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Deakin is forging a new path both locally and globally as a leading provider of innovative learning and a positive university experience. We are proud to be in the top 3 per cent of universities across all three of the major international university ranking systems (the Academic Ranking of World Universities, Times Higher Education World University Rankings and QS World University Rankings), assessed from 17 000 universities worldwide.

Deakin offers hundreds of degree programs across four faculties, 17 schools and a range of research institutes and strategic centres. A variety of courses are offered in numerous disciplines ranging from Science to Arts and Business to Health.

For Study Abroad students, we offer competitive fees, interesting courses, the possibility of studying over the Australian Summer (Nov-Feb) and one of Australia's best orientation programs on the Great Ocean Road.

Worldwide reputation

Our current achievements include: ranked in the world's top 50 universities under 50 years of age

  • QS World University Rankings 5 stars out of 5 for student retention
  • The Good Universities Guide 5 stars out of 5 for overall satisfaction
  • The Good Universities Guide
  • named International Education Provider of the Year, and won awards for Excellence in Education (University) and Excellence in International Education (Student Employability and Careers) at the Victorian International Education Awards 2014
  • ranked in the top 400 in The Academic Ranking of World Universities
  • ranked number 325 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings
  • ranked number 360 in the QS World University Rankings
  • Deakin's education discipline ranked 23 in the world - QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014
  • Deakin's MBA and Bachelor of Commerce are internationally recognised and EPAS accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development 5 star rating for our MBA from the Graduate Management Association of Australia and QS accreditation
  • five Deakin staff members awarded Citations for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning at the 2013 Office for Learning and Teaching's Australian Awards for University Teaching
  • receiving the top ranking of five - defined as well above world standard - in seven fields of research and a ranking of four - defined as above world standard - in 11 fields of research in the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings
  • winning seven Linkage awards in the latest Australian Research Council Outcomes for 2014 funding. This represented a success rate of 43.8 per cent against a national average success rate of 35.9 per cent and the funds awarded totalled more than $2.5m
  • awarded two Australian Research Council Future Fellowships, a success rate of 33.3 per cent, which was well above the national average of 18 per cent and was the highest success rate of any Victorian university
  • awarded the Victoria's Exporter of the Year award in Education and Training at the Governor of Victoria Export Awards.


Highest level of student satisfaction

For five consecutive years, Deakin has achieved the highest level of overall student satisfaction amongst Victorian universities. These great results are based on 2010-2014 Australian Graduate Survey responses to 'Overall Satisfaction' amongst bachelor's degree graduates. The 2012 Beyond Graduation Survey found that, of our 2009 bachelor's degree graduates who were available for full-time employment:

  • 95.2 per cent of those surveyed were employed full-time three years after graduating, (the national average is 92.2 per cent)
  • only 1.6 per cent of those surveyed were not working three years after graduating, (the national average is 3.4 per cent). Deakin has over 50,000 students, with a third choosing to study online.

The Beyond Graduation Survey is conducted by Graduate Careers Australia (GCA).


Deakin University has four campuses located in Victoria. Victoria offers an experience found nowhere else. Surf beaches, snowfields, expansive countryside and native forests make Victoria a great place to live and study.Victorians come from more than 200 countries around the world, giving the region a vibrant cosmopolitan feel with diverse multicultural festivals and events.

Victoria is home to diverse regional areas and attractions, from pristine beaches and coastlines to national parks and forests teeming with native wildlife.

Deakin's Melbourne Campus at Burwood

Deakin's largest campus, the Melbourne Burwood Campus is a thriving metropolitan campus, attracting about 23 000 undergraduate and postgraduate on-campus students. It boasts open and inviting spaces for socialising and studying, innovative architecture, spacious new buildings and wireless hotspots.

Melbourne is the multicultural heart of Australia, the world's most liveable city* and the number two city in the world for students**. It's an exciting and vibrant city famous for its:

  • fantastic choice of food
  • entertainment precincts
  • social scene
  • beautiful surrounds

* Source: The Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Survey 2014 

** Source: QS Best Student Cities 2015


Deakin University is committed to providing international students with opportunities to obtain financial support for their study program through a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. Scholarships are for full-time, on-campus international students at Deakin and are awarded on the basis of academic merit. Please note that applicants must be eligible for their selected program and be citizens of a country other than Australia and New Zealand. Additional eligibility requirements may apply for selected scholarships.


The Deakin MBA is one of Australia's most highly regarded MBA programs. Renowned for its flexibility, this 5-star, quality accredited program is designed for busy professionals who want to develop their careers, while working and balancing family and lifestyle commitments. Study online or face-to-face or both with working professionals and industry experts.

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