Deakin University Overview

Established in 1974, Deakin was Victoria's fourth university and the first in regional Victoria. Today, Deakin operates in a global, connected world with the digital economy influencing every aspect of its activities. The University enjoys a reputation for being accessible, helpful and friendly. It has a longstanding record for its use of cutting-edge information technology while providing highly personalised experiences, whether in the cloud on Deakin's media-rich campuses or through a combination of cloud and campus learning. Deakin was awarded a 5-star rating by the prestigious university ranking organisation Quacquarelli Symonds (QS); the rating indicates Deakin is world-class in a broad range of areas, has cutting-edge facilities and is internationally renowned for its research and teaching.

Deakin is in the top 50 of the QS ranking of the world’s universities under 50 years. Deakin is now in the top 3% of the world's universities in each of the three major international rankings.

Swansea University currently has a University-wide agreement in place with Deakin University.

Key Information



Semester 1 Semester 2
11th July 2016- 21st October 2016 6th March 2017-16th June 2017


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There will, however, be some fees associated with your time abroad such as accommodation, health insurance, enrolment fees and daily living expenses. For more information please visit or contact the Go Global Team via


As a Study Abroad and Exchange student, you have the option of applying at any of our on-campus residences, enjoy a homestay experience or receive assisted off-campus accommodation on arrival.

Please fill in the housing preference form (part of the online application) to organise your housing at Deakin University. Demand for on-campus residences is high and allocation is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

When deciding which option to apply for, you should take into account the following:

    • cost (e.g. weekly rent)
    • type of accommodation (shared room, single room)
    • number of tenants
    • facilities available (e.g. laundry, shared kitchen)
    • meals (i.e. provided or self-catered)
    • distance to campus
    • location and access to facilities (e.g. close to shops, transport, beaches)
    • tenancy agreements and payment schedules.

More information about accommodation can be found on the Deakin University website.

Global Opportunities Bursary - £1000

The Global Opportunities Bursary is available for students spending a semester or a year studying abroad outside of Europe as part of their degree (except Texas).

The International Development Office provides students with a £1000 bursary, once students have submitted all the necessary paperwork.

Please note

The prospect of studying at a university abroad is exciting, but there is also a lot of information you need to consider when choosing the right place for you. Above you will find summarised information which should help you with your decision. Please note that this information was accurate at the time of publishing and is subject to change. Be sure to confirm all information on the host university's website.