International Student Visa Holders

International Student Visa Holders

Important Information for International Students

Macquarie University is obligated by law to notify the Department of Home Affairs of any student who does not enrol in Session 1 2018.

If you do not enrol the University is required to cancel your CoE. Your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) is a document that is attached to your student visa. This may have an impact on your student visa.

Condition 8202 of your student visa states:

You must remain enrolled in a registered course (unless you are a Foreign Affairs or Defence sponsored student or secondary exchange student in which case you must maintain full-time enrolment in your course of study or training).

Note: A registered course is one that is on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

If you do not enrol and your CoE is cancelled you must contact the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) to ask about the current status of your student visa.

DHA's contact details can be found on the Department of Home Affairs  webpage.

If you do not enrol and are:

Returning to your home country - resume studies in Session 2 2018

To reiterate, your CoE will be cancelled if you fail to enrol in Session 1 2018.

If you are not enrolled at Macquarie University or any CRICOS registered program and you are residing in Australian during this study session you will be required to return home.

If you plan to resume your studies upon returning home you will be required to apply for a new CoE with Macquarie University and also apply for a new student visa.

To apply for a new CoE to study in Session 2 2018 with Macquarie University go to Ask.MQ.

To contact the Department of Home Affairs.

Studying with another provider - Resume studies in Session 2 2018

To reiterate, your CoE will be cancelled.

You are required to update the Department of Home Affairs if you are enrolled with another provider in a CRICOS registered study program over this study period.

If you do enrol with another provider during this period you must update the Department of Home Affairs.

If you intend to resume studies at Macquarie University after studying at another provider, you must apply for a new CoE and notify the Department of Home Affairs of the changes to your enrolment.  You will need to advise DHA that you have changed providers and intend to resume studies at Macquarie University using a new CoE.

To apply for a new CoE to study in Session 2 2018 with Macquarie University go to Ask.MQ.

To contact the Department of Home Affairs.

Withdrawing from Macquarie University and not planning to return to your studies

If you are not planning to resume your studies at Macquarie University you should withdraw from your studies.

Should you wish to withdraw from the University you must submit a "Student Withdrawal and Release form" online via  AskMQ.

Upon notifying the University that you wish to withdraw your CoE will be cancelled and this will alert the Department of Home Affairs that you are no longer enrolled at Macquarie University in line with the student visa conditions.

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