Withdrawal and refund dates for international students in their first study period

If you are an international student enrolled in your first study period the refund dates, percentages and academic outcomes applicable to your enrolment are detailed below.

If you withdraw prior to census date, your refund will be determined by the amount you paid and the total of your assessed fees for the applicable period.  If you have paid 100% of your total assessed tuition fees you will be eligible for a:

  • 90%* refund, if you withdraw at least 4 weeks prior to the start of the teaching period. The retention of 10% of the assessed tuition fees for commencing students is in recognition of the additional costs involved in administering the initial stages of enrolment. If you have paid less than 100% of your total assessed tuition fees, Deakin will retain 10% of your total assessed tuition fees and you will be eligible for a refund of any remaining credit balance.
  • 50%* refund, if you withdraw between 4 weeks prior to the start of the teaching period and the census date. If you have paid less than 100% of your total assessed tuition fees, Deakin will retain 50% of your total assessed tuition fees and you will be eligible for a refund of any remaining credit balance.
  • no refund is payable if you withdraw after census date
  • If detailed in your Letter of Offer, a non-refundable amount will be retained if you withdraw from your studies prior to the census date of the first teaching period in your award course. Please refer to your Letter of Offer for details.

If you withdraw from a unit, prior to census date, and remain enrolled in a full time study load no penalty will apply.

* Please view your study period in the table below and take note of some changes to withdrawal dates refund percentages due to COVID-19. Your refund amount will be determined based on your total assessed tuition fees for the relevant study period not including any scholarship or bursary. Scholarship or bursary payments only apply in study periods where you are actively enrolled and remain enrolled after the census date.

Total assessed tuition fees = this is the full amount of all tuition fees for the applicable period and does not include any scholarship or bursary payment.

First study period = your first period of study at Deakin.  If you course transfer or commence another degree you will be considered a current student.  Refer to the current students withdrawal dates for information.

2020 Academic year

The following study periods are for the 2020 Academic year.

Trimester 1, 2 and 3 2020

The following tables for Trimester study periods shows withdrawal dates, refund amounts and relevant academic results.

Refund % Academic Result Trimester 1 2020 Withdrawal date Trimester 2 2020 Withdrawal date Trimester 3 2020 Withdrawal date
90% refund WE
(Withdrawn Early)
up to 9 February 2020 up to 14 June 2020** up to 11 October 2020
50% refund WE
(Withdrawn Early)
10 February to 31 March 2020 * 15 June to 15 August 2020** 12 October to 15 December 2020 #
Census date
31 March 2020 15 August 2020**  15 December 2020
Nil WL (Withdrawn Late) 16 April to 1 June 2020 *** 16 August to 13 September 2020#* 16 December 2020 to 10 January 2021
Nil WN (Withdrawn Fail) From 2 June 2020 **** From 14 September 2020#** From 11 January 2021

* Trimester 1 2020 - Due to COVID-19, Deakin University has allowed a grace period for withdrawing units. Units withdrawn by 11.59pm on 15 April 2020 will not incur an academic penalty and will be recorded as Withdrawn Early (WE).International students who withdraw by this date are still subject to normal fee refund process.

** Trimester 2 2020 - Due to COVID-19, units withdrawn by 11.59pm on 24 August 2020 will not incur an academic penalty and will be recorded as Withdrawn Early (WE). International students who withdraw by this date will not incur fees.

#*Trimester 2 2020 - Due to COVID-19, units withdrawn by 11.59pm on 4 October 2020 will be recorded as a WL (Withdrawn Late).

#**Trimester 2 2020 - Due to COVID-19, units withdrawn from 5 October 2020 will be recorded as a WN (Withdrawn Fail).

# Trimester 3 2020 - Due to COVID-19, units withdrawn by 11.59pm on the census date will not incur an academic penalty and will be recorded as Withdrawn Early (WE). International students not in their first study period, who withdraw by this date are still subject to normal fee refund process.

*** Dates were originally 1 April to 11 May and were changed due to COVID-19 impact.

**** Date was originally 12 May and was changed due to COVID-19 impact.

Semester 1 and 2 2020

The Semester dates are different for each course listed below. Please use the table applicable to your enrolment.

The following tables for Semester study periods shows withdrawal dates, refund amounts and relevant academic results.

Course Refund % Academic Result Semester 1 2020 
Withdrawal date
Semester 2 2020 
Withdrawal date
Doctor of Medicine 90% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) up to 29 December 2019 up to 31 May 2020**

50% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) 30 December 2019 to 31 March 2020 * 1 June to 31 August 2020**
Census date

31 March 2020 31 August 2020**

Nil WL (Withdrawn Late) 16 April to 1 June 2020 *** 1 September to 29 September 2020 

Nil WN (Withdrawn Fail) From 12 May 2020  From 30 September 2020
Course Refund % Academic Result Semester 1 2020 
Withdrawal date
Semester 2 2020 
Withdrawal date
Bachelor of Medical Imaging  90% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) up to 5 January 2020 up to 7 June 2020**

50% refund WE (Withdrawn Early)  6 January to 31 March 2020 * 8 June to 31 August 2020**
Census date

31 March 2020 31 August 2020**

Nil WL (Withdrawn Late) 16 April to 1 June 2020 *** 1 September to 29 September 2020

Nil WN (Withdrawn Fail) From 12 May 2020 From 30 September 2020
Course Refund % Academic Result Semester 1 2020 
Withdrawal date
Semester 2 2020 
Withdrawal date
Master of Dietetics 90% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) up to 26 January 2020 up to 31 May 2020**

50% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) 27 January to 31 March 2020 * 1 June to 31 August 2020**
Census date

31 March 2020 31 August 2020**

Nil WL (Withdrawn Late) 16 April to 1 June 2020 *** 1 September to 29 September 2020

Nil WN (Withdrawn Fail) From 12 May 2020 From 30 September 2020

* Semester 1 2020 - Due to COVID-19, Deakin University has allowed a grace period for withdrawing units. Units withdrawn by 11.59pm on 15 April 2020 will not incur an academic penalty and will be recorded as Withdrawn Early (WE). Domestic students who withdraw by this date will not incur fees. International students who withdraw by this date are still subject to normal fee refund processes, please see the Fees website for more information.

** Semester 2 2020 - Due to COVID-19, Units withdrawn by 11.59pm on 31 August 2020 will not incur an academic penalty and will be recorded as Withdrawn Early (WE).  Commencing international students and domestic students who withdraw by this date will not incur fees. International students not in their first study period, who withdraw by this date are still subject to normal fee refund processes, please see the Fees website for more information.

*** Dates were originally 1 April to 11 May and were changed due to COVID-19 impact.

Quarters 1, 2, 3 and 4 2020

The following table for Quarter study periods shows withdrawal dates, refund amounts and relevant academic results.

Refund % Academic Result Quarter 1 2020 Withdrawal date Quarter 2 2020 Withdrawal date Quarter 3 2020 Withdrawal date Quarter 4 2020 Withdrawal date
100% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) up to 31 March up to 30 June up to 30 September up to 31 December
Census date
31 March 2020 30 June 2020 30 September 2020 31 December 2020

Start Anytime 6 month 1 - 12 2020

The following table for Start Anytime 6 month study periods shows withdrawal dates, refund amounts and relevant academic results.

Study period Dates for 90% refund
Withdrawn Early (WE)
Dates for 50% refund
Withdrawn Early (WE)
Census date No refund
Withdrawn Late (WL)
No refund
Withdrawn Fail (WN)
Study period 6M 1 up to 8 December 2019 9 December 2019 to 19 February 2020 19 February 2020 20 February to 5 July 2020 From 6 July 2020
Study period 6M 2 up to 5 January 2020 6 January to 18 March 2020 18 March 2020 19 March to 2 August 2020 From 3 August 2020
Study period 6M 3 up to 2 February 2020 3 February to 15 April 2020 15 April 2020 16 April to 30 August 2020 From 31 August 2020
Study period 6M 4 up to 8 March 2020 9 March to 20 May 2020 20 May 2020 21 May to 4 October 2020 From 5 October 2020
Study period 6M 5 up to 5 April 2020 6 April to 17 June 2020 17 June 2020 18 June to 1 November 2020 From 2 November 2020
Study period 6M 6 up to 3 May 2020 4 May to 15 July 2020 15 July 2020 16 July to 29 November 2020 From 30 November 2020
Study period 6M 7 up to 7 June 2020 8 June to 19 August 2020 19 August 2020 20 August 2020 to 3 January 2021 From 4 January 2021
Study period 6M 8 up to 5 July 20206 July to 16 September 202016 September 202017 September 2020 to 31 January 2021 From 1 February 2021
Study period 6M 9 up to 9 August 2020 10 August to 21 October 202021 October 202022 October 2020 to 7 March 2021 From 8 March 2021
Study period 6M 10 up to 6 September 20207 September to 18 November 202018 November 202019 November 2020 to 4 April 2021 From 5 April 2021
Study period 6M 11 up to 4 October 2020  5 October to 16 December 2020        16 December 202017 December 2020 to 2 May 2021 From 3 May 2021
Study period 6M 12 up to 8 November 2020 9 November 2020 to 20 January 2021 20 January 202121 January to 6 June 2021 From 7 June 2021

Start Anytime 12 month 1 - 12 2020

The following table for Start Anytime 12 month study periods shows withdrawal dates, refund amounts and relevant academic results.

Study period Dates for 90% refund
Withdrawn Early (WE)
Dates for 50% refund
Withdrawn Early (WE)
Census date No refund
Withdrawn Late (WL)
No refund
Withdrawn Fail (WN)
Study period 12M 1 up to 8 December 2019 9 December 2019 to 28 March 2020 28 March 2020 29 March 2020 to 4 January 2021 From 5 January 2021
Study period 12M 2 up to 5 January 2020 6 January to 25 April 2020 25 April 2020 26 April 2020 to 1 February 2021 From 2 February 2021
Study period 12M 3 up to 2 February 2020 3 February to 23 May 2020 23 May 2020 24 May 2020 to 1 March 2021 From 2 March 2021
Study period 12M 4 up to 8 March 2020 9 March to 27 June 2020 27 June 2020 28 June 2020 to 5 April 2021 From 6 April 2021
Study period 12M 5 up to 5 April 2020 6 April to 25 July 2020 25 July 2020 26 July 2020 to 3 May 2021 From 4 May 2021
Study period 12M 6 up to 3 May 2020 4 May to 22 August 2020 22 August 2020 23 August 2020 to 31 May  2021 From 1 June 2021
Study period 12M 7 up to 7 June 2020 8 June to 26 September 2020 26 September 2020 27 September 2020 to 5 July 2021 From 6 July 2021
Study period 12M 8 up to 5 July 2020 6 July to 24 October 2020 24 October 2020 25 October 2020 to 2 August 2021 From 3 August 2021
Study period 12M 9 up to 9 August 2020 10 August to 28 November 2020 28 November 2020 29 November 2020 to 6 September 2021 From 7 September 2021
Study period 12M 10 up to 6 September 2020 7 September to 26 December 2020 26 December 2020 27 December 2020 to 4 October 2021 From 5 October 2021
Study period 12M 11 up to 4 October 2020 5 October 2020 to 23 January 2021 23 January 2021 24 December 2020 to 1 October 2021 From 2 October 2021
Study period 12M 12 up to 8 November 2020 9 November 2020 to 27 February 2021 27 February 2021 28 February 2021 to 6 December 2021 From 7 December 2021

Masters Qualifying Program 2020

The following table for students enrolled in the Masters Qualifying Program in 2020 study periods and shows the withdrawal dates, refund amounts and relevant academic results.

Refund % Academic Result Study Period 1 2020 Withdrawal date Study Period 2 2020 Withdrawal date Study Period 3 2020 Withdrawal date
90% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) up to 2 February 2020 up to 31 May 2020 up to 27 September 2020
50% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) 3 February to 31 March 2020 1 June to 21 July 2020 28 September to 17 November 2020
Census date
31 March 2020 21 July 2020 17 November 2020
Nil WL (Withdrawn Late) 1 April to 28 April 2020        22 July to 25 August 2020 18 November to 22 December 2020
Nil WN (Withdrawn Fail) From 29 April 2020 From 26 August 2020 From 23 December 2020

Intensive 1 - 12 2020

The following table for Intensive study periods shows withdrawal dates, refund amounts and relevant academic results.

Study period Date to withdraw by to receive 90% refund and Withdrawn Early (WE) Dates for receiving 50% refund and Withdrawn Early (WE) Census date No refund and Withdrawn Late (WL) No refund and Withdrawn Fail (WN)
Intensive 1 up to 5 January 2020 6 January to 13 January 2020 13 January 2020 14 January 2020 to 3 February 2020 From 4 February 2020
Intensive 2 up to 15 February 2020 16 February to 23 February 2020 23 February 2020 24 February 2020 to 15 March 2020From 16 March 2020
Intensive 3 up to 21 March 2020 22 March to 29 March 2020 29 March 2020 30 March 2020 to 19 April 2020From 20 April 2020
Intensive 4 up to 4 April 2020 5 April to 12 April 2020 12 April 2020 13 April 2020 to 3 May 2020 From 4 May 2020
Intensive 5 up to 9 May 2020 11 May to 17 May 2020 17 May 2020 18 May 2020 to 7 June 2020  From 8 June 2020
Intensive 6 up to 20 June 2020 21 June to 28 June 2020 28 June 2020 29 June 2020 to 19 July 2020From 20 July 2020
Intensive 7 up to 11 July 2020 12 July to 19 July 2020 19 July 2020 20 July 2020 to 9 August 2020From 10 August 2020
Intensive 8 up to 15 August 2020 16 August to 23 August 2020 23 August 2020 24 August 2020 to 13 September 2020From 14 September 2020
Intensive 9 up to 12 September 2020 13 September to 20 September 2020 20 September 2020 21 September 2020 to 11 October 2020From 12 October 2020
Intensive 10 up to 10 October 2020 11 October to 18 October 2020 18 October 2020 19 October 2020 to 8 November 2020From 9 November 2020
Intensive 11 up to 31 October 2020 1 November to 8 November 2020 8 November 2020 9 November 2020 to 29 November 2020From 30 November 2020
Intensive 12 up to 7 November 2020 8 November to 15 November 2020 15 November 2020 16 November 2020 to 6 December 2020From 7 December 2020

Northern Hemisphere 1 and 2 2020

The following table for Northern Hemisphere study periods withdrawal dates, refund amounts and relevant academic results.

Refund % Academic Result NTH 1 2020 
Withdrawal date
NTH 2 2020 
Withdrawal date
NTH 3 200
Withdrawal date
90% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) up to 22 December 2019 up to 19 April 2020up to 23 August 2020
50% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) 23 December 2019 to 19 February 2020 20 April to 17 June 202024 August to 21 October 2020
Census date
19 February 2020 17 June 202021 October 2020
Nil WL (Withdrawn Late) 20 February to 8 May 2020 18 June to 18 September 202021 October 2020 to 15 January 2021
Nil WN (Withdrawn Fail) From 9 May 2020From 19 September 2020From 16 January 2021

January 2020

The following table for January withdrawal dates also shows refund amount and relevant academic result.

Refund % Academic Result Withdrawal dates
90% refund WE
(Withdrawn Early)
up to 6 December 2019
50% refund WE
(Withdrawn Early)
7 December to 10 January 2020
Census date
10 January 2020
Nil WL (Withdrawn Late) 11 January 2020 to 15 January 2020
Nil WN (Withdrawn Fail) From 16 January 2020
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