Withdrawal and refund dates for current international students

If you are an international student looking to withdraw from a unit or discontinue your course, you need to be aware of the the refund dates, percentages and academic outcomes applicable to your enrolment detailed below.

Refunds and withdrawal dates for continuing students

If you are a continuing international student (not in your first study period) and have withdrawn, your refund will be determined by the amount you paid and the total of your assessed fees for the applicable period.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:

  • 100% refund of any amount paid towards your study period tuition fees if you withdraw prior to the start of the third week of the study period;
  • 50% refund, if you withdraw between the start of the third week 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 available if you withdraw after census date.

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

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.

Before withdrawing from a unit seek advice

If you withdraw from a unit or discontinue your course, you may become liable for fees and/or an academic penalty, depending on the date you withdraw or change your enrolment.

Before changing your enrolment you should check the relevant dates and seek advice from a course adviser or International Student Adviser.

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
100% refund WE
(Withdrawn Early)
up to 22 March 2020 up to 26 July 2020 up to 22 November 2020
50% refund WE
(Withdrawn Early)
23 March to 31 March 2020 * 27 July to 15 August 2020# 23 November to 15 December 2020
Census date
31 March 2020 15 August 2020# 15 December 2020
Nil WL (Withdrawn Late) 15 April to 1 June 2020 ** 16 August to 13 September 2020#* 16 December 2020 to 10 January 2021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 are subject to normal fee refund process.

# Trimester 2 2020 - Due to COVID-19, Deakin University has allowed a grace period for withdrawing units. 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 be subject to normal fee refund process.

#*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).

** Date was 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 100% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) up to 9 February 2020 up to 12 July 2020

50% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) 10 February to 31 March 2020 * 13 July 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  100% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) up to 16 February 2020 up to 19 July 2020

50% refund WE (Withdrawn Early)  17 February to 31 March 2020 * 20 July 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 100% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) up to 8 March 2020 up to 12 July 2020

50% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) 9 March to 31 March 2020 * 13 July 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 are subject to normal fee refund processes, please see the Fees website for more information.

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

Quarter 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 100% 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 19 January 2020 20 January to 19 February 2020 19 February 2020 20 February to 5 July 2020 From 6 July 2020
Study period 6M 2 up to 16 February 2020 17 February to 18 March 2020 18 March 2020 19 March to 2 August 2020 From 3 August 2020
Study period 6M 3 up to 15 March 2020 16 March to 15 April 2020 15 April 2020 16 April to 30 August 2020 From 31 August 2020
Study period 6M 4 up to 19 April 2020 20 April to 20 May 2020 20 May 2020 21 May to 4 October 2020 From 5 October 2020
Study period 6M 5 up to 17 May 2020 18 May to 17 June 2020 17 June 2020 18 June to 1 November 2020 From 2 November 2020
Study period 6M 6 up to 14 June 2020 15 June to 15 July 2020 15 July 2020 16 July to 29 November 2020 From 30 November 2020
Study period 6M 7 up to 19 July 2020 20 July to 19 August 2020 19 August 2020 20 August 2020 to 3 January 2021 From 4 January 2021
Study period 6M 8 up to 16 August 2020 17 August to 16 September 2020 16 September 2020 17 September 2020 to 31 January 2021 From 1 February 2021
Study period 6M 9 up to 20 September 2020 21 September to 21 October 2020 21 October 2020 22 October 2020 to 7 March 2021 From 8 March 2021
Study period 6M 10 up to 18 October 2020 19 October to 18 November 2020 18 November 2020 19 November 2020 to 4 April 2021 From 5 April 2021
Study period 6M 11 up to 15 November 2020  16 November to 16 December 2020         16 December 2020 17 December 2020 to 2 May 2021 From 3 May 2021
Study period 6M 12 up to 20 December 2020 21 December 2020 to 20 January 2021 20 January 2021 21 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 19 January 2020 20 January 2020 to 28 March 2020 28 March 2020 29 March 2020 to 4 January 2021 From 5 January 2021
Study period 12M 2 up to 16 February 2020 17 February to 25 April 2020 25 April 2020 26 April 2020 to 1 February 2021 From 2 February 2021
Study period 12M 3 up to 15 March 2020 16 March to 23 May 2020 23 May 2020 24 May 2020 to 1 March 2021 From 2 March 2021
Study period 12M 4 up to 19 April 2020 20 April to 27 June 2020 27 June 2020 28 June 2020 to 5 April 2021 From 6 April 2021
Study period 12M 5 up to 17 May 2020 18 May to 25 July 2020 25 July 2020 26 July 2020 to 3 May 2021 From 4 May 2021
Study period 12M 6 up to 14 June 2020 15 June to 22 August 2020 22 August 2020 23 August 2020 to 31 May  2021 From 1 June 2021
Study period 12M 7 up to 19 July 2020 20 July to 26 September 2020 26 September 2020 27 September 2020 to 5 July 2021 From 6 July 2021
Study period 12M 8 up to 16 August 2020 17 August to 24 October 2020 24 October 2020 25 October 2020 to 2 August 2021 From 3 August 2021
Study period 12M 9 up to 20 September 2020 21 September to 28 November 2020 28 November 2020 29 November 2020 to 6 September 2021 From 7 September 2021
Study period 12M 10 up to 18 October 2020 19 October to 26 December 2020 26 December 2020 27 December 2020 to 4 October 2021 From 5 October 2021
Study period 12M 11 up to 15 November 2020 16 November 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 20 December 2020 21 December 2020 to 27 February 2021 27 February 2021 28 February 2021 to 6 December 2021 From 7 December 2021

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 100% refund and Withdrawn Early (WE) Census date No refund and Withdrawn Late (WL) No refund and Withdrawn Fail (WN)
Intensive 1 up to 13 January 2020 13 January 2020 14 January 2020 to 3 February 2020 From 4 February 2020
Intensive 2 up to 23 February 2020 23 February 2020 24 February 2020 to 15 March 2020 From 16 March 2020
Intensive 3 up to 29 March 2020 29 March 2020 30 March 2020 to 19 April 2020 From 20 April 2020
Intensive 4 up to 12 April 2020 12 April 2020 13 April 2020 to 3 May 2020 From 4 May 2020
Intensive 5 up to 17 May 2020 17 May 2020 18 May 2020 to 7 June 2020   From 8 June 2020
Intensive 6 up to 28 June 2020 28 June 2020 29 June 2020 to 19 July 2020 From 20 July 2020
Intensive 7 up to 19 July 2020 19 July 2020 20 July 2020 to 9 August 2020 From 10 August 2020
Intensive 8 up to 23 August 2020 23 August 2020 24 August 2020 to 13 September 2020 From 14 September 2020
Intensive 9 up to 20 September 2020 20 September 2020 21 September 2020 to 11 October 2020 From 12 October 2020
Intensive 10 up to 18 October 2020 18 October 2020 19 October 2020 to 8 November 2020 From 9 November 2020
Intensive 11 up to 8 November 2020 8 November 2020 9 November 2020 to 29 November 2020 From 30 November 2020
Intensive 12 up to 15 November 2020 15 November 2020 16 November 2020 to 6 December 2020 From 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 2020
Withdrawal date
100% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) up to 2 February 2020 up to 31 May 2020 up to 4 October 2020
50% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) 3 February to 19 February 2020 1 June to 17 June 2020 5 October to 21 October 2020
Census date
19 February 2020 17 June 2020 21 October 2020
Nil WL (Withdrawn Late) 20 February to 8 May 2020 18 June to 18 September 2020 21 October 2020 to 15 January 2021
Nil WN (Withdrawn Fail) From 9 May 2020 From 19 September 2020 From 16 January 2021

You can apply for a refund when your StudentConnect record shows you have money in credit and all other debts owing to the University (such as library fines or Student Residences fees) have been paid. Details on how to apply for a refund is available from Refund of monies in credit.

Any monies in credit will automatically be applied to your tuition fees for the next study period.

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