Exchange Program-Australia

Deakin University

About Deakin University:
Deakin University (DU) is located in Victoria, Australia’s smallest mainland state, with Melbourne as its capital. Exchange students attend classes at the Geelong Campus of DU (one hour train ride from Melbourne). The second largest city in Victoria, Geelong (aboriginal word for "bay") has a population close to 200,000 and is noted for Bells Beach and Torquay, famous surfing sites. The Geelong campus is set on a 300 hectare site and is the second largest campus of the University, with around 4,000 students. Located approximately 7 miles from the city center, a daily bus service operates from the University to the city and surrounding areas.

Location: Deakin University (Geelong Campus), Australia - Geelong Victoria 3217 Australia

Website: Click here or for more information on exchange: Click here.

Academics Available: Deakin University is open to all majors.  To view all classes available at DU click here. To look up specific courses click here. Be sure to check which campus the course is available at, to ensure that all the courses are on the campus you will be studying at.

Dates to Remember: See 2016 Deakin's Academic Calendar for more information.


Application Due

Study Abroad Dates

Fall Semester

April 30th

July 9  – October 15

Spring Semester

November 30th

March 5 – June 15

 * Please remember HPU Study Abroad Application Deadline is Mid-March for Fall and Mid-October for Spring. 

Admission Requirements:

  • Must have attended HPU for one semester
  • Must intend to graduate from HPU
  • Must have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must be fluent in English

Application Procedure:

  • Complete the Student Exchange Program data sheet.
  • Schedule and attend a formal interview with Melissa Matsubara
  •  Be prepared to discuss your motives for studying abroad and your degree plan.
  • Select an exchange partner university that has courses which can be used for your intended HPU degree.
  • Fill out the exchange university’s admissions application: Deakin University Application
  • Obtain recommendation letters to be turned in with your application. (This depends on the individual university’s application requirements)
  • Passport photos (Amount and size depend upon each university)
  • Sign a Credit Registration Approval (CRA) form to verify your foreign coursework and HPU equivalents.

Health Insurance:  Health Insurance is mandatory for all study abroad students.  HPU recommends health insurance from Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) for students study abroad. There is more information medical coverage and rates of CISI health insurance at 

Housing Accommodations: Geelong offers on-campus housing for students upon availability.  Each resident is housed in single room accommodation, with amenities, such as telephone and computer access. Bedrooms are furnished, heated and carpeted. There are shared bathrooms, dining rooms, laundry and recreational areas. Off-campus housing is also available. There is more information on housing on the DU website.

Visa Information: Participants can apply for a visa online. Information is at the Australian Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs’ website: click here.  U.S. Passport information is available at 522-8283 (recording) and on line at

This should also have the resource links of obtaining a Student Visa from the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship:

For more information about changes to 'non-student visa' click here.

Melissa Matsubara
Director, International Exchange and Study Abroad
Hawaii Pacific University
1164 Bishop Street, Suite 200, Honolulu, HI, 96813
Tel: 1-808-544-0288, Fax: 1-808-544-9355
Skype: melissa.matsubara