Deakin University

Geelong, Victoria


University Location Geelong, Victoria
Address 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria 3125 Australia
Main Campus Burwood
City Population 278,000
Student Population 60,000
Int'l Student Population 11,200
Semester 1 Start February
Semester 2 Start July
Semester 3 Start November


Deakin University ranks among the top 1% of universities in the world, and strives to be relevant, progressive, innovative and responsive in its endeavours. As a world-class research and teaching institution, Deakin offers learning that is delivered dynamically both on campus and online across a range of study areas. Deakin’s  School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences is #1 in the world (ShanghaiRanking Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments), and Deakin consistently wins first place in the state of Victoria for student satisfaction.

Whatever degree you choose to study, the opportunity to undertake practical application of the content gives you the opportunity to apply your knowledge while exploring your career options all as part of your course!  Students can get involved through more than 150 clubs and societies or make use of Deakin’s wide range of student services and support.

From its award winning career services to the top quality student experience, Deakin University continues to put the student first!

Why Study Here?

Scholastic excellence, top-quality research, industry partnerships and tailored courses are some of the reasons why students all over the world choose Deakin.

Deakin offers more than just a quality Australian degree. You will have experiences that will help develop you as a person. In fact, Deakin has maintained the highest level of overall student satisfaction among Victorian universities for more than 13 years!

As a Deakin student, you won’t just be learning from the desk! You’ll find the Deakin approach places emphasis on practical experience, learning through real-world experiences. Whatever degree you choose, industry placements give you the opportunity to apply your knowledge and explore your career options as you learn. The university’s curriculum is informed by the best in industry, so Deakin’s degrees stay relevant. Deakin students develop the skills and knowledge they need to graduate not just job-ready, but with an advantage.

Popular Deakin University programs for Canadians include medicine, law, occupational therapy, nursing, public health, and teaching.

Location Details

Deakin has four modern, fully equipped campuses—in Melbourne (Burwood campus), Geelong (Waurn Ponds campus) and Warrnambool—and an innovative online learning environment (Cloud Campus). Each campus offers a unique and stimulating teaching, learning and research environment.

Melbourne is the capital of Victoria and home to approximately 4.8 million people. It is the second-largest and most cosmopolitan city in Australia. Melbourne is frequently judged as one of the top 10 most liveable cities in the world according to the Economist Intelligence Unit. The city has been ranked the sixth most student-friendly city in the world in the QS Best Student City Rankings 2022.

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
If you’re going to study medicine at Deakin, you’ll be at the Waurn Ponds campus in Geelong! You get the best of both worlds in the suburb of Waurn Ponds: world-class programs and superb facilities, as well as a relaxing, regional environment close to some of Australia’s best surf beaches. Geelong is a port city in the state of Victoria and is home to 190,000 people and is approximately 75 km southwest of Melbourne.

Outdoor areas and spacious new buildings are perfect for both socializing and studying at this campus. It offers incredible sport facilities and is home to Deakin’s Elite Sport Precinct, which includes an Australian rules football oval, FIFA-grade soccer pitch, eight lane 400-metre athletics track, outdoor basketball court and more.

Like Melbourne, Geelong enjoys four distinct seasons. It has a temperate oceanic climate moderate precipitation, warm summers, and mild to cool winters. February is the hottest month and July is the coldest. Summer averages at about 25°C and winter at 14°C.


“They definitely value their students”

Why did I chose Deakin? They definitely value their students and really want to get to know us each and talk with us like they are our peers. They really see us as their equals. We learned from them and they learned from us and I really liked that.

Briana N
Doctor of Medicine
Deakin University, 2023

“…good program”

Good campus, good program. Decent class size.

Manal C
Doctor of Medicine
Deakin University, 2023

“Like the new facilities”

I like the new facilities and the science teaching.

Jordan L
Doctor of Medicine
Deakin University, 2023

“Lots of services”

lots of services, good culture, needs more support for internationals, help with studying (how to study more effectively). decent class size (130) small groups for building connections. Quite a few clubs available. Im part of the Skill it Kitchen - learn to plan and make affordable and nutritious foods.

Arjun D
Doctor of Medicine
Deakin University, 2022