Deferment

Deferment

Deferment

If you are an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework student who received an offer for study at Macquarie for 2020 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).

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.

Deferment (online via eStudent) 

Session

Close

Session 1

14 March 2020

Session 2

14 August 2020

Extension of Deferment  (via AskMQ)

Session

Close

Session 1 

14 March 2020

Session 2

14 August 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:Who can I contact to talk to about this?
Your course is not available for deferralPh: +61 2 9850 6767
You already deferred your course oncePh: +61 2 9850 6767
You accepted the offer and the Offer Status has been changed to 'Admitted' in eStudentAskMQ 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.

2020

Applications

Close

Session 1

15 March

Session 2

15 August

MUIC Deferment Closing Dates

MUIC ProgramTerm 4, 2020Term 5, 2020
Standard Foundation27 July 20205 October 2020
Intensive Program27 July 20205 October 2020
Diploma Programs27 July 20205 October 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

Future Students
Ph: +61 2 9850 6767
Monday to Friday :  8.30am - 5.30pm

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