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  • Locations: Warrnambool, Australia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year(SP+FA), Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UW-Whitewater applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Calendar Year(SP+FA) 2023 10/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission 03/06/2023 11/03/2023
Spring 2023 10/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission 03/06/2023 06/16/2023

** 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.
Program Description:

Deakin University
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).

Location Warrnambool, Australia
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:  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 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 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
Deakin tuition in 2019 for 4 units (required for all marine biology students) is 10,120 AUD.
                     Total Billable Costs   $8,610

Other costs*:
  • 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)
*US Dollar amounts reflect the exchange rate on 9/15/2018. Please note that the US Dollar amount will vary based on the exchange rate.
** "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 (

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 15 Early July to Late June
Calendar Year October 1 Late February to Late October

See also:

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).



Office of Global Experiences
Office: McCutchan 204
Phone: 262-472-5759

Faculty Advisor (for academic questions):
Bruce Eshelman
Department: Biological Sciences
Office: Upham 235
Tel: (262) 472-5136