2023 Research Degree dates
Applications for candidature without scholarship may be made at any time. Applications for candidature and scholarships must be made by the applicable deadline. Commencement of candidature is not confined to Deakin's trimesters.
For further details on research scholarships available and application deadlines, see Scholarships.
Please note that the Doctor of Psychology (Clinical or Health streams) has only one yearly intake. More information is at Deakin's How to apply.
Please also be aware that these dates are subject to change; check this page regularly.
2023 Research Degree Census dates
|2023 Quarter 1 Census date for international candidates||Friday 31 March|
|2023 Quarter 2 Census date for international candidates||Friday 30 June|
|2023 Quarter 3 Census date for international candidates||Saturday 30 September|
|2023 Quarter 4 Census date for international candidates||Sunday 31 December|
The census date marks the deadline for withdrawing from a subject, your course, or requesting a break from your study, without incurring financial liabilities or having the action recorded on your academic transcript and statements.
How census date affects you
For international fee-paying students, census date has the following implications.
- It’s the last day that established/continuing students can withdraw from the current study period and receive a refund.
- If you’re a new/commencing student, it’s the last day you can withdraw from the current study period and receive a refund.
If you’re a domestic student, census date has numerous implications.
- It’s the last day you can withdraw from units, intermit from the current study period, or discontinue your course without HECS-HELP/FEE-HELP liability.
- For Commonwealth-supported, HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP or SA-HELP students, it’s the last day you can make full or partial upfront payments for the current study period.
- For Commonwealth-supported students, it’s the last day you can submit an online Commonwealth Assistance Form and/or provide your tax file number (TFN).
- For Commonwealth-supported, HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP or SA-HELP students, it’s the last day you can submit your Unique Student Identifier (USI).
- For domestic fee-paying students, it’s the last day you can apply for FEE-HELP or pay fees up front for the current study period.
- It’s also the last day you can withdraw from the current study period without incurring the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).
Find your census date
View the appropriate census date for your study period:
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- Bachelor of Medical Imaging 2023 dates
- Master of Dietetics 2023 dates
- Masters Qualifying Program 2023 dates
- Research Degree 2023 dates
- Intensive Unit 2023 dates
- Health Honours 2023 dates
- SEBE Honours 2023 dates
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