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|Restrictions:||UW-Whitewater applicants only|
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|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Academic Year||2021-2022||04/01/2021 **||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.
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|Exchange (Bilateral), Partnership||
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UW-W Exchange/Partnership Program
Currently, there are no tuition exchange places available to UW-Whitewater students at Deakin University. UW-Whitewater students who study at Deakin University do so on a non-exchange basis and are subject to Deakin's tuition rates (see here).
|Academic Focus||Marine Biology|
|Eligibility||2.6 GPA, Marine Biology majors|
|Terms||Academic Year (UW-W's Fall + Spring semesters; Deakin's Trimester 2 (July-October) + Trimester 1 of the following year (February-June))
Calendar Year (UWW's Spring + Fall Semesters; Deakin's Trimester 1 (February-June) + Trimester 2 (July-October))
|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.
Study abroad/exchange students at Deakin can choose to live on or off campus. The majority of UW-Whitewater students choose to live on campus in apartment-style residences on the Warrnambool campus. For further details, see here.
Off-campus options available: http://www.deakin.edu.au/life-at-deakin/accommodation/off-campus. Students are responsible to securing their own housing if selecting off-campus option. Check out Deakin's off-campus website for more resources.
Student Life and SurroundingsDeakin 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.
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.
Cost of Attendance, Financial Aid, and Scholarships
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 semester)
|Billable Expenses||Academic Year|
|CGE Administration Fee||225|
|CGE Contingency Fee||50|
|UW System CISI International Insurance ($35/month)||420|
|Australian OSHC Insurance
(in 2018, 781 AUD for 2 semesters)
|Deakin Beach Welcome Orientation
(mandatory; in 2018, 120 AUD)
Deakin tuition in 2019 for 4 units (required for all marine biology students) is 10,120 AUD.
|Total Billable Costs||$8,610|
- Passport and Passport Photos ($150 USD)
- Australian Student Visa (575 AUD - approx $415 USD)
- Airfare (approx. $2,000 USD round-trip)**
- Accommodation (Approx. $6000 USD) (excludes break from mid October-early March if going in an academic year)
- Meals (Approx. $5,000 USD)
- Personal Expenses (Approx. $4,500 USD)
- Books (Approx. $600 USD)
** "Academic Year" (July-June) participants will need to budget either for two round-trip plane tickets or budget for additional living expenses during the 4-month break in November-February between the two terms of study. "Calendar Year" (February-October) students study two consecutive terms at Deakin without a break in the middle.
Students and families may find it useful to compare the cost of attending this program to the UW-Whitewater Cost of Attendance (http://www.uww.edu/financialaid/costs/cost-of-attendance).
Passport and Visa RequirementsStudents 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.
|Term||Application Deadline||Term Dates|
|Academic Year||March 15||Early July to Late June|
|Calendar Year||October 1||Late February to Late October|
See also: http://www.deakin.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/979196/2019-Deakin-University-Academic-Calendar.pdf
The Calendar Year (Spring + Fall) option is recommended over the Academic Year (Fall + Spring) option for students who rely on financial aid to cover most of their educational expenses. UW-W financial aid is disbursed in early September for fall semester and late January for spring semester, so students starting at Deakin in fall semester will have to pay for living/personal expenses (plane ticket, accommodation, meals) on their own in July and August before receiving their financial aid in September. Meanwhile, students starting in spring semester will receive their financial aid in late January, approximately one month before departing for Australia. However, the tuition payment schedule does conform with the normal UW-Whitewater calendar (fall tuition due in September, spring tuition due in January).
ContactsOffice of Global Experiences
Office: McCutchan 204
Faculty Advisor (for academic questions):
Department: Biological Sciences
Office: Upham 235
Tel: (262) 472-5136