Bachelor of International Studies - Global Scholar

Deakin University

This interdisciplinary course is designed for high achieving students who want to combine study and travel and proactively build a global career from the very start of their studies. Students will develop intercultural competencies, transversal skills and gain important skills of analysis, critical thinking and reflection, all of which are essential for effective personal and professional operation in international environments. Students must maintain a Distinction average and have Course Director approval for the proposed international experience. The extended 4 credit point minimum for the international experience requirement and mandatory completion of an internship and Global Citizenship Program will significantly enhance students' study experience and help ensure that they are in the strongest possible position to pursue their chosen career path after graduation.

Course Fee:

International: $90,888

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL; and a minimum ATAR of 80 or equivalent


Combines core units, a choice of a major sequence, second major, minor or elective study options, and at least 4 credit points of international experience

Subjects you can Study:

Anthropology; Arabic; Chinese; Indonesian; International studies; Language and culture studies; Middle East studies; Politics and policy studies; Spanish

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Waurn Ponds 88.1 No Part time 6 years
Waurn Ponds 88.1 No Full time 3 years
Burwood 81.65 Yes Part time 6 years
Burwood 81.65 Yes Full time 3 years
Waterfront 80.05 Yes Part time 6 years
Waterfront 80.05 Yes Full time 3 years

Why study with us

Deakin is the number one university in Victoria for graduate satisfaction and among the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

With industry connections, world-class facilities and a practical approach to learning, Deakin students gain more than just a qualification – they graduate confident and ready to thrive in the jobs of tomorrow.

Facilities and services

Deakin has a reputation for cutting-edge technology, innovative facilities and flexible learning environments. There are five campuses – Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool and the Cloud Campus – offering students the flexibility to study in a location that suits them.

All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from a range of valuable services including accommodation, financial assistance, health and wellbeing, and study and learning support. 

Admission and selection

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Study options

As a Deakin student, you can choose from full-time, part-time or intensive study options across Deakin’s bachelor, postgraduate and research degrees. You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad, explore cross-international study, gain an internship, or work in simulated environments to tailor your learning experience and get a head start in your dream career.

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