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Tuition fees for international students

As an international fee paying student, you can be enrolled in either an award course or a non-award course.

The information below is for award course students. If you need non-award information, please visit international student non-award tuition fees.

The tuition fees you are charged for each study period depend on when you commenced your course. The fee rates shown below are for award courses. If you are enrolled in a non-award unit, you can check your tuition fees using the Deakin fee estimator.

How are my tuition fees calculated?

As an international student enrolled in an award course, the tuition fees you are charged will be calculated based on:

  • your course*
  • the year you started studying
  • your study load.

*If you commenced your course in 2015 or earlier  your tuition fees are calculated based on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. Different units have different fees which depend on how much each unit costs the University to provide. For example, units which require laboratories or special equipment may cost more than units which do not. Fee rates are listed below.

You can estimate your tuition fees using the Deakin fee estimator or refer to the tables below.

Tuition fees can increase by up to 6% each academic year.

Find your course fee and unit EFTSL value

If you are unsure about your annual course fee* or the EFTSL value of a unit, please refer to the University Handbook for the year you are studying.

*Annual course fee generally means 8 credit points over the academic year or 1 EFTSL (Equivalent Full Time Study Load) unless otherwise explained.

Calculating your unit and course fees

Each unit you enrol in will have its own EFTSL value. To determine the cost of each unit, the following calculation should be used:

Annual course fee* x unit EFTSL value = unit price

For example:

Joe is studying A300 – Bachelor of Arts and undertaking unit ALR207 Media relations. Joe’s tuition fee for this unit will be $3,775.00.

$30,200.00 x 0.125 = $3,775.00

* If you are undertaking a graduate certificate, the course fee displayed will be for 0.5 EFTSL so you will need to double it before using the above formula. Course fees shown are indicative.

Your course fee will be the total of all your unit fees.

Fee information for students who commenced in 2015 or earlier

To estimate your course fees, use the Deakin fee estimator or you can use the tables below as a guide.

2023 fees for students who commenced in 2015 or before

  • Undergraduate full fee
  • Postgraduate full fee
  • Higher Degrees by Research

If you are undertaking D302 Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry, the EFTSL undertaken each year is 1.5 EFTSL. You will need to double the rate shown to determine your annual course cost.

What is the fees of Deakin University?

Named after the second prime minister of Australia, Deakin University is a public university in Victoria, Australia. In 1974, the Federal Cabinet Welfare Committee decided that Deakin University will be Victoria’s fourth university based in Geelong. Deakin Uni is the first Australian university to specialize in distance education and is in the top 1% of universities globally.

Year of establishment1974
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Accepted ExamsTOEFLPTE+1 More
Total International Students11878
Size of Campus in acres67
UG/PG Course Ratio1.86
Endowments ValueAustralian Dollar 1 billion
No.of Campuses5
Accommodation expenses9328 AUD for 1 sharing (UG),11024 AUD for 1 sharing (PG)
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Does Deakin University give full scholarship to international students?

How much will my course cost?

Your tuition fees will vary depending on your course and the year you start. Our fees estimator tool will give you a better idea of your study costs. Remember, this is a guide only as tuition fees can change from year to year.

Calculate your fees

When do I pay my fees?

Before you enrol, you will need to make an upfront fee payment to Deakin to accept your offer. This information is in your Letter of Offer. This payment will be based on full-time enrolment. The actual fees you will be charged may differ once you select your units. When you make the payment, we issue you a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). You can then apply for your student visa.

Accept your offer and pay

Defer your offer and pay later

We understand that sometimes plans change. You can defer your offer until you are able to pay your fees in full.

Contact us to defer

How to get a refund

Life can sometimes get in the way of study. We may be able to offer you a partial or full refund if you need to withdraw from a unit or your course.

Learn more about our refund policy

Are you a current international student?

If you are currently studying with us, you can find detailed fee information on our student site.

Read current student fee information

How to pay your fees

Accept your offer with Deakin’s international student application service StudyLink Connect, then pay your fees through the payment portal or use one of our online international payment providers.

Deakin’s payment portal

Log in to StudyLink Connect and pay via credit card, FlyWire or PayPal. The portal will list your full deposit amount – you cannot pay in instalments through the portal. Contact our friendly admissions team at [email protected] or +61 3 9251 7757 for help.

Other payment options

You can pay your deposit in part or in full through our preferred international payment providers FlyWireConvera GlobalPay or financial guarantee (for sponsored students). For help, contact the Flywire customer support team at [email protected] or +61 2 8311 4772, or contact the Convera student enquiries team at [email protected] or +61 2 8585 7351.

Benefits of paying online

Use one of our preferred online payment options and benefit from:

  • fast online payments
  • a quick acceptance process (apply for a student visa sooner)
  • no hidden charges
  • payment tracking
  • instant processing if you use PayPal or a credit card
  • locked in currency conversion rate (72 hours for certain transactions).

How to pay your accommodation and living costs

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