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If you are a continuing international student (not in your first study period) and have withdrawn, your refund will be determined by the amount you paid and the total of your assessed fees for the applicable period.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

If you remain enrolled in your units after the census date and successfully pass your units, there is no avenue available to have your fees refunded.

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 Student Adviser.

2022 Academic year

The following study periods are for the 2022 Academic year.

Trimester 1, 2 and 3 2022

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

Refund % Academic Result Trimester 1 2022 Withdrawal date Trimester 2 2022 Withdrawal date Trimester 3 2022 Withdrawal date
100% refund WE
(Withdrawn Early)
up to 20 March 2022 up to 24 July 2022 up to 20 November 2022
50% refundWE
(Withdrawn Early)
21 March to 31 March 202225 July to 15 August 202221 November to 15 December 2022
Census date   31 March 2022 15 August 2022 15 December 2022
Nil WL (Withdrawn Late) 1 April to 9 May 2022 16 August to 12 September 2022 16 December 2022 to 16 January 2023
Nil WN (Withdrawn Fail) From 10 May 2022 From 13 September 2022 From 17 January 2023

Semester 1 and 2 2022

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.

Doctor of Medicine
Refund % Academic Result Semester 1 2022
Withdrawal date
Semester 2 2022
Withdrawal date
100% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) up to 6 February 2022 up to 10 July 2022
50% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) 7 February to 31 March 2022 11 July to 31 August 2022
Census date  31 March 2022 31 August 2022
Nil WL (Withdrawn Late) 1 April to 8 May 2022 1 September to 9 October 2022
Nil WN (Withdrawn Fail) From 9 May 2022 From 10 October 2022
Bachelor of Medical Imaging
Refund % Academic Result Semester 1 2022
Withdrawal date
Semester 2 2022
Withdrawal date
100% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) up to 13 February 2022 up to 17 July 2022
50% refund WE (Withdrawn Early)  14 February to 31 March 2022 18 July to 31 August 2022
Census date  31 March 2022 31 August 2022
Nil WL (Withdrawn Late) 1 April to 8 May 2022 1 September to 9 October 2022
Nil WN (Withdrawn Fail) From 9 May 2022 From 10 October 2022
Master of Dietetics
Refund % Academic Result Semester 1 2022
Withdrawal date
Semester 2 2022
Withdrawal date
100% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) up to 13 February 2022 up to 10 July 2022
50% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) 14 February to 31 March 2022 11 July to 31 August 2022
Census date   31 March 2022 31 August 2022
Nil WL (Withdrawn Late) 1 April to 8 May 2022 1 September to 9 October 2022
Nil WN (Withdrawn Fail) From 9 May 2022 From 10 October 2022
Health Honours
Refund % Academic Result Semester 1 2022
Withdrawal date
Semester 2 2022
Withdrawal date
100% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) up to 27 February 2022 up to 17 July 2022
50% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) 28 February to 31 March 2022 18 July to 31 August 2022
Census date  31 March 2022 31 August 2022
Nil WL (Withdrawn Late) 1 April to 8 May 2022 1 September to 9 October 2022
Nil WN (Withdrawn Fail) From 9 May 2022 From 10 October 2022
SEBE Honours
Refund % Academic Result Semester 1 2022
Withdrawal date
Semester 2 2022
Withdrawal date
100% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) up to 13 February 2022 up to 12 July 2022
50% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) 14 February to 31 March 2022 13 July to 31 August 2022
Census date   31 March 2022 31 August 2022
Nil WL (Withdrawn Late) 1 April to 8 May 2022 1 September to 9 October 2022
Nil WN (Withdrawn Fail) From 9 May 2022 From 10 October 2022

Quarter 1, 2, 3 and 4 2022

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

Refund % Academic Result Quarter 1 2022 Withdrawal date Quarter 2 2022 Withdrawal date Quarter 3 2022 Withdrawal date Quarter 4 2022 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 2022 30 June 2022 30 September 2022 31 December 2022

Start Anytime 6 month 1 - 12 2022

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

Study periodDates for 100% refund
Withdrawn Early (WE)
Dates for 50% refund
Withdrawn Early (WE)
Census dateNo refund
Withdrawn Late (WL)
No refund
Withdrawn Fail (WN)
Study period 6M 1 up to 16 January 2022 17 January to 16 February 2022 17 February 2022 18 February to 5 July 2022 From 6 July 2022
Study period 6M 2 up to 13 February 2022 14 February  to 16 March 2022 17 March 2022 18 March to 2 August 2022 From 3 August 2022
Study period 6M 3 up to 14 March 2022 15 March to 13 April  2022 14 April 2022 15 April to 30 August 2022 From 31 August 2022
Study period 6M 4 up to 18 April 2022 19 April to 18 May 2022 19 May 2022 20 May to 4 October 2022 From 5 October 2022
Study period 6M 5 up to 16 May 2022 17 May to 15 June 2022 16 June 2022 17 June to 1 November 2022 From 2 November 2022
Study period 6M 6 up to 20 June 2022 21 June to 20 July 2022 21 July 2022 22 July to 6 December 2022 From 7 December 2022
Study period 6M 7 up to 18 July 2022 19July to 17 August 2022 18 August 2022 19 August 2022 to 3 January 2023 From 4 January 2023
Study period 6M 8 up to 15 August 2022 16 August to 14 September 2022 15 September 2022 16 September 2022 to 31 January 2023 From 1 February 2023
Study period 6M 9 up to 19 September 2022 20 September to 19 October 2022 20 October 2022 21 October 2022 to 7 March 2023 From 8 March 2023
Study period 6M 10 up to 17 October 2022 18 October to 16 November 2022 17 November 2022 18 November 2022 to 4 April 2023 From 5 April 2023
Study period 6M 11 up to 14 November 2022 15 November to 14 December 2022 15 December  2022 16 December 2022 to 2 May 2023 From 3 May 2023
Study period 6M 12 up to 5 December 2022 6 December to 28 December 202229 December 2022 30 December 2022 to 23 May 2023 From 24 May 2023

Start Anytime 12 month 1 - 12 2022

The following table for Start Anytime 12 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 12M 1 up to 16 January 2022 17 January to 27 March 2022 28 March 2022 29 March 2022 to 4 January 2023 From 5 January 2023
Study period 12M 2 up to 13 February 2022 14 February to 24 April 2022 25 April 2022 26 April 2022 to 1 February 2023 From 2 February 2023
Study period 12M 3 up to 14 March 2022 15 March to 22 May 2022 23 May 2022 24 May 2022 to 1 March 2023 From 2 March 2023
Study period 12M 4 up to 18 April 2022 19 April to 26 June 2022 27 June 2022 28 June 2022 to 5 April 2023 From 6 April 2023
Study period 12M 5 up to 16 May 2022 17 May to 24 July 2022 25 July 2022 26 July 2022 to 3 May 2023 From 4 May 2023
Study period 12M 6 up to 20 June 2022 21 June to 28 August 2022 29 August 2022 30 August 2022 to 7 June 2023 From 8 June 2023
Study period 12M 7 up to 18 July 2022 19 July to 25 September 2022 26 September 2022 27 September 2022 to 5 July 2023 From 6 July 2023
Study period 12M 8 up to 15 August 2022 16 August to 23 October 2022 24 October 2022 25 October 2022 to 2 August 2023 From 3 August 2023
Study period 12M 9 up to 19 September 2022 20 September to 27 November 2022 28 November 2022 29 November 2022 to 6 September 2023 From 7 September 2023
Study period 12M 10 up to 17 October 2022 18 October to 25 December 2020 26 December 2022 27 December 2022 to 4 October 2023 From 5 October 2023
Study period 12M 11 up to 14 November 2022 15 November 2022 to 22 January 2023 23 January 2023 24 January to 1 November 2023 From 2 November 2023
Study period 12M 12 up to 19 December 2022 20 December 2022 to 26 February 2023 27 February 2023 28 February to 6 December 2023 From 7 December 2023

Intensive 1 -12 2022

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 23 January 202224 January 2022 25 January 2022 to 6 February 2022 From 7 February 2022
Intensive 2 up to 6March 2022 7 March 2022 8 March 2022 to 20 March 2022 From 21 March 2022
Intensive 3 up to 20 March 2022 21 March 2022 22 March 2022 to 3 April 2022 From 4 April 2022
Intensive 4 up to 19 April 2022 20 April 2022 21 April 2022 to 1 May 2022 From 2 May 2022
Intensive 5 up to 22 May 2022 23 May 2022 24 May 2022 to 5 June 2022From 6 June 2022
Intensive 6 up to 3 July 2022 4 July 2022 5 July 2022 to 17 July 2022 From 18 July 2022
Intensive 7 up to 24 July 2022 25 July 2022 26 July 2022 to 7 August 2022 From 8 August 2022
Intensive 8 up to 28 August 2022 29 August 2022 30 August 2022 to 11 September 2022 From 12 September 2022
Intensive 9 up to 25 September 2022 26 September 2022 27 September 2022 to 9 October 2022 From 10 October 2022
2022 up to 23 October 2022 24 October 2022 25 October 2022 to 6 November 2022 From 7 November 2022
Intensive 11 up to 13 November 2022 14 November 2022 15 November 2022 to 27 November 2022 From 28 November 2022
Intensive 12 up to 20 November 2022 21 November 2022 22 November 2022 to 4 December 2022 From 5 December 2022

2021 Academic year

The following study periods are for the 2021 Academic year.

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 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 17 January 202118 January to 17 February 2021 17 February 202118 February to 5 July 2021 From 6 July 2021
Study period 6M 2 up to 14 February 2021 15 February to 17 March 2021 17 March 2021 18 March to 2 August 2021 From 3 August 2021
Study period 6M 3 up to 14 March 2021 15 March to 14 April 2021 14 April 2021 15 April to 30 August 2021 From 31 August 2021
Study period 6M 4 up to 18 April 202119 April to 19 May 202119 May 2021 20 May to 4 October 2021 From 5 October 2021
Study period 6M 5 up to 16 May 2021 17 May to 16 June 2021 16 June 2021 17 June to 1 November 2021 From 2 November 2021
Study period 6M 6 up to 20 June 202121 June to 21 July 202121 July 202122 July to 6 December 2021 From 7 December 2021
Study period 6M 7 up to 18 July 202119 July to 18 August 2021 18 August 202119 August 2021 to 3 January 2022 From 4 January 2022
Study period 6M 8 up to 15 August 2021 16 August to 15 September 2021 15 September 2021 16 September 2021 to 31 January 2022 From 1 February 2022
Study period 6M 9 up to 19 September 2021 20 September to 20 October 2021 20 October 2021 21 October 2021 to 7 March 2022 From 8 March 2022
Study period 6M 10 up to 17 October 2021 18 October to 17 November 2021 17 November 2021 18 November 2021 to 4 April 2022 From 5 April 2022
Study period 6M 11 up to 14 November 2021 15 November to 15 December 2021               15 December 2021 16 December 2021 to 2 May 2022 From 3 May 2022
Study period 6M 12 up to 19 December 2021 20 December 2021 to 19 January 202219 January 2022 20 January 2021 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 up to 17 January 202118 January to 27 March 2021 27 March 2021 28 March 2021 to 4 January 2022 From 5 January 2022
Study period 12M 2 up to 14 February 202115 February to 24 April 2021 24 April 2021 25 April 2021 to 1 February 2022 From 2 February 2022
Study period 12M 3 up to 14 March 2021 15 March to 22 May 2021 22 May 2021 23 May 2021 to 1 March 2022 From 2 March 2022
Study period 12M 4 up to 18 April 202119 April to 26 June 2021 26 June 2021 27 June 2021 to 5 April 2022 From 6 April 2022
Study period 12M 5 up to 16 May 2021 17 May to 24 July 2021 24 July 2021 25 July 2021 to 3 May 2022 From 4 May 2022
Study period 12M 6 up to 20 June 202121 June to 28 August 2021 28 August 2021 29 August 2021 to 7 May 2022 From 8 May 2022
Study period 12M 7 up to 18 July 202119 July to 25 September 2021 25 September 2021 26 September 2021 to 5 July 2022 From 6 July 2022
Study period 12M 8 up to 15 August 2021 16 August to 23 October 2021 23 October 2021 24 October 2021 to 2 August 2022 From 3 August 2022
Study period 12M 9 up to 19 September 2021 20 September to 27 November 2021 27 November 2021 28 November 2021 to 6 September 2022 From 7 September 2022
Study period 12M 10 up to 17 October 2021 18 October to 25 December 2020 25 December 2021 26 December 2021 to 4 October 2022 From 5 October 2022
Study period 12M 11 up to 14 November 2021 15 November 2021 to 22 January 2022 22 January 202223 January 2022 to 1 November 2022 From 2 November 2022
Study period 12M 12 up to 19 December 2021 20 December 2021 to 26 February 2022 26 February 2022 27 February 2022 to 6 December 2022 From 7 December 2022

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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