Deferring or declining your offer
Deferring your offer
Deferring your offer at Federation University 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. This also includes taking leave from studies prior to starting any units of study. Please contact us for further information.
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:
- HN5 - Bachelor of Nursing
- MN4 - Graduate Certificate in Paramedicine
- NN4 - Graduate Diploma of Paramedicine
- QP5 - Bachelor of Performing Arts
- ST8 - Bachelor of Speech Pathology
- ST9 - Master of Speech Pathology
- HY8 - Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
- YL9 - Master of Psychology (Clinical)
- YM9 - Master of Professional Psychology
- HL5 - Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery
- MW4 - Graduate Diploma of Midwifery
If you have previously accepted your offer but now wish to defer, please log an enquiry via FRED, or call us on 1800 FEDUNI (1800 333 864) between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday to Friday.
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 Federation University. If you're not sure about studying it's best to defer your offer than decline it, as this will give you 12 months to consider your options.
To decline your offer of a place in a higher education program, follow the step-by-step instructions on the Accepting / Actioning your offer web page, 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 Student HQ on 1800 333 864 who will direct you to the relevant office.
If you have previously accepted your offer but now wish to decline, you will need to complete an 'Amend your program status' online request, selecting 'Withdraw from all studies'. Learn more on the ‘taking leave or withdrawing from study’ webpage.