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HUNTER/Deakin University Exchange

Exchanges Applicant Requirements


Hunter College's partnership with Deakin University gives students two unique opportunities to earn credits in Australia. Hunter students pursuing the semester exchange option attend Deakin University for the fall or spring semester in Melbourne, Geelong, or Warrnambool. In July and August, Deakin's Warrnambool campus hosts Hunter students for a three-credit program exploring historical and contemporary elements of Australian society.

Students from around the world flock to Deakin University for its scholastic excellence, exciting course offerings, and top quality research. This exchange program offers Hunter students the chance to enrich their academic experience and embrace a new culture, all while earning credit for a Hunter degree. Students may apply for one of two tracks:

  • Track 1: Semester Exchange (available for Fall and Spring semesters)
  • Track 2: Australian Studies Program (available in July and August)

Both tracks are part of Hunter's reciprocal tuition exchange agreement with Deakin University. Hunter students will continue to pay Hunter tuition for the credits they receive as part of this program.

Track 1: Semester Exchange

Participants must enroll in a full time semester. Students may choose from Deakin's three principal campuses: the Melbourne campus boasts a busy multiculturalism, while the bayside and coastal campuses of Geelong and Warrnambool offer a distinctive regional flavor. Deakin is one of Australia's largest universities, yet the campuses are not huge and overwhelming. Each Deakin campus has a unique atmosphere and a strong sense of community. Applicants must fulfill all Exchange Application Requirements.

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Important Dates:

  • 2018 dates
  • 2019 dates
  • Note: Application deadlines listed in these documents reflect final deadlines at Deakin University. Prospective Hunter exchange applicants must first submit their complete application packet (see below for documents and deadlines) to the Office of Education Abroad. Applicants who do not follow Hunter's application deadline, posted below, will not be considered for the exchange.

Track 2: Australian Studies

Students may choose the July OR August session. Students in both programs will take the class "Australia Today" (Hunter equivalent course: GEOG 38397) at the Warrnambool campus. Wrapped in the spectacular beauty of the Great Southern Ocean, Warrnambool offers a unique lifestyle blend of nature and wildlife, breathtaking landscape, whale-watching, arts and culture, and a welcoming community.

Hunter students will pay AUD1315 for this program, which includes airport transfer, social/cultural activities, Welcome Dinner, Beach Day, and on-campus accommodation. In addition to this payment to Deakin, students are responsible for tuition costs at Hunter (3 credits), flight, visa, and self-enrollment in CUNY's required international health and travel insurance. Applicants must have completed six credits, including at least one 100-level social science course (GEOG, ANTHC, SOC, PSYCH, POLSC, HIST), and have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Australian Universities operate using a different semester system. Be mindful of this when researching opportunities abroad. Hunter students cannot apply for Australian trimester 3 (Nov-Feb). Trimester 3 overlaps with the City University of New York's Fall & Spring semesters.

  • Australian Trimester 1 (Feb-Jun) = Hunter Spring Semester
  • Australian Trimester 2 (Jul-Nov) = Hunter Fall Semester
  • Australian Trimester 3 (Nov-Feb) = DOES NOT APPLY



*Note: You must apply to Hunter's Office of Education Abroad before completing Deakin's online application. We will send nominees instructions for completing this component after acceptance.*


Track 1: Semester Exchange

Trimester 2 (July-November) - Fall 2018 - Application Deadline: February 26, 2018 DEADLINE EXTENDED! Apply by March 29, 2018


Trimester 1 (February-June) - Spring 2019 - Application Deadline: September 17, 2018


Track 2: Australian Studies

July/August 2018 Application Deadline: May 1, 2018


Applicants to the exchange programs are also eligible to apply for the Chancellor’s Global Scholarship.



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