deakin University
Rated4/5based on20 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Deakin University - by, 2020-01-09
5.0/ 5 stars
Deakin University Deakin University
Rated4/5based on20 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Deakin University - by, 2020-01-10
3.0/ 5 stars
Deakin University Deakin University
Rated4/5based on20 student reviews
Student orientated services Customer reviews:
Deakin University - by, 2020-01-29
4.0/ 5 stars
Deakin University Deakin University
Rated4/5based on20 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Deakin University - by, 2020-01-29
4.0/ 5 stars
Deakin University Deakin University
Rated4/5based on20 student reviews
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Deakin University - by, 2020-02-03
5.0/ 5 stars

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Deakin University Deakin University
Rated4/5based on20 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Deakin University - by, 2019-12-14
4.0/ 5 stars
Deakin University Deakin University
Rated4/5based on20 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Deakin University - by, 2019-12-16
2.0/ 5 stars
Deakin University Deakin University
Rated4/5based on20 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Deakin University - by, 2019-12-18
4.0/ 5 stars
Deakin University Deakin University
Rated4/5based on20 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Deakin University - by, 2020-02-03
3.0/ 5 stars
Deakin University Deakin University
Rated4/5based on20 student reviews
ft Customer reviews:
Deakin University - by, 2019-12-14
5.0/ 5 stars
Deakin University Deakin University
Rated4/5based on20 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Deakin University - by, 2019-12-14
5.0/ 5 stars
Deakin University Deakin University
Rated4/5based on20 student reviews
outer area have spaces for study Customer reviews:
Deakin University - by, 2019-12-14
4.0/ 5 stars
Deakin University Deakin University
Rated4/5based on20 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Deakin University - by, 2019-12-14
5.0/ 5 stars
Deakin University Deakin University
Rated4/5based on20 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Deakin University - by, 2019-12-14
5.0/ 5 stars
Deakin University Deakin University
Rated4/5based on20 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Deakin University - by, 2019-12-17
5.0/ 5 stars
Deakin University Deakin University
Rated4/5based on20 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Deakin University - by, 2019-12-17
3.0/ 5 stars
Deakin University Deakin University
Rated4/5based on20 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Deakin University - by, 2020-01-07
5.0/ 5 stars
Deakin University Deakin University
Rated4/5based on20 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Deakin University - by, 2020-01-07
5.0/ 5 stars
Deakin University Deakin University
Rated4/5based on20 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Deakin University - by, 2020-01-07
5.0/ 5 stars
Deakin University Deakin University
Rated4/5based on20 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Deakin University - by, 2020-01-07
5.0/ 5 stars
Deakin University Deakin University
Rated4/5based on20 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Deakin University - by, 2020-01-09
5.0/ 5 stars
Deakin University Deakin University
Rated4/5based on20 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Deakin University - by, 2020-01-10
3.0/ 5 stars
Deakin University Deakin University
Rated4/5based on20 student reviews
Student orientated services Customer reviews:
Deakin University - by, 2020-01-29
4.0/ 5 stars
Deakin University Deakin University
Rated4/5based on20 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Deakin University - by, 2020-01-29
4.0/ 5 stars
Deakin University Deakin University
Rated4/5based on20 student reviews
Environment Customer reviews:
Deakin University - by, 2020-02-03
5.0/ 5 stars

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