Trimester withdrawal dates & refunds for international students

You can find the refund dates, percentages and academic outcomes for international students who withdraw from study.

The refund available to you depends on whether if you are in your first study period as well as the date you withdraw from study.

Refunds and withdrawal dates for students in their first study period

For those new international students who have withdrawn after having paid their fees, the refund policy allows:

  • 90%* refund is payable if the student withdraws from unit(s) at least 4 weeks prior to start of teaching period;
  • 50%* refund is payable if the student withdraws between 4 weeks prior to the start of teaching period and the census date of the relevant unit(s); and
  • no refund is payable if the student withdraws after census date

* Your offer letter may include a non refundable deposit, you must read offer letter carefully to understand your obligations.
- Your Letter of Offer may include a $3000 non-refundable amount which will be retained if you withdraw from your studies, prior to the census date of your first teaching period
- If you have received an offer for a medicine program, please note the non refundable deposit required to secure your place.

The retention of 10% of the fees for commencing students is in recognition of the additional costs involved in administering the initial enrolment of international students.

Fee refunds will be given for withdrawal from the course or from units as per the following tables:

2018 Trimester withdrawal dates

Trimester withdrawal 2018 dates showing refund amount and relevant academic result.
Refund amount Academic Result Trimester 1 2018 Withdrawal date Trimester 2 2018 Withdrawal date Trimester 3 2018 Withdrawal date
90%* refund WE (Withdrawn Early) Up to 4 February Up to 10 June Up to 7 October
50%* refund WE (Withdrawn Early) 5 February to 31 March 11 June to 15 August 8 October to 15 December
Nil WL (Withdrawn Late) 1 April to 6 May 16 August to 9 September 16 December to   6 January 2019
Nil WN (Withdrawn Fail) From 7 May  From 10 September From 7 January 2019

Refunds and withdrawal dates for continuing students

For those continuing international students who have withdrawn after having paid their fees, the refund policy allows-

  • 100% refund if withdrawal from the unit(s) is prior to the start of the third week of the trimester;
  • 50% refund  if withdrawal from the unit(s) is between the start of the third week and the census date for the unit(s); and
  • no refund if withdrawal from the unit(s) is after census date.

Students withdrawing prior to census date who have not paid their fees their enrolment will be terminated for non-payment of fees, but they will not incur a debt of 50% of tuition fees.

Fee refunds will be given for withdrawal from the course or from units as per the following tables:

2018 Trimester withdrawal dates

Trimester withdrawal 2018 dates showing refund amount and relevant academic result.
Refund amount Academic Result Trimester 1 2018 Withdrawal date Trimester 2 2018 Withdrawal date Trimester 3 2018 Withdrawal date
100% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) Up to 18 March Up to 22 July Up to 18 November
50% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) 19 March to 31 March 23 July to 15 August 19 November to 15 December
Nil WL (Withdrawn Late) 1 April to 6 May 16 August to  9 September 16 December to  6 January 2019          
Nil WN (Withdrawn Fail) From 7 May  From 10 September From 7 January 2019

Further information

Further information is available at Refunds and remission for international students.

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