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Deakin University, Melbourne

Victoria, Australia

Est. 1974

Ranked among top 20 universities in AUS

About Deakin University, Melbourne

Deakin University, a Public University in Australia which was founded 1974 is named after the country’s second PM, Mr. Alfred Deakin. It is also placed in top 3% of World’s Universities in each of three major International rankings i.e. Times Higher Education, Academic ranking of World Universities (ARWU) and QS World University Rankings.
Deakin was the first University in the entire world to start an office in India. Certain programs like ‘Deakin at your doorstep’ are conducted by all eight learning centres across the Victoria region. This helps students who are residing in the rural area, or who are juggling between work, family and study.

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A$23,600 (~US$17,000) /year
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A$9,700 (~US$7,000) /year
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The University is located in Victoria, Australia which is Victoria’s fourth University and first one to focus on distance learning. The University has four campuses located at Burwood, Waurn Ponds, Geelong and Warrnambool. The Burwood campus in Melbourne is conveniently located in the vicinity of campus facilities like the medical clinic, food joint, bar, gym, bank, etc. Similarly, the Geelong Warun Ponds campus provides naturally rich residence with the picturesque landscape. Set on the banks of Hopkins River, the Warrnambool is also a good location.


The University is fully equipped with a good library, medical centres, cafeterias, prayer rooms, parent rooms, fitness centre, gym, bank, car parks, etc. However the parking space is limited. The campus has 24 hours operated computer laboratories and other research centres for fibres, textiles, carbon nexus, metal, casting, nuclear magnetic, plasma, etc.

Residing Options

The Deakin University provides both on-campus and off- campus residing options. At Melbourne Burwood Campus, the unique accommodation options are spacious, making both socialising and studying there fun. Burwood student village is available with 200 rooms and the new residence provides 400 rooms. The Geelong Warun Ponds campus has a capacity of around 800 students. The Warrnambool provides affordable residing options through shared studios and apartments for the students. All the residing options are conveniently close to the campus facilities.
The university provides suggestions on the off-campus residence. A search of property and things to consider while going for off-campus residence are properly mentioned on the website.


Australia is blessed with a fairly good climate. Therefore, students willing to opt for Deakin University need not worry about the climate. The campuses of the University are situated at different places. One campus is in Melbourne, two in Geelong and the last one at Warrnambool. The climate is more or less the same.You shall enjoy the warm summers, mild autumns and crisp winters. Though the climate is highly variable, the rising temperatures could be observed during January and February. June and July can be called as the coldest months in Victoria while October appears to be humid and wettest.Annual rainfall in Melbourne is lesser than that observed at Sydney.

Faculty and pedagogy

The University has two types of study modes: one is campus and another one is the cloud.
In campus mode, the students attend classes. They are taught by the well-known teaching fraternity. Teachers are helpful when you show interest in studies otherwise you are a free to leave the class anytime during the lecture. The university is also famous for implementing cloud mode of study wherein the students are enrolled as the regular students and have the similar syllabus for study. But they receive the course and study material online. However, they also have certain courses in which they are required to interact with the faculty members one to one.

Financial aid

As you know that it’s all about money, Deakin University provides all kind of support to its students when it comes to finance. The university is pledged to provide all sort of counselling on lifestyle in the foreign country and financial budget to the international students. Interest frees .loans, scholarships, fellowships, teaching assistance, other monetary help are also provided by ‘Deakin financial assistance services’

Jobs and placements

The University provides career counselling to all of its students. It has also drafted a policy student’s placement guidelines and resources in partnership with Department of Human services. The University also a strong network of more than 20,000 alumni located all across the 120 countries.


The list of alumni of Deakin University is adorned by following names;

  • Emma Alberici, a presenter with ABC
  • Julie Attwood, a Member of Queensland’s Legislative Assembly
  • Mark Blake, AFL player
  • Phillip Aspinall, Primate Anglican Church in Australia
  • Jimmy Bartel, a known football player...and the list goes on...

  • Verdict

    Every university has its own way of upbringing environment and culture. But if you make a choice for Deakin,you are choosing a leading provider of an innovative way of learning. Deakin though a young University, values the positive attitude of students and nurtures it.

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