The Deakin community is united in support of our Indian students and staff
Our Indian students and staff are a very important part of the Deakin community. We would like to offer our full support during the catastrophic worsening of the COVID-19 situation that is currently unfolding in India.
The majority of our Indian students who were located in Australia at the beginning of the pandemic have remained here. During the last 12 months, we’ve also welcomed many new students who began their study with us from overseas.
Our thoughts and concerns are with our students located both in Australia and in India, as well as their families. If you need any support during this extremely challenging time, we encourage you to reach out by accessing the following services and resources.
You can access a range of enrolment support, including course and unit advice, full-time and part-time study options, and intermission and visa compliance advice. Contact Student Central to discuss any concerns with your enrolment.
Academic and study support
We want to help all students to achieve their study outcomes and goals. A range of fantastic assignment help is available through our Study Support resources and programs. If you need an assignment extension or want to discuss special consideration, contact the relevant academic teaching team in your unit site.
A range of financial assistance options are available – see the financial assistance webpage for more information. If you think you need significant support, please contact Student Central.
Health and wellbeing support
During such a difficult time, it’s essential that you look after your physical and mental health and wellbeing. If you’re located in Australia, you can access the following services:
- Deakin Medical Centre – consultations are free with your Overseas Health Cover (OSHC).
- Counselling and Psychological Support (CAPS) – free and confidential support from qualified counsellors and social workers.
- Disability support – if you have a disability, health or mental health condition that affects your study or participation in uni life, the Disability Resource Centre (DRC) can help with information and services.
- Multifaith chaplains – offering compassionate support to everyone, whether you’re religious or not.
Specialist international student support
The International Student Support (ISS) team can help you with:
- general and personal issues that may affect your ability to study
- homesickness and social/cultural adjustment issues
- referrals to other key services at Deakin and within the community.
If you think you need this kind of support, please contact Student Central, who can assess your situation and refer you to an International Student Support Officer (ISSO).
Additional support and advice is available through Study Melbourne.
Deakin’s student union can help you in a range of ways, including through:
Stay up to date
The health and safety of the Deakin community remains our top priority. The University is providing a coordinated response to this global event, and is acting in accordance with the latest advice from government and health authorities. You can view the latest information at our COVIDSafe FAQs page.
And to our Indian community, please remember that you’re not alone. Deakin is extremely proud of our multicultural and vibrant student community – diversity is one of our core values and biggest strengths. You are a much-valued part of that family.