2022 Research Degree dates

Dates relating to scholarships and international fees are listed here for students studying a research degree.

Applications for candidature without scholarship may be made at any time. Applications for candidature and scholarships must be made by the applicable deadline. Commencement of candidature is not confined to Deakin's trimesters.

For further details on research scholarships available and application deadlines, see Scholarships.

Please note that the Doctor of Psychology (Clinical or Health streams) has only one yearly intake. More information is at Deakin's How to apply.

2022 Research Degree Census dates

2022 Research Degree Census dates
2022 Quarter 1 Census date for international candidates Thursday 31 March
2022 Quarter 2 Census date for international candidates Thursday 30 June
2022 Quarter 3 Census date for international candidates Friday 30 September
2022 Quarter 4 Census date for international candidates Saturday 31 December

University opening dates and public holidays

University and public holidays and dates for 2022 by event, date and whether open or closed*
New Year's Day Saturday 1 January Closed
University opens for 2022 Thursday 6 January Open
Australia Day Wednesday 26 January Closed
Labour Day Monday 14 March Open
Good Friday Friday 15 April Closed
Saturday of Easter weekend Saturday 16 April Closed
Easter Sunday Sunday 17 April Closed
Easter Monday Monday 18 April Closed
Easter Tuesday Tuesday 19 April Closed
ANZAC Day Monday 25 April Closed
Queen's Birthday Monday 13 June Open
National Day of Mourning for Her Majesty The Queen Thursday 22 September Closed
AFL Grand Final Eve Friday 23 September Closed
Melbourne Cup Tuesday 1 November Open
University shut down Thursday 22 December - Wednesday 4 January 2023 Closed
Christmas Day Sunday 25 December Closed
Boxing Day Monday 26 December Closed
Christmas Day holiday Tuesday 27 December Closed
New Year's Day Sunday 1 January 2023 Closed
University opens for 2023 Thursday 5 January 2023 Open

*When CLOSED is indicated, please note that our libraries may still be available on some days when the Uni is closed, please check the library website to confirm opening hours.

Census date explained

The census date is important as it is the last date to finalise aspects of your enrolment and fee obligations as detailed below.

International students:

International fee-paying students - last day to withdraw from current study period and receive a 50% refund.

Domestic students:

  • Last day to withdraw from units, intermit from current study period or discontinue course without HECS-HELP/FEE-HELP liability
  • Last day for Commonwealth supported, HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP or SA-HELP students to make full or partial upfront payments for current study period
  • Last day for Commonwealth supported students to submit online Commonwealth Assistance Form and/or provide their tax file number (TFN)
  • FEE-HELP - last day for domestic fee-paying students to apply for FEE-HELP or pay fees up front for study period
  • Last day to withdraw from current study period without incurring the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

All students

Last day to withdraw from current study period units without reference on academic record.


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