Fees paid by employers and sponsors

Any organisation or third party can sponsor the course fees for a Deakin student.


When your sponsor wants to pay course fees directly to Deakin, they need to complete a Sponsorship Agreement form.

The sponsorship is valid for the course, duration of sponsorship and level of sponsorship specified on the signed Sponsorship Agreement form only. Any changes will require completion of a new Sponsorship Agreement form.

The sponsor will be liable for all specified fees incurred up to the end of the sponsorship agreement or the point of termination of the sponsorship agreement if the sponsorship agreement is terminated early.

Sponsorship agreement form

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A single invoice listing all sponsored students will be sent to the sponsor within two weeks of the census date of each study period.


The sponsor must provide payment of the sponsored fees by the specified due date.

Where payment in full is not received by the due date, a reminder notice will be issued by Deakin.

Where payment is not received by the due date, an encumbrance will be placed on the student record. This encumbrance will prevent the student from accessing their assessment results, making any variation to their enrolment, and applying to graduate.


Refunds of monies paid will be made to the sponsor unless Deakin receives written advice from the sponsor requesting otherwise.

A refund is only payable where the student has discontinued their unit/s of study on or before the study period census date.

The sponsor may request a refund of monies paid, by emailing fees@deakin.edu.au

Termination of sponsor agreement

The sponsor must advise Deakin University in writing in the event that they decide to terminate the sponsorship of a sponsored student prior to the end of the sponsorship agreement period.

Notification of the termination of sponsorship must be received on or before a study period census date for the termination to take effect in that study period.

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