2023 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.

2023 Research Degree Census dates

2023 Research Degree Census dates
2023 Quarter 1 Census date for international candidates Friday 31 March
2023 Quarter 2 Census date for international candidates Friday 30 June
2023 Quarter 3 Census date for international candidates Saturday 30 September
2023 Quarter 4 Census date for international candidates Sunday 31 December

University opening dates and public holidays

University and public holidays and dates for 2023 by event, date and whether open or closed*
New Year's Day Sunday 1 January Closed
New Year's Day holiday Monday 2 January Closed
University opens for 2023 Thursday 5 January Open
Australia Day Thursday 26 January Closed
Labour Day Monday 13 March Open
Good Friday Friday 7 April Closed
Saturday of Easter weekend Saturday 8 April Closed
Easter Sunday Sunday 9 April Closed
Easter Monday Monday 10 April Closed
Easter Tuesday Tuesday 11 April Closed
ANZAC Day Tuesday 25 April Closed
Queen's Birthday Monday 12 June Open
AFL Grand Final Eve To be confirmed Closed
Melbourne Cup Tuesday 7 November Open
University shut down To be confirmed Closed
Christmas Day Monday 25 December Closed
Boxing Day Tuesday 26 December Closed
New Year's Day Monday 1 January 2024 Closed
University opens for 2024 To be confirmed 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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