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 revising degree architecture for 2020 to deliver innovative degrees. Details on new degrees will be available in late 2019. Session 1, 2020 deferments will be opened and processed from mid-August 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.

A condition of deferment is that you must not undertake any tertiary level studies during the year of deferment. Tertiary studies include Certificate IV and above, University studies or any other programs used by Macquarie for selection purposes. Should you choose to undertake tertiary studies you will need to re-apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

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 Dates

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

Session

Close

Session 1 2019

14 March 2019

Session 2 2019

14 August 2019

Extension of Deferment  (via AskMQ)

Session

Open

Close

Session 1 2019

11 February 2019

14 March 2019

Session 2 2019

15 July 2019

14 August 2019


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 2018/2019 through the 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, TAFE and Sydney Institute of Business and Technology (SIBT)
  • 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 Laws (Distance)
    • Bachelor of Professional Practice and Bachelor of Professional Accounting
    • Bachelor of Science - Global Challenges

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

Last dates to defer

MUIC Intensive Foundation

Deferment

Term 5

Closes

8 October 2019

MUIC Diplomas and Standard Foundation 2019

Deferment

Term 4

Term 5

Closes

29 July 2019

8 October 2019

2019 Deferment

Last date to submit deferment request

Applications

Session 1

Session 2

Close

14 March 2019

14 August 2019

MUIC Diplomas and Standard Foundation

Applications

Term 1

Term 2

Term 4

Term 5

Close

4 February 2019

1 April 2019

29 July 2019

8 October 2019

MUIC Intensive Foundation

Deferment

Term 1

Term 2

Term 5

Closes

4 February 2019

1 April 2019

8 October 2019

Postgraduate students

Deferment for one year

If you have received an offer for postgraduate coursework degree study at Macquarie for 2019 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:

  1. Commonwealth supported place offers
  2. Macquarie Business School (MGSM) offers
  3. Research course 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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