Academic entry requirements
Each Deakin University degree and study area has its own academic entry requirements, based upon your previous secondary school and university results.
If your place of study or academic achievements aren't mentioned here, don’t worry. Deakin can still assess your application. Our admissions team can take your academic record and other accomplishments, including work experience, into consideration.
Undergraduate course academic requirements
You can find entry requirements specific to your previous country of study on this page.
Courses studied at different Deakin campuses may have different admission requirements, download the International undergraduate entry requirements (PDF, 6.8MB) for more information.
Postgraduate course academic requirements
Entry requirements differ by subject and study area – you can find specific details on the course page for your chosen degree. General entry requirements by qualification type are outlined below. You can also download the International UG and PG Course Guide (PDF, 17MB) for more information.
Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diplomas
You must have either one of the following:
- an approved three-year undergraduate degree or equivalent from an approved university or other educational institution
- equivalent qualifications through examination or relevant professional or industrial experience.
Masters degree by coursework
You will have completed at least a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, of an acceptable standard from an approved university or other educational institution.
Masters degree by research
You have a bachelor degree with honours (second class or above) from a recognised tertiary institution in an appropriate discipline for which Deakin can provide the required supervisory expertise.
Please contact Deakin University faculty staff to discuss your research areas of interest before submitting an application.
Doctoral programs/higher degrees by research
You hold a bachelor degree with honours (second class or above) or a masters degree by research from a recognised tertiary institution in an appropriate discipline for which Deakin can provide the required supervisory expertise.
Please contact Deakin faculty staff to discuss your research areas of interest before submitting an application.
You can find more information about Deakin courses in the undergraduate and postgraduate course guides.
Download the 2023 International UG and PG Course Guide (PDF, 17MB)
English language requirements
To study at Deakin, you will need to be able to read, speak, write and listen to English. Different degrees have different English language requirements.
You will need a student visa
International students who want to study in Australia may need to obtain an Australian student visa. It is a good idea to check your eligibility for a student visa before you start your application.
Find out if you are eligible for a student visa at Australia's Department of Home Affairs website
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Finding your degree at Deakin
Maybe you already know what you want to study, or you are still figuring out your dream degree. Searching and browsing our courses is easy – just remember to check our language and academic requirements. They are listed on each course page.
Other ways to meet our requirements
Don't worry if you don't meet all Deakin’s requirements right now. If you meet academic entrance criteria but don’t have the required English language skills, you will automatically be eligible for entry into DUELI to help you prepare for degree-level study. If you need to improve your academic results in order to meet degree course entry requirements, we can help you through Deakin College.
Students under 18 years old
You can study at Deakin in Australia if you are under 18 years old and:
- you are accompanied by a parent or legal custodian
- you stay with a suitable relative
- your education provider provides a written statement saying that your accommodation, support and general welfare arrangements are appropriate.
If you completed Australian Year 12 in Australia or overseas in 2021
International students who completed an Australian Year 12 in Australia or overseas should apply for undergraduate courses through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC), as well as directly to Deakin through StudyLink Connect - Deakin University's International Student Application Service.
Visit our How to apply page for more information.