Deakin University / DU

Founded in 1974

With over 40 years of experience as one of Australia’s leading tertiary education providers, Deakin University won numerous awards and teaches over 53,000 students each year. We offer our students world-class programs and endless opportunities.

Deakin is known as a globally connected university, with five popular campuses – including an online Cloud Campus – and technology-rich learning centres across outer metropolitan Melbourne. With internationally recognised quality of research and teaching, Deakin ranked 213 in the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) putting Deakin in the top 2% of the world’s universities.

At the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership, researchers and students are working towards addressing some of humanity’s biggest challenges. Through teaching, research, policy development and innovation for the humanitarian sector the Centre strives to better serve communities affected by crisis with more responsive, efficient and relevant actions. The Centre aims to transform the way the humanitarian workforce is led, how humanitarian organisations operate, and challenging current approaches to humanitarian crisis response. The Centre is a collaboration between Deakin and Save the Children Australia.

The Centre's success is built on creating a hybrid system between practitioners and academia which promotes engagement with students, practitioners and stakeholders in a way that ensures their work has a measurable impact. Vital support from partner organisations means it can continue to fill an internationally recognised gap in education, innovation and research and export its programmes globally.

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  • Studying in Australia and life at Deakin

    Ranked #3 in Australia for graduate employability, Deakin University’s course curriculum integrates real-world expertise with practical skills to give our students a competitive edge (2016 Times Higher Education graduate employability ranking).

    Our curriculum is informed by the best in industry, ensuring our courses stay relevant. With such a broad network of industry partners at your disposal, you'll graduate with the knowledge and confidence to successfully enter the workforce and navigate the jobs of the future.
  • Academic calendar

    2018 Deakin University Academic Calendar 

    Trimester 1
    Teaching period begins Monday 5 March 2018
    Easter vacation/intra trimester break Friday 30 March – Sunday 8 April 2018
    Teaching period ends Friday 25 May 2018
    Study period Monday 28 May – Friday 1 June 2018
    Examinations begin Monday 4 June 2018
    Examinations end Friday 15 June 2018
    Inter trimester break Monday 18 June – Friday 6 July 2018
    Trimester 2
    Teaching period begins Monday 9 July 2018
    Intra trimester break Monday 13 – Sunday 19 August 2018
    Teaching period ends Friday 28 September 2018
    Study period Monday 1 – Friday 5 October 2018
    Examinations begin Monday 8 October 2018
    Examinations end Friday 19 October 2018
    Inter trimester break Monday 22 October – Friday 2 November 2018
    Trimester 3
    Teaching period begins Monday 5 November 2018
    Intra trimester break Monday 24 December 2018 - Sunday 6 January 2019
    Teaching period ends Friday 1 February 2019
    Study period Monday 4 – Wednesday 6 February 2019
    Examinations begin Thursday 7 February 2019
    Examinations end Friday 15 February 2019
    Inter trimester break Monday 18 February – Friday 1 March 2019
  • Accommodation

    Living on campus is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the Deakin experience. Join our resident community and get to know your neighbours from all around the world. Not only will you become part of a diverse and close-knit community, you'll be able to walk to your classes and enjoy everything the University has to offer with ease.

    Life on campus is so much more than just a comfy bed in a safe building. You'll be connected to a supportive student community and enjoy a whole range of exclusive activities across the year. This encouraging environment will ensure you're able to create a balanced study/social life. The student experience is at the heart of everything we do.
    Bordered by picturesque parkland, the accommodation at our Melbourne Burwood Campus is home to 1175 students. With a great mix of state-of-the-art contemporary student housing and traditional village living, students in Burwood enjoy a unique Melbourne lifestyle.

    Find out more about our Burwood campus student accommodation here.
  • Living costs

    Information can be found at and There are also a variety of more general cost of living sites that may be helpful in working out a reasonable budget, including (high end estimates as it’s aimed at professionals relocating to Melbourne), (aimed at students, signup required to see results), (most general with crowdsourced data).
  • Visas

    Information about student visas is available here.
  • Useful links

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    Deakin University travels the world to meet with future international students. 
    If you have questions about studying in Australia, visit our country pages to discover when we’ll be visiting your country and to read stories from other international students.
    Find out about life as an international student at Deakin. Visit our student stories hub.
    Do you have more questions about studying at Deakin?

    International students
    +61 3 9627 4877
    Domestic students 
    1800 693 888


Deakin University / DU

Centre for Humanitarian Leadership
Deakin University Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway, Burwood
VIC 3125 Australia

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Last updated: 9 November 2017