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.

Trimester 1, 2 and 3 2021

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

Refund % Academic Result Trimester 1 2021 Withdrawal date Trimester 2 2021 Withdrawal date Trimester 3 2021 Withdrawal date
90% refund WE
(Withdrawn Early)
Full refund up to 31 March 2021*Full refund up to 15 August 2021*           Full refund up to 15 December 2021*
50% refund WE
(Withdrawn Early)
Full refund up to 31 March 2021*Full refund up to 15 August 2021*Full refund up to 15 December 2021*
Census date  Full refund up to 31 March 2021*Full refund up to 15 August 2021*Full refund up to15 December 2021*
Nil WL (Withdrawn Late) 1 April to 10 May 2021 16 August to 13 September 2021 16 December 2021 to 10 January 2023
Nil WN (Withdrawn Fail) From 11 May 2021 From 14 September 2021 From 11 January 2022

This information is only for commencing students only. International students not in their first study period, who withdraw by this date are still subject to normal fee refund process. Refer to the Withdrawal dates and penalties page for current international students.

* We understand that COVID-19 restrictions have meant that your study plans may be looking different than you thought they would. Deakin is providing flexibility around its refund policy for commencing students who take part in this pathway. A full refund will be provided if you withdraw before the census date for Trimester 1, 2 and 3 2021. This means you will have time to get used to studying online and make sure it is the right option for you.

Semester 1 and 2 2021

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 2021 
Withdrawal date
Semester 2 2021 
Withdrawal date
Doctor of Medicine 90% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) up to 27 December 2020* up to 30 May 2021*
  50% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) 28 December 2020 to 31 March 2021*31 May to 31 August 2021*
Census date    31 March 2021* 31 August 2021*
  Nil WL (Withdrawn Late) 31 March to 11 May 2021 1 September to 29 September 2021 
  Nil WN (Withdrawn Fail) From 12 May 2021  From 30 September 2021
Course Refund % Academic Result Semester 1 2021 
Withdrawal date
Semester 2 2021 
Withdrawal date
Bachelor of Medical Imaging  90% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) up to 3 January 2021* up to 6 June 2021*
  50% refund WE (Withdrawn Early)  4 January to 31 March 2021*7 June to 31 August 2021*
Census date    31 March 2021* 31 August 2021*
  Nil WL (Withdrawn Late) 1 April to 11 May 2021 1 September to 29 September 2021
  Nil WN (Withdrawn Fail) From 12 May 2021 From 30 September 2021
Course Refund % Academic Result Semester 1 2021 
Withdrawal date
Semester 2 2021 
Withdrawal date
Master of Dietetics 90% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) up to 3 January 2021* up to 30 May 2021*
  50% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) 4 January to 31 March 2021* 31 May to 31 August 2021*
Census date    31 March 2021* 31 August 2021*
  Nil WL (Withdrawn Late) 1 April to 11 May 2021 1 September to 29 September 2021
  Nil WN (Withdrawn Fail) From 12 May 2021 From 30 September 2021

*We understand COVID-19 restrictions have meant your study plans may be looking different than you thought they would. Deakin is providing flexibility around its refund policy for commencing students who take part in this pathway. A full refund will be provided if you withdraw before the census date for Semester 1 and 2 2021. This means you will have time to get used to studying online and make sure it is the right option for you.

Quarters 1, 2, 3 and 4 2021

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 2021 30 June 2021 30 September 2021 31 December 2021

Start Anytime 6 month 1 - 12 2021

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 (SP-6M-01) up to 8 December 2020 9 December 2020 to 17 February 2021 17 February 2021 18 February to 5 July 2021 From 6 July 2021
Study period 6M 2
(SP-6M-02)      
up to 5 January 2021 6 January to 17 March 2021 17 March 2021 18 March to 2 August 2021 From 3 August 2021
Study period 6M 3
(SP-6M-03)        
up to 1 February 20212 February to 14 April 2021 14 April 2021 15 April to 30 August 2021 From 30 August 2021
Study period 6M 4
(SP-6M-04)
up to 8 March 2021 9 March to 19 May 2021 19 May 2021 20 May to 4 October 2021 From 5 October 2021
Study period 6M 5
(SP-6M-05)        
up to 5 April 2021 6 April to 16 June 2021 16 June 2021 17 June to 1 November 2021 From 2 November 2021
Study period 6M 6
(SP-6M-06)        
up to 5 May 2021 6 May to 21 July 202121 July 202122 July to 6 December 2021 From 7 December 2021
Study period 6M 7
(SP-6M-07)        
up to 7 June 2021 8 June to 19 August 2021 18 August 2021 20 August 2021 to 3 January 2022 From 4 January 2022
Study period 6M 8
(SP-6M-08)
up to 5 July 2021 6 July to 15 September 2021 15 September 2021 16 September 2021 to 31 January 2022 From 1 February 2022
Study period 6M 9
(SP-6M-09)        
up to 9 August 2021 10 August to 20 October 2021 20 October 2021 21 October 2021 to 7 March 2022 From 8 March 2022
Study period 6M 10
(SP-6M-10)        
up to 6 September 2021 7 September to 17 November 2021 17 November 2021 18 November 2021 to 4 April 2022 From 5 April 2022
Study period 6M 11
(SP-6M-11)        
up to 4 October 2021  5 October to 15 December 2021                 15 December 2021 16 December 2021 to 2 May 2022 From 3 May 2022
Study period 6M 12
(SP-6M-12)        
up to 8 November 2021 9 November 2021 to 19 January 2022 19 January 2022 20 January to 6 June 2022 From 7 June 2022

Start Anytime 12 month 1 - 12 2021

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
(SP-12M-01)
up to 8 December 2020 9 December 2020 to 27 March 2021 27 March 2021 28 March 2021 to 4 January 2022 From 5 January 2022
Study period 12M 2
(SP-12M-02)        
up to 5 January 2021 6 January to 24 April 2021 24 April 2021 25 April 2021 to 1 February 2022 From 2 February 2022
Study period 12M 3
(SP-12M-03)        
up to 1 February 2021 2 February to 22 May 2021 22 May 2021 23 May 2021 to 1 March 2022 From 2 March 2022
Study period 12M 4
(SP-12M-04)        
up to 8 March 2021 9 March to 26 June 2021 26 June 2021 27 June 2021 to 5 April 2022 From 6 April 2022
Study period 12M 5
(SP-12M-05)        
up to 5 April 2021 6 April to 24 July 2021 24 July 2021 25 July 2021 to 3 May 2022 From 4 May 2022
Study period 12M 6
(SP-12M-06)        
up to 3 May 2021 4 May to 28 August 2021 28 August 2021 29 August 2021 to 7 June 2022 From 8 June 2022
Study period 12M 7
(SP-12M-07)        
up to 7 June 2021 8 June to 25 September 2021 25 September 2021 26 September 2021 to 5 July 2022 From 6 July 2022
Study period 12M 8
(SP-12M-08)        
up to 5 July 2021 6 July to 23 October 2021 23 October 2021 24 October 2021 to 2 August 2022 From 3 August 2022
Study period 12M 9
(SP-12M-09)        
up to 9 August 2021 10 August to 27 November 2021 27 November 2021 28 November 2021 to 6 September 2022 From 7 September 2022
Study period 12M 10
(SP-12M-10)        
up to 6 September 2021 7 September to 25 December 2021 25 December 2021 26 December 2021 to 4 October 2022 From 5 October 2022
Study period 12M 11
(SP-12M-11)        
up to 4 October 2021 5 October 2021 to 22 January 2022 22 January 2022 23 December 2021 to 1 November 2022 From 2 November 2022
Study period 12M 12
(SP-12M-12)        
up to 3 November 2021 4 November 2021 to 26 February 2022 26 February 2022 27 February 2022 to 6 December 2022 From 7 December 2022

Masters Qualifying Program 2021

The following table for students enrolled in the Masters Qualifying Program in 2021 study periods and shows the withdrawal dates, refund amounts and relevant academic results.

Refund % Academic Result Study Period 1 2021 Withdrawal date Study Period 2 2021 Withdrawal date Study Period 3 2021 Withdrawal date
90% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) up to 31 January 2021 up to 30 May 2021 up to 26 September 2021
50% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) 1 February to 31 March 2021 31 May to 21 July 2021 27 September to 17 November 2021
Census date   31 March 2021 21 July 2021 17 November 2021
Nil WL (Withdrawn Late) 1 April to 28 April 2021        22 July to 25 August 2021 18 November to 22 December 2021
Nil WN (Withdrawn Fail) From 29 April 2021 From 26 August 2021 From 23 December 2021

Intensive 1 - 12 2021

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 14 November 2020 15 November 2020 to 18 January 2021 18 January 2021 19 January to 31 January 2021 From 1 February 2021
Intensive 2 up to 26 December 2020 26 December 2020 to 1 March 2021 1 March 2021 2 March to 14 March 2021 From 15 March 2021
Intensive 3 up to 30 January 2021 31 January to 5 April 2021 5 April 2021 6 April to 18 April 2021 From 19 April 2021
Intensive 4 up to 13 February 2021 14 February to 19 April 2021 19 April 2021 20 April to 2 May 2021 From 3 May 2021
Intensive 5 up to 20 March 2021 21 March to 24 May 2021 24 May 2021 25 May to 6 June 2021   From 7 June 2021
Intensive 6 up to 1 May 2021 2 May to 5 July 2021 5 July 2021 6 July to 18 July 2021 From 19 July 2021
Intensive 7 up to 22 May 2021 23 May to 26 July 2021 26 July 2021 27 July to 8 August 2021 From 9 August 2021
Intensive 8 up to 26 June 2021 27 June to 30 August 2021 30 August 2021 31 August to 12 September 2021 From 13 September 2021
Intensive 9 up to 24 July 2021 25 July to 27 September 2021 27 September 2021 28 September to 10 October 2021 From 11 October 2021
Intensive 10 up to 21 August 2021 22 August to 25 October 2021 25 October 2021 26 October to 7 November 2021 From 8 November 2021
Intensive 11 up to 11 September 2021 12 September to 15 November 2021 15 November 2021 16 November to 28 November 2021 From 29 November 2021
Intensive 12 up to 18 September 2021 19 September to 22 November 2021 22 November 2021 23 November 2021 to 5 December 2021 From 6 December 2021

Northern Hemisphere 1, 2 and 3 2021

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

Refund % Academic Result NTH 1 2021 
Withdrawal date
NTH 2 2021 
Withdrawal date
NTH 3 2021
Withdrawal date
90% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) up to 20 December 2020 up to 18 April 2021 up to 22 August 2021
50% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) 21 December 2020 to 17 February 2021 19 April to 16 June 2021 23 August to 20 October 2021
Census date   17 February 2021 16 June 2021 20 October 2021
Nil WL (Withdrawn Late) 18 February to 8 May 2021 17 June to 19 September 2021 21 October 2021 to 15 January 2022
Nil WN (Withdrawn Fail) From 9 May 2021 From 19 September 2021 From 16 January 2022

January 2021

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 2020
50% refund WE
(Withdrawn Early)
7 December to 10 January 2021
Census date   10 January 2021
Nil WL (Withdrawn Late) 11 January 2021 to 15 January 2021
Nil WN (Withdrawn Fail) From 16 January 2021

2020 Academic year

The following study periods are for the 2020 Academic year.

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
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