Deakin University

Geelong, Victoria


University Location Geelong, Victoria
Address 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria 3125 Australia
Main Campus Burwood
City Population 190,000
Student Population 64,500
Int'l Student Population 11,200
Semester 1 Start February
Semester 2 Start July
Semester 3 Start November


Deakin University has always been ahead of the curve. From being the first Australian university to specialize in distance education to becoming the university with Victoria’s most satisfied students eight years running, Deakin has a long and illustrious history.

Deakin University is ranked in the top 1% of all universities worldwide (ShanghaiRankings) and is among the top 50 young universities in the world (QS, Times Higher Education).

Degrees at Deakin are world-class. In the 2018 QS World University Rankings by subject, Deakin was ranked in the top 1% of all universities worldwide in 21 study areas, including business, computer science, education, law, medicine, nursing, and more. Deakin is also ranked #1 in the world for Sport Science (ShanghaiRankings)^.

Why Study Here?

Deakin University aims to be Australia’s most progressive university—relevant, innovative and responsive in all its activities. 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 the ninth consecutive year according to the Australian Graduate Survey (2010–15) and the Graduate Outcomes Survey, QILT (2016–18).

Deakin is a global leader ranked in the top 1% in a number of study areas, including accounting and finance, architecture, education, law, communication and media studies, nursing and medicine.* Deakin is also ranked #1 in the world for sport science** and 8th in the world for postgraduate sports management.***

Students can get involved through more than 150 clubs and societies or make use of Deakin’s wide range of student services and support. Deakin Genie, your personalized digital assistant, is an award-winning app developed by Deakin to help students keep track of their commitments and get the most out of their time at university!

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

^ShanghaiRankings World University Rankings
*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021
** ShanghaiRankings Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments 2021
*** Sport Business International 2018

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.