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Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

Deakin University has four campuses in Southern Australia - one in Melbourne's eastern suburbs, two in the port city of Geelong just south of Melbourne, and one in Warrnambool on the south-west coast of Victoria. Most exchange students will be at the main Burwood campus in Melbourne.

Map of Deakin University campuses


Open to undergraduate and graduate students in all majors.

Academic areas: Arts & Education, Business & Law, Health, and Science & Technology. Deakin is an especially great fit for students in the Social Sciences (Political Science, International Relations, Communications), Visual Arts & Media Studies, Education & Children's Literature, and Marine Sciences.

Academics at Deakin University

Global Citizenship Program - Exchange students in any academic area can join this exciting program during their international exchange at Deakin University.


Yes - English is the official language of instruction at Deakin University, and the primary language spoken in Australia.


Fall Semester Mid July - mid November ("2nd Semester")
Spring Semester Mid February - late June ("1st Semester")
Students may study at Deakin University for two consecutive semesters, starting in the fall or spring.

Deakin University Academic Calendar


Exchange students may apply for pre-arranged housing in Deakin University on-campus Residences, or in Deakin's off-campus residences (several options).
Arrange your own housing
Students may arrange their own off-campus housing.

Deakin University Housing


TUITION - MIX students register as full-time students at UH Manoa and pay regular UHM tuition & fees.  Your tuition category (Resident, Non-Resident, WUE, etc., stays the same). You do not pay overseas tuition. 

LIVING EXPENSES - You are responsible for all living expenses, including health insurance, books/supplies, room & meals, personal expenses, airfare, local transportation, and any costs associated with obtaining a visa (if applicable). Below are estimates for planning purposes only; amounts are listed per semester, and will vary based on your individual needs.    

  • Health Insurance: $200-400
  • Books & Supplies: $200 - 500
  • Room & Meals: $6,000-8,000
  • Personal Expenses: $2,000 - 2,500
  • Airfare & Local Transportation: $1,300 - 2,000
  • Visa Expenses: $500-600

FINANCIAL AID - Since you are still a registered UHM student while on MIX, you continue to be eligible to receive financial aid and scholarships.  If you submit a ‘MIX Student Budget for Financial Aid Purposes’ form, UHM financial aid will take into consideration your overseas living and travel expenses when awarding your grants/loans. More info on Financial Aid & Scholarships for MIX    


Visa information: Exchange students can apply for a student visa to Australia once they receive their official electronic Confirmation of Enrollment (eCOE) from their host university in Australia. Use your eCOE to apply for a visa online at the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship website. The cost for an Australian visa is approximately $535 Australian dollars.


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