Deferment

Deferment

Deferment

If you are an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework student who received an offer for study at Macquarie for 2019 through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly from Macquarie you can defer your place for one year (this may be extendable to two years under certain circumstances; see below).

Macquarie University is transforming it's degree architecture for 2020 to deliver flexible and outcome focused degrees. Details on new degrees will be available in late 2019. If the course you deferred is no longer being offered at the time you wish to commence, you will be offered a comparable course in its place.

If you are a current Macquarie student and want to take time off between years of study, refer to the Discontinue Your Current Program page.

The deferment information below applies to domestic commencing students only.

International students, please contact Macquarie International.

How to apply for deferment

To defer your course for one year you must follow these steps:

Step 1: Check that your course of offer is available for deferment

Step 2: Retrieve your Macquarie Student ID

Step 3: Withdraw from any units enrolled (if any)

Step 4: Submit your deferment request online through eStudent before the closing date for deferment.

2019/2020 Dates

Deferment (online via eStudent) opens upon the offer made,

Session

Close

Session 2 2019

14 August 2019

Session 1 2020

14 March 2020

Extension of Deferment  (via AskMQ)

Session

Open

Close

Session 2 2019

15 July 2019

14 August 2019

Session 1 2020

11 February 2020

14 March 2020


See the eStudent Deferral Guide

Step 5: Check to make sure all your personal details are correct on eStudent

Further information is available through the Deferment of a Coursework Program Offer Procedure

Having difficulty deferring?

It may mean:

  • Your course is not available for deferral
  • You already deferred your course once
  • You accepted the offer and the Offer Status has been changed to 'Admitted' in eStudent. In that case, contact AskMQ or +61 2 9850 6410

Deferment for one year

If you received an offer for undergraduate degree study at Macquarie for 2019/2020 through UAC you can defer your place for one year.

If you have received an offer for Macquarie University International College (MUIC) diploma or foundation program, you may only request to defer your offer of admission to the next available commencing term. Please contact AskMQ for your deferment request.

Deferment is NOT available for:

  • Articulation into a Bachelor degree from a pathway program ie. Macquarie University International College, Next Step pathway and TAFE.
  • Offers received through internal course transfer
  • Other course offers such as:
    • Cross Institutional Studies
    • Diploma of Languages
    • Diploma of Speech and Communication
    • Bachelor of Actuarial Studies with Professional Practice
    • Bachelor of Professional Practice and Bachelor of Professional Accounting

Extension of deferment

If you are eligible under the Government Youth Allowance (Independent Rate) workplace participation criteria you may extend your deferment an additional year (a total of two years’ deferment). This requires that you have worked full-time (at least 30 hours a week) for at least 18 months in the previous two years. We will require a signed letter from your employer/s as evidence of this and a letter from Centrelink confirming you are participating in Government Youth Allowance.

If you are required to attend National Service for your country, you may extend your deferment an additional year (a total of two years’ deferment). We will require an enlisting letter, a confirmation letter from your country's Defence Department or its equivalent as evidence of this.

2019

Applications

Session 2

Open

Monday 11 February 2019

Close

Friday 14 August 2019

2020

Applications

Open

Close

Session 1

TBA

TBA

Session 2

TBA

TBA

MUIC Deferment Closing Dates

MUIC ProgramTerm 5, 2019Term 1, 2020Term 2, 2020
Standard Foundation8 October 20193 February 202030 March 2020
Intensive Program8 October 20193 February 202030 March 2020
Diploma Programs8 October 20193 February 202030 March 2020

Postgraduate students

Deferment for one year

If you have received an offer for postgraduate coursework degree study at Macquarie for 2020 you may be able to defer your place at Macquarie for one year. Deferments are available in a 12 month block only.

Deferment is only available for some postgraduate coursework fee paying programs. Please check the deferment availability table to see if your course can be deferred.

Deferment is NOT available for Commonwealth Supported Place offers.

After you have applied

Notification of your deferment request 

The University will notify you of your deferment outcome via your student email account within a few weeks of your deferment submission.

Please follow the instructions stated in the deferment outcome advice to accept your deferred offer.

Enquiries

Student Connect
18 Wally's Walk, Level 2  MUSE
Ph: +61 2 9850 6410
Online enquiries: AskMQ

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