Deakin University

Deakin University (DU) is an Australian public university established in 1974 in the state of Victoria and is one of Australia's largest universities, with more than 50,000 students from over 60 countries worldwide. 

Deakin is a multi-award winning university with an international focus in particular DU won the prestigious Australian University of the Year award twice for the innovative use of technology in education and for its partnerships with industry.


Campus facilities

Deakin has four campuses, providing excellent modern facilities.Campuses: Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waterfront, Geelong Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool.

Each location provides a unique study experience with a range of faciltiies. Regent's students will be staying at the Melbourne Burwood Campus.  Burwood is approximately 45 minutes from Melbourne city centre by public transport.

An extensive collection of resources for students, including 1.26 million books, over 300,000 e-books and nearly 100,000 e-journals. There are various study zones to be utilised made up of group study areas, silent study areas and casual seating zones. 


  • 24 Hour computer laboratories

  • Internet Cafe

Food/ Catering
Deakin provides a wide range of food options for students and staff including cafes, restaurants, bars, vending machines and function catering services.

Sport Facilities

  • Purpose built gymnasium

  • Sports Hall

Clubs and Societies

Sport and recreational facilities, including fitness clubs are located on the Geelong, Melbourne Burwood and Warrnambool campuses. Activities include basketball, netball, badminton, indoor soccer, volleyball, squash, weight and cardio training, billiards and table tennis. 

Academic calendar

Autumn Semester: (QUT Trimester 1) March -June

Spring Semester: ( QUT Trimester 2) July - October

Academic life

The Austrailian Academic system is based upont the UK system. There is a range of teaching methods depending on your chosen discipline of study:

  • Combination of lecture and tutorial classes

  • Smaller tutorial classes allowing for open discussion and interaction from students

  • Emphasis on independent study outside of class contact hours

  • Fieldwork (depndant on chosen discipline)

  • Lectures typically run for 1-3 hours

You will generally have a combination of lecture and tutorial classes.



 Please contact your Head of Programme or Academic Advisor for more details.

Passing requirements


 Please contact your Head of Programme or Academic Advisor for more details.

Disability provisions

Please contact the IPO for more information regarding the support services at Deakin.


Australia is a sophisticated, multicultural country with a great love of sport, food and music. In particular Melbourne was recently recognised as the 4th most liveable city in the world for students (QS Best Student Cities Guide 2012). Australia is characterised by its laid-back attitude and vast size. Australia offers a variety of unique travel experiences - from the cosmopolitan culture of Melbourne to the untamed wildness of the outback, to the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and its islands.

Victoria’s public transport system consists of trains, trams, and buses.  Travel fares of course vary depending on the distance travelled but Victorian Student Passes are available.
Ticket prices:
A Yearly Student Pass:$489
Half Yearly Student Pass:$255

Melbourne Burwood campus is easily accessible by public transport or car.

For more detailed information on public transport around Victoria and fares please visit MetLink:

Shopping/Leisure activities
Students have the chance to participate in iconic Australian pastimes such as learning to surf and play Australian Rules Football or enjoy the view.

Melbourne is Austrailia's cultural city and has a nationwide reputation for its live music scene.


Deakin University offers various options for accommodation:

On-Campus accommodation
Accommodation is available in student residential villages at the Melbourne Campus at Burwood.

Melbourne Burwood Campus is located in Melbourne's green, eastern suburbs, 45 minutes by tram to the city.

This is a state of the art residence building which recently built a further 400 rooms meaning guranteed residence for Burwood Exchange and Study Abroad Students. To have a virtual look at the residences please visit their website at

Each resident is housed in single room accommodation and has phone and computer access. Bedrooms are furnished, heated and carpeted. There are shared bathrooms, kitchens, laundry and recreational areas. The residences have a common room with meeting rooms, kitchen, television area and a large open space for social events.

Off campus accommodation
There is a variety of flats, apartments or houses available either to be occupied with other students,  a family or independently. Deakin’s Division of Student Life's Off-Campus Housing Service (OCHS) can assist with helping you find off-campus accommodation as well as to find temporary accommodation until a permanent place is found.

Useful links

Consumer Affairs Victoria:
Tenants Union of Victoria:

Cost of living

You will need to bear in mind the basic expenses you will incur whilst studying at DU. Try the currency converter by clicking here.

In comparison to the UK, the cost of living in Australia is relatively similar. However GST ( the equivalent of VAT in UK) is 10% compared to the 20% pay.

Compared to the UK, the cost of living in the Australia is much easier on your budget. For example, two can eat out and enjoy a three course meal at a mid-range venue for an average of GBP 40 in Australia whereas the same would cost you about GBP 50 in the UK. Petrol is cheaper in Australia, public transport is cheaper, health insurance is more affordable, and it can even be cheaper to educate your child at a private school in Australia.

Approximate cost of living:

Weekly   expenses per person based on shared 2 bedroom unit

Per   person based on shared 2 bedroom unit



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Students who have been nominated to study at DU will be sent an application pack via email the semester before they are due to start their SPA.

Health Insurance 


OSHC is compulsory for obtaining an Australian Student Visa. You will confirm your OSHC at DU when you make payment when accepting your offer to study at DU. For further information on the visa application process, refer to the Australian Department of Immigration & Citizenship at


Visa requirements

You will be required to apply for a student visa to study at DU. You should ensure that you have a valid passport for the duration of your stay.

Once you have applied and are accepted to DU you must confirm your acceptance as soon as possible. Once you return your acceptance of offer, DU will issue you with an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (COE). This document is used to apply for your student visa.

(Student Visa; Non-award, Subclass 575)

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

The Australian Government requires all international students and their dependents, who are undertaking formal studies in Australia, to maintain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). The only exceptions to this regulation are students from Norway and Sweden. The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) advises that students who do not maintain their OSHC may risk cancellation of their visa.

Students need to arrange suitable OSHC before arriving in Australia so that they are covered from the time they arrive in Australia. They will also need to maintain OSHC for the duration of their studies. OSHC is a health insurance policy to cover medical and hospital care costs that you may need while in Australia. OSHC will also pay for most prescription drugs and emergency ambulance transport.

Further information is available from the Department of Health and Ageing website

Please contact the nearest Australian Embassy for more information or consult the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship website immigration

For more information please visit the following:

Student Visa and Embassy Contact Deatils

Austrailian High Commission Strand
London WC2B 4LA

Tel: 020 7379 4334     Fax: 020 7240 5333

This is for your information only, it is the student's responsibility to obtain the correct visa.



Please note: The information on this page is accurate at the time of publishing. Some details have been sourced from external websites.




Country: Australia
Language of tuition: English
Level of study: Undergraduate
Partner type: Bilateral Exchange partner

Applicable Regent's programmes for a study period abroad: