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 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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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 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.

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 25
Fall Deadline April 1

Spring 2019

Date of Departure Feb 11
TEAN Orientation Feb 13 Feb 17
University Orientation Feb 26 March 1
Classes Begin March 4
Semester Break April 19 April 26
Classes End May 24
Study Period May 27 May 31
Exam Period June 3 June 14
Program Ends June 15

Fall 2018

Date of Departure June 29
TEAN Orientation July 1 July 5
Housing Move-In July 5
University Orientation July 2 July 6
Classes Begin July 9
Semester Break Aug 13 Aug 19
Classes End Sept 28
Study Period Oct 1 Oct 5
Exam Period Oct 8 Oct 19
Program Ends Oct 20

Fees & Inclusions

Spring 2019

  • 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.


Fall 2018

  • Tuition and program fees: $13,080*
  • Housing (on campus): $5,100

*Students have the option of taking 3 courses (opposed to 4) 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 ($2,000)
  • 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.

Scholarships

TEAN Scholarships

In addition to the current financial aid you receive, you may want to consider one of our TEAN scholarships. Each year we award thousands of scholarship dollars to qualified program participants, including a Full Ride Scholarship. Refer to 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

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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

Where have you traveled and lived in Asia Pacific?
I lived and worked in Sydney for a year. I also had an internship in Sydney in college. I have also traveled to China, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, and New Zealand.

Can you share some of the highlights or lessons from your time living abroad?
The biggest lesson I have learned from my time abroad is adaptability. Living in another country can really bring you out of your comfort zone and force you into situations where you have to go with the flow. I learned to embrace the differences of the different cultures I was experiencing rather than wishing I could have the same things/experiences I was used to back home in the U.S. I loved navigating my way around new places, getting lost and discovering the best places that I just stumbled upon because I was up for whatever came my way.

What are your recommendations for top places to check out in Sydney?
There are so many great suburbs that offer a little something different for everyone. I LOVE Bourke Street Bakery in Surry Hills, specifically their sausage rolls and lemon tart, but everything is amazing. I also recommend enjoying some of the northern beaches as they are much less crowded and gorgeous. People should also do the Manly to Spit Bridge walk as it is stunning!

What do you think makes Singapore an amazing place to study abroad?
Singapore is one of those hidden gems in Southeast Asia. I feel like it is a very misunderstood country as people think everything is just glass highrise buildings and everything is really expensive. There are actually some really great neighborhoods with lots of different cultures represented. Owning a car and buying an apartment are expensive, but for day to day life for a study abroad student, it’s a very affordable study abroad destination.

What is your advice for a student who is on the fence about studying abroad?
I would always tell students who were on the fence about studying abroad that they will never look back and say, I really wish I didn’t spend five months in Australia or wherever they are thinking about going. Studying abroad is such a life-changing experience and even if the first few weeks are tough, you learn so much about yourself and how well you can navigate the unknown.

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Ange Hart

Resident Assistant - 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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