WHY STUDY ABROAD AT DEAKIN UNIVERSITY? general orientation BEACH ORIENTATION campuses melbourne city melbourne campus at burwood geelong city geelong campus at waurn ponds geelong waterfront campus warrnambool campus OUR SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT Accommodation getting involved deakin university english language institute FEES + COSTS Internships your ACADEMIC PROGRAM planning your study program major areas of study UNIT LISTINGS EXCHANGE OR STUDY ABROAD, WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE? EXCHANGE If you are enrolled at one of Deakinâ€™s designated exchange partners, you are eligible to come to Deakin as an Exchange student. You can study for one trimester or a full academic year and receive credit for your home degree. To qualify as an Exchange student, you will need to be nominated by your home university. Exchange programs are run on a reciprocal basis, so you will continue to pay your tuition and student activity fees at your home university, rather than paying tuition fees to Deakin. 03 STUDY ABROAD Study Abroad programs are available if your institution does not have an exchange agreement with Deakin. Study Abroad students can study for a trimester or a full academic year at Deakin, and are normally required to pay upfront tuition fees to Deakin. Throughout this guide we will use the term Study Abroad to mean both Study Abroad and Exchange. Check out our fun new e-brochure â€“ you can turn pages and look at pop-up galleries. Trimesters Deakin University uses a trimester system, which is equivalent in course load and duration to the previous semester system. Two trimesters are still equal to a full academic year.