International fee paying students who discontinue from their program after paying a deposit to secure their place and have not completed at least one term/semester of study will be charged 50% of their deposit fee.

This charge will serve as a disincentive or deterrent to discontinuing in the commencing semester/term after committing to a place at UNSW. This will apply to all international students enrolled in an award program.

The commencing term or semester is defined by one or a combination of the following:

  • The term, semester or teaching period specified in the letter of offer for which admission was accepted;
  • The term or semester for which the student paid their deposit;
  • The term or semester in which the student began or will begin their studies at UNSW, regardless of whether the student was studying at another institution.

Completion of a previous program does not exempt the student from this fee.

Where no enrolment exists and a request to withdraw is made after your first census date has passed, international residency status is determined based on the status applicable at the census date of your commencing term or semester as defined above. 

In cases where the student remains enrolled in course(s) after the census date no refund will be applicable and the student will remain liable for the full tuition and associated costs levied as at the census date.

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