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ESP at Deakin University, Australia

1 Outline of Deakin University
Deakin University, Australia, is a university that has five campuses in Victoria, Australia: two campuses in Melbourne (population: 3,000,000), two campuses in Geelong (population: 200,000), and one campus in Warrnambool (population: 50,000). Combined with the number of distance-learning students, the total number of students enrolled in Deakin surpasses 100,000. In 1990s, Deakin University was a two-time winner of the Australian “University of the Year” award.
Shiga University and Deakin University have been student exchange partners for the past twenty years. In addition to the student exchange, joint research projects have been launched by instructors at each university.
2 Courses Available
Arts; Business and Law; Education; Health and Behavioral Sciences; Science and Technology. Students from Shiga University on ESP can study at any faculty/campus.
3 Period
It is advisable to start your studies in the first semester of each year (in late February). Students on ESP can study for two semesters (February_June, July-November) maximum.
4 Language Skills
The levels of language skills required vary depending on the university/faculty. Generally, a TOEFL iBT score of at least 79-80 is required. If students have not reached the required level, they are asked to study at an affiliated English language institution of their destination. Enrollment at the faculty will not be accepted until they reach the required level. The tuition needed for the study at such an institution is not, in most cases, exempted.
5 Accommodation
Off-campus private housing or homestays
6 Living Expenses
Prices in Melbourne are generally lower than in major cities in Japan. In Geelong and in Warrnambool, prices are much lower. However, luxury products (e.g. Japanese food, electric appliances, etc.) are sold at a similar level as in Japan or even higher.
7 Security
Generally, Deakin campuses are located in safe areas. However, walking alone in downtown Melbourne at night should be avoided.
8 URL
http://www.deakin.edu.au/
9 Other Remarks
In FY 2003 two Shiga University students studied at Deakin University. In FY2005, one student studied at Deakin with private funds. There are cases where Shiga University students are not admitted at Deakin University when no Deakin exchange students are enrolled at Shiga University.
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