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Deakin University


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  • Founded in 1974, Deakin University is one of Victoria's youngest booming universities, with its main campus located just outside Melbourne City in Burwood.
  • Deakin University boasts of several multi-million-dollar research facilities and high-tech centers located across Victoria. With groundbreaking technology advancements, research, and the development of key academic and industry partnerships, Deakin has emerged as a leader in the higher education industry.
  • According to Deakin University's 2018 annual report statistics, the number of international student enrolments at Deakin was 14,659.

Faculties and Schools

  • School of Communication and Creative Arts
  • School of Education
  • School of Humanities and Social Science
  • NIKERI Institute

Faculty of Business and Law

  • Deakin Business School
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Deakin Law School
  • Business and Law Development Network (BUiLD)

Faculty of Health

  • School of Exercise and Nutrition Science
  • School of Health and Social Development
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • School of Psychology

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment

  • School of Architecture and Built Environment
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Information Technology
  • School of Life and Environmental Science

Why study at Deakin

Deakin University is one of the most sought after universities in Australia and is globally renowned for its quality academics and high graduate satisfaction rate.

  • In QS World University Ranking 2021, Deakin University is ranked at 275th position globally.
  • According to the QS Graduate Employment the University is ranked in 201-250 band.
  • Student Experience Survey 2020, ranks Deakin University at No. 1 public university for an educational experience and quality of teaching.
  • The University is ranked amongst the Top 1% universities worldwide by ARWU ranking 2020.
  • According to Times Higher Education rankings 2020, Deakin University is ranked at 55th position globally, 10th in Australia and No.1 in Victoria under universities 50 years old.
  • In 2020, Quacquarelli Symonds ranked Deakin's Master of Business Administration (MBA) amongst the top 200 in the world.
  • Deakin has been acknowledged as a leader in Graduate Satisfaction in Victoria for eight consecutive years in the Australian Graduate Survey (2010–15) and the Graduate Outcomes Survey, QILT (2016–17)
  • 89% of Deakin's research has been classified as “Above World” in 2015 ERA ratings.
  • Deakin has been awarded a 5-Star University rating, by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) University Ranking Organization, for its world-class facilities and international excellence in research and teaching.


Melbourne Burwood Campus

  • The Burwood Campus is the Deakin University's largest campus, located adjoining the Gardiner's Creek Parkland.
  • The campus is just at a distance of 45 minutes by tram from Melbourne Central Business District.
  • The Burwood campus is home to around 27,200 undergraduate and post-graduate students.

Geelong Waterfront Campus

  • The brand new Geelong waterfront campus is located on Corio Bay in the Geelong CBD.
  • The Geelong campus is home to 4,500 students.
  • The campus houses the School of Architecture and Built Environment, Health and Social Development, Psychology, Nursing and faculty of Business and law.
  • Apart from faculties, the new Geelong campus has the Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library, the Alfred Deakin Institute and Costa hall.

Waurn Ponds Campus

  • The initial campus of Deakin University is located in Geelong in the suburbs of Waurn Ponds. It is located 72 km towards the southwest of Melbourne City.
  • The campus is well connected via Princes Highway and Geelong Ring road.
  • It is the research center of Deakin University, as its home to Geelong Technology Precinct.
  • The Waurn Ponds campus is home to more than 7100 students.

Warrnambool Campus

  • Established in 1990, the Warrnambool campus is located on the bank of Hopkins River in the coastal city of Warrnambool near Great Ocean Road and the Twelve Apostles.
  • The Warrnambool Campus is located 5 km from Warrnambool CBD and is well connected through Princes Highway, railway station and bus service from Melbourne and Geelong.
  • The campus offers courses in arts, Business, education, environment, health, law, science, management, psychology and many more.

Programs offered

Deakin University offers approximately 276 courses, including 97 undergraduate programs, 139 post-graduate programs and 32 Higher Degree Research courses. Some of the popular programs are offered in the field of:

  • Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Nursing
  • Medicine
  • IT
  • Engineering
  • Education and Teaching
  • Business
  • Architecture
  • Media, Communications and Creative Arts


Deakin University offers a wide range of scholarships for students with academic excellence which includes:

  • The Vice Chancellor's Academic Excellence Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students with outstanding academic achievements with an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 95+ or international equivalent.
  • Also, Students who have exceptional extracurricular skills in sports, clubs, volunteer or charity work, entrepreneurship skills, part-time work or any other activities, would be considered.
  • 100% Scholarship (which means the student pays ZERO tuition fee)
  • The total value of the scholarship can range from $35,000 - $80,000, depending on the length of the course undertaken by the student.

Deakin Scholarship for Excellence

  • This scholarship is awarded to students who show substantial academic achievements and exceptional promise, including Sports, Arts, Community Service work and Leadership achievements.
  • The student would be required to achieve an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 85+ or weighted average mark (WAM) of 80+ or international equivalent.


On-Campus Accommodation

Deakin offers students an extensive range of on-campus accommodation options.

Burwood Campus

Burnwood Campus provides fully furnished accommodation with:

  • Single Studio apartment
  • Two Bedroom studio apartment
  • Four - six bedroom shared apartments
  • 10-bedroom shared unit

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

The Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus offers fully furnish on-campus accommodation, which includes:

  • Self-contained studio apartment
  • Two – thirteen bedroom shared apartments

Medical students are provided accommodation with Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery students only

Geelong Waterfront Campus

Geelong Waterfront campus of accommodation in the form of the Shared apartment with 6-8 bedrooms.

Warrnambool Campus

The Warrnambool Campus offers self-contained studio apartments with access to:

  • Large communal kitchen spaces
  • BBQ facilities
  • Common areas and lounge rooms
  • Multiple study halls

Off-Campus Accommodation

Off-campus accommodation is available in all three cities; students need to contact the housing department to know about rental and off-campus accommodation.


  • It is the most beautiful and livable city globally, offering various rental options in the suburbs of Burwood.
  • Melbourne has the largest public transportation and connectivity options
  • Students can find accommodation close to campus such as Burwood East, Box Hill South, Camberwell and Ashburton.


  • Geelong is the 2nd largest city in Victoria and is also an industrial city.
  • The campus is just 2 minutes away from the city center so that students can look for accommodation near the center.
  • Suburbs located close to the campus are Grovedale, Wandana Heights and Higton.


  • Warrnambool has many affordable rental options near to the Warrnambool campus.