Deferring or declining your offer

Deferring your offer

Deferring your offer at FedUni means you are officially delaying the commencement of your studies for a maximum period of 12 months. Deferral for 6 months is possible in some cases. Please contact us for further information.

At the time of receiving your offer

Follow the step-by-step instructions on the Accepting / Actioning your offer page, and where indicated choose the option 'I defer Admission'. You should receive written confirmation of your deferment within 10 days.

Deferment is NOT available in the following programs:

  • AF5 - Bachelor of Arts (Acting)
  • AH5 - Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre)

After previously accepting your offer

If you have previously accepted your offer but now wish to defer, please contact Student Administration at studentadmin@federation.edu.au for further instructions.

Returning from deferment

If you are currently deferred from your studies but are wishing to return, please go to our Deferred students page for further information.

Declining your offer

Declining your offer means you do not wish to take up your offer of a place at FedUni.  If you're not sure about studying it's best to defer your offer than decline it. This will give you 12 months to consider your options.

At the time of receiving your offer

To decline your offer of a place in a higher education program, follow the step-by-step instructions on the Accepting / Actioning your offer webpage, and where indicated choose the option ''I decline Admission'. You should receive written confirmation within 10 days.

If you are a TAFE applicant wishing to decline your offer, please contact our Contact Centre  who will direct you to the applicable office. (Contact details found under 'Further information' below.)

After previously accepting your offer

If you have previously accepted your offer but now wish to decline, you will need to complete the Withdrawal from all Studies form (478kb, pdf) and submit it to Student Administration (contact details provided on the form).

Further information on withdrawing from studies can be found in the next section on this page.

Taking leave or withdrawing from studies

Taking leave from studies is not the same as deferring your offer of a place. Taking leave simply means you have started you studies and you would like to now 'take some time off'.

If you are wishing to 'take some time off' or would like to exit your current program, you should go to the Taking leave or withdrawing from studies webpage to find out more.

Further information

Admissions Office
Email admissions@federation.edu.au

Contact Centre
Phone 1800 FED UNI
Email info@federation.edu.au