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 science 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.

Overview

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 five-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

Take three courses instead of four to receive discounted tuition. (Three courses is equivalent to 9 – 12 U.S. credits depending on your home university’s credit transfer policy.)

Program Details

Orientation

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 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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Housing

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

Our team works with you start to finish through the study abroad process. Our programs staff will help guide you through the application process to go abroad, then upon arrival in Australia, you will meet our team who will provide assistance during your time in-country. 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 questions or issues that you may face during your time abroad.

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University

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’s Business School is one of 150 universities worldwide to have both AACSB and EQUIS accreditation.
  • 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 2020 QS Discipline Rankings, ranked 19th in the world for Sports Management in the Sports Business International 2019 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 2020 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.

Location

Deakin University is located in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs and is a 45-minute commute by public transport from the city center. Visit the google map link below to see the campus location.

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Courses

Courses

Courses are available in the below disciplines. For detailed instructions on how to find and select courses, and a list of popular courses see our course selection instructionsStudents enroll in 3 – 4 courses per semester (between 3 and 5 Deakin credits), which usually transfers as 12 – 16 U.S. semester credits.

Find Courses 

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.

Discipline
Subject Area
Business
  • 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
Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education
  • Teaching English as a Second Language
Engineering
  • Engineering, Computer Engineering
  • Engineering, Electrical
  • Engineering, Environmental
  • Engineering, Mechanical
  • Engineering, Robotics and Mechatronics
Environment
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Marine Biology
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Sustainable Resource Management
Health
  • 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
Science
  • 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

Eligibility

ELIGIBILITY

  • 2.6 GPA.
  • Minimum sophomore standing at a four-year institution at the time of participation.
  • 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 excursions organized during school breaks. Participating in these excursions will depend on your program dates and semester abroad.  

SOUTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND

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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THAILAND

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

APPLICATION DEADLINES

TEAN has a rolling admissions process. We recommend submitting your application anytime from June for Spring applications, and from January for Fall applications. Late applications may be considered. Contact TEAN if the application deadline has passed.

Spring Deadline Oct 15
Fall Deadline April 3

Fall 2021*

Date of Departure Early July
TEAN Orientation TBD
University Orientation TBD
Classes Begin July 12
Semester Break Aug 16 Aug 22
Classes End Oct 1
Study Period Oct 4 Oct 8
Exam Period Oct 11 Oct 22
Program Ends Oct 23

*These dates are tentative. Final dates will be released closer to departure.

Spring 2021

This program not running for Spring 2021. Please check back for future available terms.

Arrival in Australia Late Feb
TEAN Orientation TBA
University Orientation TBA TBA
Classes Begin Mar 8
Semester Break Apr 1 Apr 11
Classes End May 28
Study Period May 31 Jun 4
Exam Period Jun 7 Jun 18
Program Ends Jun 19

Fees & Inclusions

Spring 2021

  • Estimated tuition and program fees: $12,880*
  • Estimated housing (on campus): $5,100

*Tuition for 4 courses. Students have the option of taking 3 courses for a discount of up to $1,965 – pending approval from their home university.


Fall 2020

  • Tuition and program fees: $12,880*
  • Housing (on campus): $5,100

*Tuition for 4 courses. Students have the option of taking 3 courses for a discount of up to $1,965 – pending approval from their home university.


What’s Included

  • Full tuition (4 courses) 
  • Guaranteed, pre-arranged housing
  • Overseas health insurance, plus evacuation and repatriation insurance
  • Services of local Resident Directors
  • Five-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 ($1,800)
  • Domestic airfare in US ($500)
  • Student visa ($450)
  • Books ($365)
  • Meals during the semester ($2,500)
  • Airport transfer at the end of the semester ($50)
  • Travel insurance ($350)
  • Travel and personal expenses ($1,500 – 2,500+)

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

Scholarships

TEAN Scholarships

Apply for TEAN scholarships – starting at $1,000 – for the chance to receive money specifically for studying abroad. Each year we award thousands of dollars in need- and merit-based scholarships, diversity scholarships, a full ride scholarship and more. Visit our scholarships page for details!

#1 for Sports Science

Deakin University’s School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences is ranked the #1 sports science program in the world by ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments 2016. Deakin offers a comprehensive program from sports nutrition to clinical exercise physiology and sport management.

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Students Say
"My favorite classes at Deakin were Sports Nutrition and Diet & Disease. They differed from most classes I have taken at home because they were focused on application of concepts."
Caroline Andrews, Clemson University

We Love Melbourne

Photo of TEAN Staff Ange Hart

Ange Hart

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!

Molly Laycob

Assistant 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.

Q&A

What inspired you to pursue your masters degree in Sustainability?
My mom instilled me in from an extremely young age that the natural environment, along with all of the wild species that call it home, are the most important pieces to our ecosystem and that we should respect them deeply. Thankfully, after an academic career based around environmental science, one buzzword kept coming back into my life that encompassed everything that I stood for – sustainability – and I jumped at the opportunity to pursue a masters degree in a field that combines the preservation of our natural environment while also factoring in the needs of human beings.

In what ways is study abroad tied to sustainability?
Studying abroad gives students an opportunity to live their life in an environment which differs from the one in which they were raised. Some students may find themselves in situations where they are very pleased with the pro-environmental initiatives in their host country…or shocked by the lack of. It is an opportunity to understand the reasonings behind the host country’s practices and either take those green initiatives back home with them or to educate yourself more on the obstacles that the host country is facing that perhaps is keeping them from taking their next steps towards a sustainable future.

What are some small and big ways students can Choose Earth while abroad?
The beauty of sustainability is that small-scale efforts are the building blocks to large-scale changes and there are plenty of ways that students can make green choices while studying abroad including; choosing public transportation or walking, using reusable water bottles, grocery bags and utensils instead of single-use items, turning off lights, air conditioning and electrical appliances while not in your housing, making an effort to eat locally-produced foods that are in-season and taking your own reusable food container when ordering food to go, offsetting your airline carbon credits and ensure that any animal or nature preserve visits outside of TEAN’s planned activities are legitimately ethically sound places and not tourist traps that harm animals or the natural environment – do research online and ask around.

What is your favorite travel quote?
“Take only memories, leave only footprints” is a quote that I live by while traveling. To me, fully taking in and appreciating a moment so that I have a solid memory of a trip is more important than any picture or souvenir. It is important to not leave any human impressions on the natural environment that you explore while abroad so future generations of all species can live in harmony with the land.

If you were going to study on a TEAN program tomorrow, where would you go?
I would definitely choose one of the New Zealand programs. I have a huge admiration for the country’s sustainability initiatives and how they are moving at such a fast rate towards cutting their carbon footprint – they are a great example for other countries to follow! I also want to experience its spectacular natural settings and landscapes.

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