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  • Locations: Geelong, Australia; Melbourne, Australia; 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
Spring 2023 10/15/2022 ** 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:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Partnership Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Apartment, Dorm/On-Campus Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.6
Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Sophomore Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Accounting, Anthropology, Arabic, Architecture, Art, Arts, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Chinese, Communication, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Cultural Studies, Culture, Dance, Ecology, Economics, Education, English, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Film, Finance, Foreign Language (other), Gender Studies, Geography, Graphic Design, Health, History, Human Resource Management, Humanities, Information Technology, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Internships, Journalism, Law, Legal Studies, Literature, Management, Management Computer Systems, Marine Science, Marketing, Math/Statistics, Mathematics, Media Arts and Game Development, Media Studies, Multimedia Digital Arts, Philosophy, Photography, Physical Education, Psychology, Public Relations, Science, Social Sciences, Sociology, Spanish, Studio Art, Theatre, Women's Studies
Click here for a definition of this term Internship Available: No
Program Description:

Deakin University

UW-W Partnership Program

Location Melbourne, Geelong, and Warrnambool, Australia
Academic Focus Across the Curriculum
Eligibility 2.6 GPA, All majors, Sophomore standing
Terms Fall, Spring, Academic Year, Calendar Year (Spring+Fall)
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 across the curriculum.

Deakin has four campuses in and around the multicultural city of Melbourne. Students take part in Deakin’s “Beach Welcome” program which includes surfing, bush walks, and the chance to form connections with other students from around the world.


Deakin is a well respected university with global recognition for innovation and excellence. With faculty and students hailing from all corners of the globe, Deakin offers a truly international environment that allows student to have a global experience. 

Students of all majors are eligible to participate in this program. UW-W Marine Biology majors are required to spend two terms studying Marine Biology at Deakin University’s Warrnambool campus as part of their degree requirements. Deakin also offers courses in other academic areas, including Business, Education, Communication, Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Technology. Complete course information can be found in their online course catalog



UW-W students have the option to live on- or off-campus while studying at Deakin University. Allocation of on-campus housing is on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Accommodation at Warrnambool campus is guaranteed. Deakin also maintains a working relationship with off-campus housing providers and will provide information for students in finding off-campus accommodation. For more information on accommodation, click here.


Student Life and Surroundings

Deakin has three campuses in and around Melbourne, Australia. With a student population of over 40,000, Deakin is very welcoming to students from around the world. Deakin offers students a variety of campus amenities, including a number of cafes, restaurants, and even a university bar and grill. Deakin also prides itself on providing a variety of activities for its students, including 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 world’s 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 administrative fees 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)

Billed by UW-Whitewater 3 units
Deakin Tuition (average)* 6,350
Australian OSHC Fee (~360 AUD) 250
Deakin Beach Welcome Orientation fee (recommended; 120 AUD)** 80
Administrative Fee 225
Contingency Fee 50
CISI Insurance 140
Subtotal $7,095
Additional Expenses  
Passport and Passport Photos 150
Australian Student Visa (575 AUD) 400
Round-Trip Airfare 2,000
Accommodation*** 4,000
Meals 2,500
Books/Supplies 300
Personal/Miscellaneous 2,500
Subtotal $11,850
Total**** $18,945
*Approximately $5,350 for 3 courses (12 credits) or $7,150 for 4 courses (16 credits) based on Deakin 2020 tuition fees ( Exchange rates will vary depending on the time taken.  Above tuition amount for Deakin is based on the exchange rate taken in December 2019..
**Deakin Beach Welcome Orientation is mandatory.  Please read more about what is included by visiting the following link:
***Accommodation expenses vary depending on housing option chosen on what campus.  Please reference Deakin's accommodation website to compare housing costs on the different campuses:
****For comparison, the UW-W Financial Aid office estimates the cost of attendance on the UW-W campus for one semester to be $7,400.

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 April 1 Early July to Mid June
Calendar Year October 15 Early March to Mid October
Fall Semester April 1 Early July to Mid October
Spring Semester October 15 Early March to Mid June


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