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International tuition fee refunds

Fee refund percentages and dates for international students

Refunds for international students in their first teaching period at Deakin University

For those new international students who have withdrawn after having paid their fees, the refund policy allows-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

* If detailed in your Letter of Offer a $3000 non-refundable amount will be retained if you withdraw from your studies, prior to the census date of your first teaching period.  Please refer to your Letter of Offer for details.

For those withdrawing having 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.

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 table below:


Refund amount

Academic Result
Trimester 1 2016 Withdrawal date Trimester 2 2016 Withdrawal date Trimester 3 2016 Withdrawal date
90%* refund WE
(Withdrawn Early)
Up to 7 February Up to 12 June Up to 9 October
50%* refund WE
(Withdrawn Early)
 8 February to
 31 March
13 June to
15 August
10 October to
15 December
Nil WL
(Withdrawn Late)
1 April to 8 May 16 August to 
11 September
16 December to 
 8 January 2017
Nil WN
(Withdrawn Fail)
 9 May to 27 May 12 September to
30 September
9 January 2017 to 
3 February 2017
Nil N
(Fail)
From 28 May From 1 October From 4 February 2017

Refund amount

Academic Result
Semester 1 2016
Withdrawal date
Semester 2 2016
Withdrawal date
90%* refund WE (Withdrawn Early) Up to 3 January Up to 5 June
50%* refund WE (Withdrawn Early)  4 January to 31 March  6 June to 31 August
Nil WL (Withdrawn Late) 1 April to 12 May 1 September to 4 October
Nil WN (Withdrawn Fail) 13 May to 9 June 5 October to 11 November
Nil N (Fail) From 10 June From 12 November

Refund amount

Academic Result
Residential 1 2016
Withdrawal date
Residential 2 2016
Withdrawal date
Residential 3 2016
Withdrawal date
90%* refund WE
(Withdrawn Early)
Up to 21 February Up to 19 June Up to 9 October
50%* refund WE
(Withdrawn Early)
22 February to18 May 20 June to 31 August  10 October to 15 December
Nil WL
(Withdrawn Late)
From 19 May From 1 September From 16 December

Refunds for international students who are currently enrolled at Deakin University

For those continuing international students who have withdrawn after having paid their fees, the refund policy allows-

  • 100% if withdrawal from the unit(s) is prior to the start of the third week of the trimester;
  • 50% 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.

For those withdrawing having 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 table below:

Refund amount
Academic Result
Trimester 1 2016
Withdrawal date
Trimester 2 2016
Withdrawal date
Trimester 3 2016
Withdrawal date
100% refund WE
(Withdrawn Early)
Up to 20 March Up to 24 July Up to 20 November
50% refund WE
(Withdrawn Early)
21 March to
31 March
25 July to
15 August
21 November to
15 December
Nil WL
(Withdrawn Late)
1 April to 8 May 16 August to 
11 September
16 December to 
8 January 2017
Nil WN
(Withdrawn Fail)
 9 May to 27 May 12 September to 
30 September
9 January 2017 to 
3 February 2017
Nil N
(Fail)
From 28 May From 1 October From 4 February 2017
Refund amount
Academic Result
Semester 1 2016
Withdrawal date
Semester 2 2016
Withdrawal date
100% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) Up to 14 February Up to 17 July
50% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) 15 February to 31 March 18 July to 31 August
Nil WL (Withdrawn Late) 1 April to 12 May 1 September to 4 October
Nil WN (Withdrawn Fail) 13 May to 9 June  5 October to 11 November
Nil N (Fail) From 10 June From 12 November
Refund amount
Academic Result
Residential 1 2016
Withdrawal date
Residential 2 2016
Withdrawal date
Residential 3 2016
Withdrawal date
100% refund WE
(Withdrawn Early)
Up to 3 April Up to 31 July Up to 20 November
50% refund WE
(Withdrawn Early)
 4 April to 18 May 1 August to 
31 August
21 November to
15 December
Nil WL
(Withdrawn Late)
From 19 May From 1 September From 16 December
Refund amount
Academic Result
Quarter 1 2016
Withdrawal date
Quarter 2 2016
Withdrawal date
Quarter 3 2016
Withdrawal date
Quarter 4 2016
Withdrawal date
100% refund WE
(Withdrawn Early)
Up to 31 March Up to 30 June Up to 30 September Up to 31 December
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