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Deakin University, Australia
Melbourne, Australia (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2023 10/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission notification. Applicants will be notified of acceptance and be able to complete post-decision materials as admission decisions are made.
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English Program Type: Exchange
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Academic Subject:
Anthropology, Architecture & Planning, Art, Biochemistry, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Chinese, Communication, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Education, English, Health Sciences, History, Honors, Journalism, Mathematics, Music, Natural Resources, Philosophy & Religious Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Sports & Exercise Science, Telecommunication, Theatre & Dance
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Student Exchange Study in Australia at Deakin University
What is the program about?
This program offers Ball State University students the opportunity to experience life at one of the top ranked universities in the world, Deakin University in Victoria, Australia.
Where does the program take place?
Deakin University is renowned for its outstanding student support, its choice of four vibrant and friendly campuses, as well as its flexible study modes and options. Deakin boasts the latest teaching and learning technologies and has won several recognitions for its teaching and research success. Deakin University is proud to have been awarded the prestigious QS 5 Star Rating for Excellence in 2013.
The university is comprised of four campuses. Your placement will depend on your course of study. Make certain all your classes are available at your campus of choice.
Geelong Waterfront Campus
The Geelong Waterfront Campus is Deakin's newest campus, located on Corio Bay, in the central business district of Geelong. More than 3,400 students are based at the Geelong Waterfront Campus which hosts the schools of: Architecture and Building, Health and Social Development and Nursing. The schools offer courses in architecture and construction management, nursing, occupational therapy and social work.
Services and facilities include a 320-seat lecture theatre, cafe, Library, bookshop, 24 hour computer laboratories, 24 hour on site security, medical centre and counselling services, multi-faith prayer rooms, Computer Aided Design (CAD) laboratories, purpose built occupational therapy laboratory and design studios.
A $37 million redevelopment of the Dennys Lascelles Building has increased the capacity of this campus, allowing the University to provide an expanded range of courses. The building houses the Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library[2] and the Alfred Deakin Research Institute, an interdisciplinary teaching and research centre covering political science, public policy and governance, international relations, globalisation, journalism and communications.

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
The original campus of Deakin University is located in the regional city of Geelong in the suburb of Waurn Ponds, 72 kilometres south west of Melbourne. The campus is approximately 5 kilometres from the Geelong Central Business District and is in close proximity to Bells Beach and the Great Ocean Road and has a student population of 5,824 pursuing courses in arts, business, education, engineering, management, media and communication, law, medicine, health sciences, information technology, psychology and science.
Services and facilities include a fitness club and sports hall, tennis courts, walking/running track and sporting fields (cricket, football, soccer, gridiron, archery, golf driving range), library, bookshop, 24 hour computer laboratories, 24 hour on-site security, medical centre and counselling services, multi-faith prayer rooms and cafe and food outlets. Single room accommodation is provided for 784 students in a mixed gender, multicultural environment. The campus is home to the Geelong Technology Precinct, which provides research and development capabilities and opportunities for university–industry partnerships and new enterprises in the region.
The Deakin Medical School opened in 2008 and is the first rural and regional medical school in Victoria. Deakin’s Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery MBBS is a four-year, graduate-entry program which prepares students for practice in a range of health care settings.
Melbourne Burwood Campus
The largest campus of the University is in Melbourne's eastern suburb of Burwood, about 45 minutes by tram from the Melbourne CBD. Located alongside Gardiner's Creek parklands between Elgar Road on the north-west border and Mount Scopus Memorial College on the east border, it has had a number of new multi-story buildings constructed in recent years and the campus has about 21,821 undergraduate and postgraduate on-campus students pursuing courses in arts, business, education, environment, health sciences, information technology, law, management, media and communication, nursing, psychology, public health and health promotion, science, sport and visual, performing and creative arts.
Some facilities at the Melbourne campus include multi-story car parks, the Deakin University Art Gallery, Motion.Lab - motion capture facility, a purpose built gymnasium and sports hall, cafes, food outlets and a bar, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Test Centre, bookshop, a refurbished Library, 24 hour computer laboratories, 24 hour on-site security, medical centre and counselling services and multi-faith prayer rooms. The campus provides single room on-campus accommodation for 600 students in a mixed gender and multicultural environment.
Warrnambool Campus
The Warrnambool Campus is situated on the banks of the Hopkins River in the coastal city of Warrnambool, close to local surf beaches and popular tourist attractions in close proximity to the Great Ocean Road and The Twelve Apostles. The campus is approximately five kilometers from the Warrnambool CBD, and has its own railway station, and bus services from Melbourne and Geelong, as well as locally in Warrnambool between the campus and the city.
There is an on-campus student population of more than 1258 pursuing courses in arts, business, education, environment, health sciences, law, management, marine biology, nursing and psychology.
On-campus facilities include a comprehensive Library, fitness club, basketball, netball and tennis courts and a golf course, medical centre and counselling services, 24 hour computer laboratories, 24 hour on-site security, cafe, bookshop and multi-faith prayer rooms.
The capital city of Melbourne, voted the world's most livable city, is known as the multicultural heart of Australia. It's exciting, vibrant and famous for its:
  • fantastic choice of food
  • entertainment precincts
  • social scene
  • beautiful surrounds
Melbourne has a population of four million people. It's well known for its music festivals, free community-based activities, performing arts, quality restaurants, excellent shopping and beautiful parks and beaches which attract visitors from around the globe. World-class sporting facilities draw international events such as the Australian Grand Prix, Australian Tennis Open and the International Cricket Test series. The world famous Melbourne trams complement the city's public transport system, which includes train and bus services that run from the city centre to Deakin's campuses. The state of Victoria offers an experience found nowhere else. Surf beaches, snowfields, expansive countryside and native forests make Victoria a great place to live and study.
When does this program take place?
NOTE: Seasons are reversed in the Southern Hemisphere and Deakin operates on a Trimester schedule. Each trimester is 11 weeks of instruction, followed by a three-week (approx.) study/exam period.
Trimester 1 (BSU Spring Semester) Mid-March to Late June
Trimester 2 (BSU Fall Semester) Mid-July to Late October
Trimester 3 (BSU Winter Term) Mid-November to Late February
In the summer months, from December to February, temperatures in coastal Victoria average the mid to high 20's, while in the winter months, from June to August, maximum temperatures drop to 14° on average. Autumn, from March to May, and spring, from September to November, are generally much milder.
Light clothing is recommended for summer and warm, waterproof clothing would suit winter. It is often recommended to layer clothing, as Victoria's weather can be very changeable, even within a day! 
What is the program content?
Exchange students at Deakin take classes alongside Australian and International students. Deakin has a wide variety of courses to choose from in many disciplines including; Architecture, Communications, Environment, Health, Social Sciences, Arts and Business.
All courses are referred to as "units" and typically, Ball State students take four units while abroad.
What is the student accommodation?
On-campus apartment-style accommodations in a multicultural environment are provided. Each resident is housed in a single room and has phone and computer access. Bedrooms are furnished, heated and carpeted. There are shared bathrooms, kitchens, laundry and recreational areas. The residences have a common room with meeting rooms, kitchens, television area and a large open space for social events.
Please Note, there is a quota for on-campus accommodation at the Burwood Residence for exchange students, and allocation of spots are based on first come, first serve basis.
A homestay may be an option as well. Homestay hosts offer clean and comfortable accommodations.
Students can also opt for Off-Campus accommodation at
What is included?
All exchange students attending Deakin pay Ball State tuition and student fees. Tuition and fee rates are based on residency. Airport pick-up, accommodation assistance and onsite orientation are included in the program fee.
Round-trip airfare, accommodation, meals and living expenses are paid out of pocket by the student but can be factored into the cost of attendance sheet for financial aid purposes. Other costs include US passport, insurance, and spending money.
Is financial assistance available?
Students can apply for scholarships through the Rinker Center for Global Affairs. Information about these scholarships as well as the online scholarship application can be found on the Study Abroad website here.
In addition, students should consult with the Ball State University Financial Aid Office to determine available aid for this program.
Number of placements available?
Determined each year based on exchange balance.
What are the eligibility requirements?
Any major
Sophomore standing minimum at time of participation
Full-time student status at time of participation
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
Are a passport and visa required?
Yes. U.S. and non-U.S. citizens need a valid passport both to enter other countries and to return to the United States. If you already have a passport, make sure it is valid until at least six months after your return date. If you must apply for or renew a passport, APPLY EARLY, since a minimum of four to six weeks is usually required for processing. During peak travel seasons, more processing time is required. Passport forms are available at many federal and state courts, probate courts, some county/municipal offices and some post offices. They can also be downloaded from the Web.
A visa is also required and students will apply after admission to the program from Deakin. A visa is official permission granted by the authorities of a country where you will study or travel that allows you to enter and remain in that country for a specific purpose. The visa itself is frequently a stamp in your passport, not a separate document. You will need a passport before applying for a visa and the passport plus visa process may take several months, so start early. It is your responsibility to inquire about visa requirements for all countries you plan to visit while abroad; this includes countries that you plan to visit before or after your study abroad program. If you are not a U.S. citizen, consult the embassy or consulate of the countries you will visit to learn their document requirements. If you are a BSU international student, also visit the Rinker Center to obtain a signature on visa documents to permit re-entry to the United States. See visas for more information.
How do I apply?
Step 1 – Click on "Apply Now"
Step 2 – Complete the online application through BSU
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Trimester 1: October 1
Trimester 2: March 1
Trimester 3: March 1
Who can I contact for more information?

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