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Exchange/Partnership Program Australia: Marine Biology at Deakin University
Warrnambool, Australia
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Calendar Year
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: UW-W applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Calendar Year 2015 10/01/2014** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
 Program Type:
Exchange (Bilateral), Partnership
 Language of Instruction:
 Housing Options:
Apartment, Dorm/On-Campus
 Minimum GPA:
 Class Standing:
Junior, Senior, Sophomore
 Areas of Study:
Program Description:

Deakin University

UW-W Direct Enrollment Program

Location Warrnambool, Australia
Academic Focus Marine Biology
Eligibility 2.6 GPA, Marine Biology majors
Terms Academic Year, Calendar Year
Language of Instruction English
Partner Website Click Here


Studying at Deakin University offers students a wonderful opportunity to explore the beautiful country of Australia while taking high quality academic courses in Marine Biology.

Deakin has three campuses in and around the multicultural and growing city of Melbourne.  Students participate in Deakin’s “Beach Welcome” program, which includes surfing, bush walks, and the chance to form connections with other students from around the world, and/or a Marine Biology pre-term field trip. 


Deakin is a well respected  university with global recognition for  innovation and excellence.  With facility and students hailing from all corners of the globe, Deakin offers a truly international experience with a classroom environment that lends itself to gaining a  global experience . 

Marine Biology students at UW-W spend a year at Deakin University's Warrnambool campus as part of their degree requirements. (Students of other majors are eligible to study abroad at Deakin for a semester or year through the full curriculum Partnership Program).  Complete course information can be found in their online course catalog.


Exchange students will have the option to apply at an on-campus residence, however, allocation is on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Deakin also maintains a working relationship with off-campus housing providers and will assist students in finding off-campus accommodation.

Student Life and Surroundings

Deakin has three campuses in and around Melbourne, Australia.  Deakin has a student population of over 40,000 and is very welcoming to students from all over the world.  Deakin has a number of cafes, restaurants, and even a university bar and grill.  

Deakin prides itself on providing  a variety of activities for its students.  Their clubs include politics, sports, anime, environmental, and many more. 

Melbourne is Australia’s second biggest city with a population of 4 million and growing.  With one of the worlds finest public transportation systems, getting around Melbourne is easy and affordable.  Melbourne is home to the Australian Open (Tennis), the Australian Rules Football Grand Final, and the Australian Grand Prix (Formula One).  Along with numerous professional sports, Melbourne has many opportunities to become involved in recreational sports.

Cost of Attendance, Financial Aid, and Scholarships

As a partnership program, students  are subject to Deakin University tuition, which will be billed to students’ UW-W accounts. As with all approved study abroad programs, UW-W financial aid can be used on this program.  Eligible students are encouraged to apply for the Wisconsin Grant for Study Abroad, and UW-W and external study abroad scholarships are available.

Deakin tuition, as well as the Global Experiences Application Fee and CISI international insurance, are billed to the student’s UW-W account.  Other expenses are paid individually (e.g. living expenses) or to the host university (e.g. accommodation).

Estimated Cost of Attendance (per year)

  UW-Whitewater Deakin University
Tuition $7,504* $11,200 (incl. Deakin scholarship) - $16,400
Housing $3,000-$5,000 $8,600
Meals $3,200 $4,000
Other Living Expenses $2,950 $6,000
UW-W Global Experiences Fee $0 $275
CISI International Insurance $0 $420
Travel Documents $0 $680
Round Trip Flight $0 $2,200
Total Cost of Attendance $16,654-$18,654 $33,375-$38,575

*2013-14 UW-W tuition for in-state residents. Non-residents are subject to UW-W non-resident tuition rates.  Tuition rates are subject to change each academic year.

Passport and Visa Requirements

Students will need a passport to study abroad that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of their program.  Students must also apply for an Australian student visa, a process which can be completed online after acceptance by Deakin University.

Key Dates

Term Application Deadline Term Dates
Academic Year March 15th Mid July to Late June
Calendar Year October 15th Early March to Late October


CGE Exchange Coordinator:
Mikaela Auerbach
Center for Global Education
Office: Hyland 1227
Tel:  262-472-5379 (direct)
         262-472-5759 (appointments)

UW-W Faculty Exchange Advisors:
Bruce Eshelman
Department: Biological Sciences
Office: Upham 235
Tel: (262) 472-5136



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