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.

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
90% refund WE
(Withdrawn Early)
Full refund up to 31 March 2022 (was up to 6 February 2022)* Full refund up to 15 August 2022 (was up to 12 June 2022 )*            Up to 9 October 2022
50% refund WE
(Withdrawn Early)
Full refund up to 31 March 2022 (was from 7 February to 31 March 2022) * Full refund up to 15 August 2022 (was from 13 June to 15 August 2022)* 10 October to 15 December 2022
Census date   Full refund up to 31 March 2022* Full refund up to 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
90% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) Up to 26 December 2021 * Up to 29 May 2022 *
50% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) 27 December 2021 to 31 March 2022 * 30 May to 31 August 2022 *
Census date   31 March 2022 31 August 2022
Nil WL (Withdrawn Late) 31 March 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
90% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) Up to 2 January 2022 * Up to 29 May 2022 *
50% refund WE (Withdrawn Early)  3 January to 31 March 2022 * 30 May 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
90% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) Up to 2 January 2022 * Up to 29 May 2022 *
50% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) 3 January to 31 March 2022 * 30 May 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
90% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) Up to 26 December 2021 *Up to 29 May 2022 *
50% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) 27 December 2021 to 31 March 2022 * 30 May 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
90% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) Up to 2 January 2022 * Up to 31 May 2022 *
50% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) 3 January to 31 March 2022 * 30 May 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

Quarters 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 2022up to 30 June 2022up to 30 September 2022up to 31 December 2022
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.

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 6 December 20217 December 2021 to 17 February 2022 17 February 2022 18 February to 5 July 2022 From 6 July 2022
Study period 6M 2
(SP-6M-02)      
up to 3 January 20224 January to 17 March 2022 17 March 2022 18 March to 2 August 2022 From 3 August 2022
Study period 6M 3
(SP-6M-03)        
up to 31 January 20221 February to 14 April 2022 14 April 2022 15 April to 30 August 2022 From 31 August 2022
Study period 6M 4
(SP-6M-04)
up to 7 March 20228 March to 19 May 2022 19 May 2022 20 May to 4 October 2022 From 5 October 2022
Study period 6M 5
(SP-6M-05)        
up to 4 April 20225 April to 16 June 2022 16 June 2022 17 June to 1 November 2022 From 2 November 2022
Study period 6M 6
(SP-6M-06)        
up to 9 May 202210 May to 21 July 202221 July 202222 July to 6 December 2022 From 7 December 2022
Study period 6M 7
(SP-6M-07)        
up to 6 June 20227 June to 18 August 2022 18 August 202219 August to 3 January 2022 From 4 January 2023
Study period 6M 8
(SP-6M-08)
up to 4 July 20225 July to 15 September 2022 15 September 2022 16 September  to 31 January 2022 From 1 February 2023
Study period 6M 9
(SP-6M-09)        
up to 8 August 20229 August to 20 October 2022 20 October 2022 21 October to 7 March 2022 From 8 March 2023
Study period 6M 10
(SP-6M-10)        
up to 5 September 20226 September to 17 November 2022 17 November 2022 18 November to 4 April 2022 From 5 April 2023
Study period 6M 11
(SP-6M-11)        
up to 3 October 2022 4 October to 15 December 2022                15 December 2022 16 December to 2 May 2022 From 3 May 2023
Study period 6M 12
(SP-6M-12)        
up to 24 October 2022 25 October to 29 December 202229 December 2022 30 December to 6 June 2022 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 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 6 December 20217 December 2021 to 28 March 2022 28 March 2022 29 March 2022 to 4 January 2023 From 5 January 2023
Study period 12M 2
(SP-12M-02)        
up to 3 January 2022 4 January to 25 April 2022 25 April 2022 26 April 2022 to 1 February 2023 From 2 February 2023
Study period 12M 3
(SP-12M-03)        
up to 31 January 20221 February to 23 May 2022 23 May 2022 24 May 2022 to 1 March 2023 From 2 March 2023
Study period 12M 4
(SP-12M-04)        
up to 7 March 20228 March to 27 June 2022 27 June 2022 28 June 2022 to 5 April 2023 From 6 April 2023
Study period 12M 5
(SP-12M-05)        
up to 4 April 20225 April to 25 July 2022 25 July 2022 26 July 2022 to 3 May 2023 From 4 May 2023
Study period 12M 6
(SP-12M-06)        
up to 9 May 202210 May to 29 August 2022 29 August 202230 August 2022 to 7 June 2023 From 8 June 2023
Study period 12M 7
(SP-12M-07)        
up to 6 June 20227 June to 26 September 2022 26 September 2022 27 September 2022 to 5 July 2023 From 6 July 2023
Study period 12M 8
(SP-12M-08)        
up to 4 July 20225 July to 24 October 2022 24 October 2022 25 October 2022 to 2 August 2023 From 3 August 2023
Study period 12M 9
(SP-12M-09)        
up to 8 August 20229 August to 28 November 2022 28 November 2022 29 November 2022 to 6 September 2023 From 7 September 2023
Study period 12M 10
(SP-12M-10)        
up to 5 September 20226 September to 26 December 2022 26 December 2022 27 December 2022 to 4 October 2023 From 5 October 2023
Study period 12M 11
(SP-12M-11)        
up to 3 October 20224 October 2021 to 23 January 2023 23 January 2023 24 January 2023 to 1 November 2023 From 2 November 2023
Study period 12M 12
(SP-12M-12)        
up to 7 November 20228 November 2021 to 27 February 2023 27 February 2023 28 February 2022 to 6 December 2023 From 7 December 2023

Masters Qualifying Program 2022

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 2022 Withdrawal date Study Period 2 2022 Withdrawal date Study Period 3 2022 Withdrawal date
90% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) up to 31 January 2022 up to 30 May 2022 up to 26 September 2022
50% refund WE (Withdrawn Early) 1 February to 31 March 202231 May to 21 July 2022 27 September to 17 November 2022
Census date   31 March 2022 21 July 2022 17 November 2022
Nil WL (Withdrawn Late) 1 April to 28 April 20212               22 July to 25 August 2022 18 November to 22 December 2022
Nil WN (Withdrawn Fail) From 29 April 2022 From 26 August 2022 From 23 December 2022

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 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 18 November 2021 19 November 2021 to 23 January 2022 24 January 202225 January to 6 February 2022 From 7 February 2022
Intensive 2 up to 1 January 2022 2 January to 6 March 20227 March 2022 8 March to 20 March 2022 From 21 March 2022
Intensive 3 up to 15 January 2022 16 January to 20 March 2022 21 March 2022 22 March to 3 April 2022 From 4 April 2022
Intensive 4 up to 12 February 2022 13 February to 19 April 202220 April 2022 21 April to 1 May 2022 From 2 May 2022
Intensive 5 up to 19 March 2022 20 March to 22 May 2022 23 May 2022 24 May to 5 June 2022From 6 June 2022
Intensive 6 up to 30 April 2022 1 May to 3 July 2021 4 July 20225 July to 17 July 2022 From 18 July 2022
Intensive 7 up to 21 May 2022 22 May to 24 July 2022 25 July 2022 26 July to 7 August 2022 From 8 August 2022
Intensive 8 up to 25 June 2022 26 June to 28 August 202229 August 202230 August to 11 September 2022 From 12 September 2022
Intensive 9 up to 23 July 2022 24 July to 25 September 2022 26 September 2022 27 September to 9 October 2022 From 10 October 2022
Intensive 10 up to 20 August 2022 21 August to 23 October 2022 24 October 2022 25 October to 6 November 2022 From 7 November 2022
Intensive 11 up to 10 September 2022 11 September to 13 November 2022 14 November 2022 15 November to 27 November 2022 From 28 November 2022
Intensive 12 up to 17 September 2022 18 September to 20 November 2022 21 November 2022 22 November  to 4 December 2022 From 5 December 2022

Notes for 2022 dates

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 or Semester 1 and 2 2022. This means you will have time to get used to studying online and make sure it is the right option for you.

In addition for 2022, a full refund# may apply where:

  • a student has no visa outcome before or during their commencing study period, up until 2 weeks after the census date Evidence of visa application lodgement and no visa grant is required and can be confirmed by Deakin.
  • a student receives a visa refusal before or during their commencing study period, up until 2 weeks after the census date. Evidence of the date of the refusal notice and application is required.
  • the intermission outcome is received after census date, that the intermission application lodgement date will be used when assessing the refund applications.

# For the above to apply, you must apply for the refund and discontinue (or defer to the next intake) your course, within 2 weeks of the census date

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 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 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 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
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