Set among Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, Deakin University is the perfect place to combine the benefits of an on-campus experience with access to Melbourne’s renowned art and music scene. The university offers a wide range of courses designed to fit most majors, but is particularly known for its education and sports medicine programs. Students are greeted to their new life in Australia with Deakin’s Beach Welcome Program which takes participants to one of the region’s most scenic coastal spots and gets them quickly acclimated to their new university and home.


Semester Program
(February - June, July - November)


Application Deadlines:
Spring - Oct 30
Fall - April 21

35,000 Students

2.6 GPA to apply


Suburban Location
Traditional Campus

On-Campus Student Apartments


Spend a semester at an institution that was established in the 1970s as one of the new generation of Australian universities

Enjoy the Melbourne lifestyle. Voted the world’s most liveable city four times running, Melbourne will captivate you with its charming café culture and cool nightlife

Experience living on campus with local and international students

Participate in our Cultural Events Program – designed to introduce you to the local Melbourne scene

Explore the Great Barrier Reef and tropical far north Australia during your comprehensive six-day Orientation Program, with a week of adventure and learning

Experience an alternative Spring Break with our optional Thailand or New Zealand excursion

Appreciate access to TEAN’s in-country Resident Director for continued support throughout the semester

Students have the option to take a three course load for a discounted tuition rate.

Program Details


TEAN’s exclusive “Welcome Abroad” Orientation Program takes place in Cairns in the north of Australia famous for its tropical setting and access to the Great Barrier Reef – what better way to start the semester than a week full of adventure, including scuba diving and snorkeling on the largest coral reef system in the world? Your Australia Orientation is designed to set you up for a successful semester by introducing you to the local culture and academics while also getting to know your soon to be friends and having an exciting journey in the process. On the final day of Orientation, students travel to their host city where they are met by their local TEAN Resident Director and introduced to their housing and local area.

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Students attending Deakin have the option to live in on-campus housing or in the city in purpose-built student accommodation, close to all the action, and commute by public transport to campus.

TEAN Staff

Throughout your semester you will meet with the Melbourne Resident Director for informal discussions and excursions. Our staff is readily available and able to assist you with any academic, social or cultural issues that you may face during your time abroad.


About Deakin University

  • Established in the 1970s as one of the new generation of Australian universities, the original Deakin campus is in Geelong. Deakin’s main campus is now located in Melbourne, and is ranked in the top 50 universities under 50 years by the QS World University Rankings.
  • Deakin combines a traditional focus on excellence in teaching and research with a desire to create new ways of developing and delivering courses.
  • Ranked 32 in the world in the discipline of Education in the 2015 QS Discipline Rankings, ranked 3rd in the world for Sports Management in the Sports Business International 2014 Postgraduate Sports Course Rankings, ranked in the top 150 in the world in Accounting and Finance and top 200 in Business and Management Studies, Computer Science and Information Systems, Law, Politics and International Studies, Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology 2015 QS World University subject rankings.
  • Located in Melbourne’s green eastern suburbs, this contemporary campus is a 45-minute commute by public transport from the Melbourne city center.
  • Here you will find a traditional style campus layout, with architecture that reflects the youthfulness and creativity of Melbourne. The Melbourne campus offers a self-contained “village,” where students like to stay on campus in between classes, sneak in a quick workout at the gym, hit the student bar/bistro or meet at the Corner Café for a cup of latte before heading off to their next class.
  • All study abroad students are automatically included in Deakin’s Beach Orientation program. This is a three-day trip for study-abroad students where you will explore the famous Great Ocean Road, learn unique aspects of Australian culture and participate in activities such as surfing lessons, hiking in rainforests, mountain biking and photography.



Academic Departments and Schools at Deakin are divided into four academic divisions: Arts and Education; Business and Law; Health and Science, Engineering and Built Environment.

Courses are available in the below disciplines. For detailed instructions on how to find and select courses, and a list of popular courses at Deakin, refer to Step 2 – Get Schooled – of our 6 easy steps to studying abroad. You can also refer to our Deakin University online course catalog instructions for a listing of all courses, and how to navigate the online catalog. Students enroll in 3 – 4 courses per semester (between 3 and 5 Deakin credits), which usually transfers as 12 – 16 U.S. semester credits.

Subject Area
  • Accounting
  • Asian Business Studies
  • Business Administration/Management
  • Construction Management
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Event Management
  • Finance
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business
  • Logistics Management
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate / Property
  • Sports Management
Communications & Media
  • Animation
  • Cinematography
  • Communication Studies
  • Creative Writing / Professional Writing
  • Film (Practical)
  • Film / TV Studies (Theory)
  • Journalism (General)
  • Mass Communication
  • Media Studies
  • Media/Multimedia
  • New Media
  • Public Relations
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education
  • Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Engineering, Computer Engineering
  • Engineering, Electrical
  • Engineering, Environmental
  • Engineering, Mechanical
  • Engineering, Robotics and Mechatronics
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Marine Biology
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Sustainable Resource Management
  • Dietetics
  • Disability Studies
  • Food Science
  • Health Administration
  • Health Science (General)
  • Kinesiology / Exercise Science / Athletic Training / Human Movement
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy / Physiotherapy
  • Public Health
  • Sport and Leisure Studies
Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Criminology/Criminal Justice
  • Development Studies
  • Family/Human Studies (Humanities)
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • Law
  • Literature
  • Museum Studies
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Urban Planning
International Studies
  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Arabic Language / Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • Australian Studies
  • Chinese Language / Studies
  • International Relations
  • Islamic Studies
  • Middle East Studies
  • Southeast Asian Studies
  • Spanish Language / Studies
  • Anatomy
  • Animal Science
  • Aquaculture
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Forensic Science
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Oceanography
  • Statistics
  • Zoology
Visual & Performing Arts, & Design
  • Architecture
  • Dance
  • Graphic Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Theatre
  • Theatre Performance
  • Video Game Design
  • Vocal Performance
  • Web Design



  • 2.6 GPA.
  • Sophomore standing at a four-year degree-granting institution at the time of enrollment.
  • Freshmen and/or students attending a two-year institution may be considered on a case by case basis.

Events & Excursions

Activities / Immersion

Our local staff arrange various activities during the semester designed to help immerse you in the local culture. These activities are included in your semester program. In addition, if you have a specific interest or hobby, your Melbourne-based TEAN Resident Director will be able to point you in the right direction. Below are examples of previous activities arranged for students. Note that activities change each semester.

In addition to the TEAN-organized events, to make sure you don’t miss out on any opportunities, our local staff send out frequent emails letting you know what is happening in Melbourne. Ranging from community events to music festivals, we tap you into the local culture right from the start.

Melbourne walking tour

Included within the first few weeks after arriving in Melbourne, we walk and jump on trams all over the city, clueing you into the local secrets. Melbourne’s city center is made up of winding bylanes, and it’s here where you find unique cafes, bars, restaurants and galleries. We’ll also explore Melbourne’s urban villages, ending the day in an iconic locals-only venue for dinner. This day will set you up with the knowledge you need to make the most of your time in this great city.

Aussie Rules Football match

There is no sporting event that gets the sports-mad Victorian more vocal than the Aussie Rules Football match. Australian Rules football began in Victoria in the 1850s, predating American football, rugby and soccer. It’s not like other football types, the best explanation is to experience a game yourself. We see a game between two local rivals, and sample a local culinary favorite – the meat pie! It’s the hot dog equivalent of the Australian spectator sporting experience.

Local original live music

Melbourne is known for its local, live music scene and excellent intimate venues. We make sure students get to experience becoming part of a local crowd by heading to a show of an Australian band at an incredible venue. If you have a music genre preference, let your local staff know and we’ll try to accommodate your request – or at least give you some recommendations to check out on your own!

Optional Excursions

During the semester, you’ll be busy with class and exploring your local area on the weekends. With this in mind, TEAN encourages students to get to know Australia better or travel to even more exotic destinations with pre- and mid-semester excursions organized during school breaks.


New Zealand’s South Island offers some of the most magnificent natural environments this planet has to offer and is home to some of the world’s most extreme adventure sports! From the Southern Hemisphere’s highest (and original) bungee jump, to jet boating through ravines, whitewater rafting raging rapids and hiking glaciers, you won’t be bored or disappointed! This excursion is usually offered as a mid-semester break excursion.

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Take advantage of Australia’s ideal location in the South Pacific and explore exotic Asian destinations. With TEAN’s exclusive nine-day excursion to Thailand, you’ll find yourself bathing elephants in a river, learning to cook Thai food, visiting exotic temples and spending the evening with hilltribe villagers. With the culture of the north and the beaches of the south, this excursion, usually offered during mid-semester break, is not to be missed.

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Program Dates

Spring 2017

Application Deadline Oct 30
Date of Departure Feb 12
TEAN Orientation Feb 14  Feb 19
University Orientation  Feb 23 March 3
Classes Begin March 6
Semester Break April 10 April 18
Classes End May 26
Study Period May 29 June 2
Exam Period June 5 June 16
Program Ends June 17

Fall 2016

Date of Departure July 1
TEAN Orientation July 3*
Housing Move-In  July 3
University Orientation  July 4 July 8
Classes Begin July 11
Semester Break  Aug 15 Aug 21
Classes End  Sept 30
Study Period Oct 3 Oct 7
Exam Period  Oct 10 Oct 21
Program Ends  Oct 22

*Due to program dates for Fall 2016, Deakin students will not attend the TEAN Orientation in Cairns. There will be a local Melbourne Orientation with TEAN.

Fees & Inclusions

Spring 2017

  • Tuition and services: $12,580*
  • Housing (on campus): $4,750

*Students have the option of taking 3 courses (opposed to 4) for a discount of up to $1,725 – pending approval from their home university.

What’s Included

  • Full tuition
  • Guaranteed, pre-arranged housing
  • Overseas health insurance, plus evacuation and repatriation insurance
  • Services of local Resident Directors
  • Six-day Orientation Program with some meals, excursions, accommodations and transportation
  • Cultural events scheduled throughout the semester
  • Wireless internet access in all housing
  • Access to pre-arranged and affordable cell phone packages
  • Access to unique and exciting optional excursions which may include New Zealand, Thailand and other places
  • Access to competitive airfares and pre-arranged flight itineraries
  • Extensive pre-departure counseling and information packets
  • University and course selection advice
  • Official academic transcripts from host institution
  • Credit approval and transfer assistance
  • Help with student visa preparation
  • Financial aid transfer planning
  • Airport pickup and reception in Melbourne
  • Arrival Welcome packet containing important local contact details and information
  • Melbourne Farewell Dinner at conclusion of program
  • Host university orientation

What’s Not Included

  • International airfare ($1,900)
  • Domestic airfare in US ($500)
  • Student visa ($475)
  • Books ($365)
  • Meals during the semester ($2,000)
  • Airport transfer at the end of the semester ($50)

*Numbers are estimated based on previous student experience and budget. Actual amounts will vary depending on student.


TEAN Scholarships

In addition to the current financial aid you receive, you may want to consider one of our many scholarships. Each year we award thousands of scholarship dollars to qualified program participants, including a full ride scholarship for a Fall or Summer program. Refer to our Scholarships information for details.

We Love Deakin

Kate Hilby

Kate Hilby

Program Manager

Melbourne Tip
Corner Hotel

Melbournians love live music, chicken parmagiana and rooftop bars, and the Corner Hotel in Richmond has all three! Highlighting the best in local and international acts this venue, which has been around since the 1950’s, is always busy with people enjoying the live music in the band room downstairs or having a few cold beers and enjoying the food up on the rooftop.


Kristen Jackson

Kristen Jackson

Senior Program Manager

Melbourne Tip
Acland St, St Kilda

A quick tram ride south of the city will take you to the heart of Melbourne’s most popular beach, St Kilda. A much loved destination for locals and tourists, Acland Street in St Kilda is famous for it’s café’s and cake stores. The locals love to do ‘coffee and cake on Acland’ so take you pick at the mouth watering cakes and pastries on display in the shop fronts.  Whilst there, stop in at one of the many bars, go for a swim at the beach or ride the rollercoaster at Melbourne’s iconic Luna Park.

Rob Gaetano

Rob Gaetano

Resident Director - Melbourne

Melbourne Tip
Royal Botanic Gardens

Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens is home to beautiful flora, lakes, an impressive war memorial, numerous statues and a man-made amphitheatre. But it’s the running track that circles and cuts it way through the gardens like a winding snake that draws most locals in. The running track is frequented by the health conscious and active Melbournians and when using this track it is affectionately known as “running the tan”. So get your sneakers on and join in the lunch-time run or the Sunday morning jog like a true local!

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