Here at Deakin, we understand that sometimes life gets in the way of study. That’s why we may be able to offer you a partial or full refund of your course fees if you need to withdraw from a unit.
If you know that you need to withdraw from your course of study (or even just an individual unit), you should do so as soon as possible.
The first date of the teaching period and the census date is different every trimester, and may vary across courses. It’s a good idea to check these dates if you’re considering withdrawing to find out whether or not you’re eligible for a refund.
We’re able to offer a 90% refund if you withdraw from your unit or units at least four weeks before the start of the teaching period.
If you’ve missed the four-week window, we can still arrange a 50% refund – as long as you withdraw before the census date.
We’re unable to offer a refund if you withdraw from your unit or units after the census date. If you’re worried that you may be unable to continue studying after the census date, it’s a good idea to talk to one of our International Student advisers.
If you’re an international student and decide to withdraw as you are about to start your very first trimester at Deakin, we’re able to arrange a partial refund of your course fees – depending on when you withdraw from your unit or units
If you’re a continuing international student (you’ve already completed one or more trimesters of study), and you need to withdraw from a unit or units of study, we’re able to arrange:
We’re not able to arrange a refund if you withdraw after the census date.
Prospective DUELI students are advised that:
DUELI students may be able to request for a partial or full refund of course fees depending on the students' circumstances.
Requests for refunds received less than 28 days prior to the commencement of the course will receive a refund of 50 per cent of the tuition fee.
The maximum amount retained by Deakin will not exceed 12 weeks of the published tuition fee.
A full refund of tuition fees paid may be given under special circumstances. Such circumstances are those that are beyond the control of the student or those which make it impossible for the student to continue. The following reasons are grounds to apply for a full refund:
Executive discretion may be exercised to consider applications which do not comply with the above provisions but for which extraordinary circumstances may exist. An application for a refund in special circumstances must be made in writing and sent to the Director of DUELI. Proof of payment of the fees (e.g. an official receipt) and validation of the reasons for applying for a refund will be required.