International students


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International student support

The international student support team provides advice, support and encouragement to international students on a range of matters including:

  • settling into life at Deakin and in Australia
  • general and personal issues that may affect your ability to study
  • complaints and grievances
  • applying for intermission/leave of absence
  • financial difficulties
  • homesickness
  • social or cultural adjustment difficulties
  • understanding your student visa and what is expected of you
  • crisis management
  • social activities, events and programs
  • specific support for under-18 and Australia award students
  • referrals to other key services at Deakin and the local community.

Visa information

Important information and advice related to international student visas:

Contact International Student Support (ISS)

Study skills support

Social engagement

International students often find settling into their new university environment culturally isolating. Encourage students to contact Deakin University Student Association and find out about the range of clubs and societies that are available here. These could ease their transition into Deakin life.

International student stories

Have you ever wondered what life is like as an international student at Deakin?

Read international student stories and get to know some of their experiences.


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