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New international students must attend the compulsory International Registration and Enrolment program where they will formally enrol in their program.
It is your responsibility to ensure that your enrolment is correct:
For full information visit Current students enrolments and re-enrolments.
Deakin University's Enrolment Policy is available at The Guide. Though you are advised to be aware of the relevant policies in the guide, the following are particularly important to international students:
You can change your subjects online via StudentConnect . It is insufficient notification to send an email or to tell your lecturers, you must complete the change officially. If you reduce your enrolment, retained fees may be charged, depending on the date it is approved by Faculty. You are advised to refer to Deakin's Fees and Charges policy for detailed information on the university's retention fee policy for international students.
If your name is recorded incorrectly and you wish to change it, you must complete an Enrolment Details Variation Form and submit it at Deakin Central. Supporting documents are required for proof of the change, such as a marriage certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages or Change of Name form. Enrolment details can also be changed via the student portal.
The standard full-time load is 4 credit points, which may reduced to 3 credit points with Faculty approval. If students are choosing to enrol in one online or one off-campus unit, they must ensure that they have a minimum of three units which are delivered as face-to-face lectures and tutorials. If you are in your final trimester of study and you only have online or off-campus units to complete, you will need to return home and complete these units from outside Australia.
Withdrawing from a course of study is a serious matter. If you are considering withdrawing from your enrolment at Deakin, you should make an appointment to discuss your case with the International Student Adviser (ISA).
Intermission is the suspension of studies for a year or trimester while keeping a place in the course. Intermission is normally granted for a maximum period of 12 months during enrolment in a course. If you have a student visa, you may only intermit for one trimester.
Please be advised that the Department of Immigration and Citizenship may only allow you to intermit your study in exceptional circumstances, such as health conditions and/or compassionate reasons.
You must consult with an International Student Adviser prior to taking leave during the trimester. Students travelling overseas during trimester may not be allowed to return if they have not gained approval for their short absence. The maximum number of trimester days that can be missed when taking a short leave of absence is is two weeks (14 days).
If you do not pay your tuition fees by the due date (as listed on the invoice) or by the date listed in the handbook for students who opt to pay by installments, your enrolment with Deakin University will be terminated. If your fees are not paid by the due date you are in breach of your student visa. Deakin University is legally obliged to report the situation to DIAC.
In order to restore your status, you will need to pay all outstanding fees and the re-instatement fee of $200 before your enrolment is re-instated.