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  • Locations: Melbourne, Australia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
  • Program Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: CSULB applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.6 Program Type: CSULB Exchange
Language of Instruction: English Language Requirements: None
Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Financial Aid: ASI-CSULB Scholarship, Cal Grant A, Cal Grant B, EOP Grant, Pell Grant, Perkins Loan, PLUS Loan, Private Loans, SEOG Grant, Stafford Loan, SUG Grant, Veteran's Benefits
Areas of Study: Accountancy, Anthropology, Art, Biology, Business Administration, Child Development, Chinese Language, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Community Health, Comparative World Literature, Construction Management, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Envirnomental Science and Policy, Exercise Science, Film, Finance, Food Science, Geography, Health Care Administration, Health Science, History, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, International Business, International Studies, Journalism and Public Relations, Kinesiology, Liberal Studies, Management, Marine Biology, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Nutrition and Dietetics, Philosophy, Physical Therapy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy, Religious Studies, Sociology, Sports Psycology, Theatre Arts, Woman's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Zoology
Program Description:

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About:  Deakin University is located in Melbourne, the capital of Victoria, in the south-east part of Austrailia. A British, Victorian-era city, with great diversity, it has large museums, music halls and public art.

Deakin has four campus locations (Geelong Waterfront, Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, & Warrnambool) but the Geelong and Burwood are are most common.

Webpage: Study Abroad and Exchange at Deakin 

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Helpful Academic Links:

  • To get started, you can view a list of academic offerings at Deakin University to ensure that this program is a good academic match for you. 
  • Then view the unit (class) search to find specific offerings for your degree.
  • Additional information regarding the academic offerings are available in the handbook
  • It is also recommended to consider these pre-approved units (classes) because during the enrollment process they do not require an assessment by Deakin's academic department which can result in faster processing time. 
  • If you need to obtain a unit guide (syllabus) you can contact the applicable academic department and provide the unit code, unit name and study period. 

Tips for Searching Courses:

  • Unit – refers to subject/ modules/ class
  • Course – refers to a degree, example a 3 year degree
  • The first three letters of a unit code relate to a discipline of study, so when searching the handbook it might be useful to search by using the letters noted below. 
    • AC – Creative Arts/Film/Communication/Design/Animation (Communications and Creative Arts)
    • AI – Language/History/Cultural Studies/International Studies  (Humanities)
    • EC - Education
    • EE/ES/HB/HM/HN/HP/HS – Health, Nursing, Social Work, Psychology (Health)
    • MA/MI/MM/MW/MP – Business, Commerce, Management, Finance
    • ML – Law
    • SI/SL/ES/SE – Science, Environmental Science, Engineering
    • SR – Architecture, Construction

Which Campus?
Please note you cannot study in different cities and the units you choose must be at campuses in the same city.

  • (B) = Melbourne campus at Burwood
    • The Melbourne Burwood Campus is located in Melbourne’s green, eastern suburbs, 45 minutes by tram to the city. On route, the tram passes through some great urban villages. If you are into the Contemporary Arts (Dance, Drama, Photography, Film, and Visual Arts) then this is a great place for you. This campus also offers a full range of courses, in Arts, Sciences, Health, Business and Education.
  • (G)=Geelong campus at Waurn Ponds
    • The Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus is located 15 minutes from Australia’s surf coast, in a town of 220 000 yet only an hour by train from Melbourne. The campus has 4 500 students, a great size to maintain the personal feel, with a comprehensive range of courses.
  • (W)=Warrnambool campus
    • The Warrnambool Campus has just 1 000 students in a town of 30 000 on the coast, three hours from Melbourne by train or car. If Marine Sciences or any water-based study is your thing then this is the place for you, however this campus also offers a full range of Arts, Sciences, Education and Business courses.
  • (S)=Geelong waterfront campus
    • The Geelong Waterfront Campus is located on the foreshore of Corio Bay in the central business district of Geelong. Originally built in 1893, the buildings have been extensively renovated to create a modern and impressive campus. More than 1200 students are based at the campus which offers courses in Architecture, Construction Management, Nursing, Social Work, Occupational Therapy and Business.
  • (X) is off campus and not available to study abroad and exchange

For information on Deakin campuses, click here.

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Deakin offers three housing options to students. Participants can apply for on-campus residences, enjoy a homestay experience or receive assisted off-campus accommodation on arrival. Preferences can be submitted in Deakin online application. 

***Note: Since Australia is located in the Southern Hemisphere, seasons are opposite of the USA.  Opposite seasons have different weather and semester/term dates.***

Calendar of Dates
Trimester 1: 
Mid-February arrival, Final exams: early to-mid June
Trimester 2:  Early July arrival, Final exams: mid October

All Exchange and Study Abroad students require a student visa (Non-award, subclass #575). Students cannot apply for this visa until they have been issued with a Confirmation of Enrollment letter. Students will have the right to work in Australia on the basis of their primary visa application. Please contact the nearest Australian Embassy or Consulate for more information or consult
the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection website

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Students should be prepared to pay for the Australian Overseas Student Health Coverage for their duration of stay in Australia.

If you currently receive financial aid, you will be able to apply financial aid to most study abroad experiences (except CSULB faculty-led courses in summer and winter). Students should complete the Financial Aid Study Abroad Form, bring it to the study abroad office to be signed by an advisor, then dropped off in the financial aid office. Additional financing information can be found at this webpage.

Also, all students are eligible for either need-based subsidized or unsubsidized non-need-based federal direct loans. A list of alternative student loans is available in the CSULB Office of Financial Aid (BH-123).

ASI Scholarship

•   They speak English. You’ll enjoy the fun little sayings that Aussies say like “Good on ya” and “How ya goin” and “Fair dinkum”
•   The accent can be thick, especially in the country. They talk kind of fast so it might take a little while before you can understand everything. They also like to shorten words where possible.
     — Spring, 2013 Participant
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2021-2022 03/15/2021 04/01/2021 TBA TBA
Fall 2021 03/15/2021 04/01/2021 TBA TBA
Calendar Year 2022 10/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2022 10/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2022-2023 10/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.