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Deakin University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Supriya Sarkar Supriya Sarkar
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With highly flexible study options, Deakin University is preferred by many domestic and international students coming from various parts of the world. Within only 40 years of establishment, Deakin has proved its mettle by outweighing many world-renowned Australian universities.

Therefore, when it comes to studying in Australia, Deakin University seems to be a promising name. All the courses offered at Deakin University are tailored through the adoption of a practical approach and a special focus on the career and employment outcomes. Deakin follows a trimester system and applications for most of the courses are welcomed throughout the year with intakes in all the three trimesters. 

Let’s learn how to seek admission at Deakin University and what it is to study here.

  • Seek assistance from the overseas representatives in completing the application process and post-acceptance procedures.
  • Alternatively, you may apply directly to the university website.
  • Make use of the course finder tool available on Deakin’s website and read the course description to know more about the course offerings and the course that will suit you the best. 
  • Go through the entry requirements carefully, look for country-specific requirements if you are an international applicant.
  • Ensure that you meet English language requirements if your native language is not English or you never have had any formal education in English  
  • While making the application, see that you have kept the supporting documents, such as copies of academic transcript, award certificates and passport copy handy.
  • Don’t forget to get all your documents translated into English, if they are in some other language
  • Lay special emphasis on CV and personal statement as they reflect your true potential to be a prospective student of Deakin University. See that you frame a CV and personal statement that can highlight your academic and other competencies.
  • Lastly, make an application for admission to Deakin University through one of its registered agent in your county or online international student application service.
  • Wait for the admission offer and accept the offer by completing the acceptance form and fulfilling other requirements mentioned in the letter.


Application PortalUG - PDF Application/Online Application
PG - Graduate portal
Application fees (non-refundable)Free if applying through official portal
Student-to-Teacher ratio25:1
Work experienceRequired for Graduate programs
Contact details for International studentsCall - +61 3 9627 4877
Email -
Intake SeasonsT1, T2, T3
International Percentage18%

Deakin University COVID-19 Updates

  • In view of the COVID-19 global pandemic, Deakin University has come up with a provision to book an appointment with one of their Future Student Advisors to make the application process seamless for prospective students via Skype.
  • Till now, Deakin has decided to conduct all the classes online while the subjects with practicals will be delivered within the campus with all the necessary precautions.

Deakin University Admission Deadlines

At Deakin, a majority of the programs are offered through the trimester system. This allows students to apply for admission in the intake season that suits them the best. While direct admissions to Deakin can be made at any time, VTAC – Victorian Tertiary Admissions Center accepts applications from August through to November every year.

Also, note that these are general deadlines both for undergraduate and graduate courses and not all courses are open at each admission intake. Therefore it is advisable to check the respective program pages for the deadlines before making an application.

Term/SemesterAdmissions OpenAdmissions Close
Trimester 1ClosedClosed
Trimester 2Currently openJuly 10, 2020
Trimester 3August 3, 2020February 20, 2021

Deakin University Undergraduate Admissions

Deakin University offers 100 UG programs in the field of Education, Civil Engineering, Cyber Security, Software Engineering, Health Sciences, Nutrition Science, Arts, Criminology, International Studies and Laws. To apply for admission international applicants have to fulfil the following requirements -

Where to Apply:University Portal

Admission requirements

  • Official copies of secondary school transcripts showing courses taken throughout the year and grades received. Translations of the same are also required if they are not in English.
  • Award Certificates
  • Formal Identity Papers (your passport)
  • A CV and personal statement
  • Evidence of English proficiency if you are a non-native English-speaking student. The university applies 5 bands (Bands A-E) for English language criteria for admission to all courses.

English Proficiency Requirements

This is one of the additional requirements that international students have to meet to apply. Official score reports of either TOEFL or IELTS are required as a proof of English proficiency for an applicant who does not come from a country with English as its first language.

BAND A6 (no band lower than 6.0)


(Writing 21)

550 (Writing 4.5)16916952-57
BAND B6.5 (no band lower than 6.0)70 (Writing 21)577 (Writing 4.5)17617658
BAND C7 (no band lower than 6.5)94 (Writing 24)600 (Writing 5)176-185176-18565 No less than 58 in each skill
BAND D7 (no band lower than 7)94 (Writing 27)600 (Writing 5)185 18565 No less than 65 in each skill
BAND E7 (no band lower than 7, speaking and listening 7.5)102N/A185 (speaking and listening 191)185 (speaking and listening 191)73

Visa requirements for International students

Once selected, you would be required to submit an acceptance fee to receive a COE (Confirmation of Enrolment) which you will need to apply for a student visa.

  • Apply for Australian Student VISA subclass 500, six weeks before the commencement of classes.
  • Arrange the documents
  • Apply online for the VISA along with the documents
  • Receive VISA decision along with the following details:
    • your visa grant number
    • the date your visa expires
    • your visa conditions
  • Keep a copy of all the documents while arriving in Australia

Deakin University Graduate Admissions

Deakin University offers a diverse range of graduate programs in the field of Architecture & built environment, Business, Communication, Creative arts & writing, Education & teaching, Engineering, Health, Humanities & social sciences and Information technology.

Where to Apply -University Portal

Academic requirements - Award certificates, academic transcripts and formal identity papers All academic admission requirements must be fulfilled prior to admission.

Each graduate program has its own unique admission requirements.

CourseApplication DeadlineAcademic RequirementsMinimum English Language Proficiency
MBAT3: 3 Nov 2019,
T1: 23 Feb 2020,
Official Transcripts, CV, SOP,
work experience, Two LORs
Master of Information TechnologyT3: 3 Nov 2019,
T1: 23 Feb 2020,
A bachelor degree in relevant discipline6.5
Master of LawT3: 3 Nov 2019,
T1: 23 Feb 2020,
An LLB or equivalent in the same discipline leading to admission to practice;
Two years documented relevant professional experience
Master of ArchitectureIntake:
T1 – March,
T2 – July,
T3 - Nov 2019
Bachelor’s degree in architecture with a weighted average mark (WAM)
of 60 (or equivalent), OR a portfolio of relevant work.
Master of Biotechnology and BioinformaticsT1: 23 Feb 2020,
A bachelor’s degree in the same discipline with 60%6.5

The applicant will receive an acknowledgement email from Deakin International in a couple of days after the application has been received. The university release admission notification in 3 weeks for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework studies.

It is important to note that when lodging an application, all relevant fields in the application form should be completed and all relevant certified documents provided.

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