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

Deakin offers as many as 100 undergraduate courses and around 150 graduate courses ranging from business to humanities to medicine. The university has 18% International student in its student body. Deakin invites application on a trimester basis.

  • Entry requirements for each Deakin degree differ and also depend on the country of applicant’s residence.
  • No application fee is charged when applied online.
  • Specific entry requirements for graduate programs differ by subject and study area.
  • Some graduate program requires work experience.


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 Admission Deadlines

Deakin University has three trimesters in which admissions are carried out. 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, not all courses are open at each admission intake.

Term/SemesterAdmissions OpenAdmissions Close
Undergraduate Program
Trimester 3Now Open3 November 2019
Trimester 15 August 201923 February 2020
Trimester 2TBATBA
Graduate Program
Trimester 3Now Open3 November 2019
Trimester 15 August 201923 February 2020
Trimester 2TBATBA

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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