Cut-off dates

Due to the need to undergo pre-visa screening and apply for a student visa, international students must stick to strict cut-off dates. We recommend you apply as early as possible to allow enough time for processing.

Please note: many students will package an English and Academic Preparation (EAP) program with their main program. If you will be studying an EAP program, cut-off dates will be based on the orientation date of your EAP program, not the standard semester dates.

Please also note that some popular programs may have early cut-off dates due to program availability. Further information will be provided separately.

Standard cut-off dates for Semester 2, 2022

Offshore applicants and onshore applicants without a valid student visa with no COVID-19 restrictions - borders open

2022 important dates
Semester 2 2022
Ballarat Berwick Gippsland
Federation campus locations
Brisbane Federation campus and onshore partner locations
Application submission
8 weeks before program commencement date.
All required application documents, must be provided by:
Friday, 27 May 2022 Friday, 20 May 2022
GTE assessment*
7 weeks before program commencement date. All required Pre-visa assessment documents, should be submitted by:
Friday, 3 June 2022 Friday, 27 May 2022
Acceptance/payment and CoE issued for high risk markets*
6 week prior to program commencement date. The student must receive payment confirmation from Federation University and meet all conditions on the offer letter by:

*A maximum 1 week extension can be granted for applicants on a case by case basis.
Friday, 10 June 2022 Friday, 3 June 2022

Onshore applicants with a valid student visa

2022 important dates
Semester 2 2022
Ballarat Berwick Gippsland
Federation campus locations
Brisbane Federation campus and onshore partner locations
Application submission
3 weeks before program commencement date.
All required application documents, must be provided by:
Friday, 1 July 2022 Friday, 24 June 2022
GTE assessment
2 weeks before program commencement date. All required Pre-visa assessment documents, should be submitted by:
Friday, 8 July 2022 Friday, 1 July 2022
Acceptance/payment and CoE issued*
1 week before program commencement date.
The student must receive payment confirmation from Federation University and meet all conditions on the offer letter by:

*A maximum 1 week extension can be granted for onshore applicants, on a case by case basis.
Friday, 15 July 2022 Friday, 18 July 2022

Other key dates

2022 Semester 2 other key dates

Late enrolment - for arrival into Australia (automatically approved to any request till end of week 1)

Friday, 29 July 2022 Friday, 22 July 2022
Orientation week Monday, 18 July 2022 Monday, 11 July 2022

Semester program commencement

Monday, 25 July 2022 Monday, 18 July 2022
Census date Friday, 15 August 2022 Friday, 12 August 2022

Standard cut-off dates for Summer Semester, 2022

Offshore applicants and onshore applicants without a valid student visa

2022 important dates
Summer Semester 2022
Brisbane Federation Campus and Onshore Partner Locations
Application submission
8 weeks before program commencement date.
All required application documents, must be provided by:
Friday, 16 September 2022
GTE assessment
7 weeks before program commencement date. All required Pre-visa assessment documents, should be submitted by:
Friday, 23 September 2022
Acceptance/payment and CoE issued*
6 weeks before program commencement date.
The student must receive payment confirmation from Federation University and meet all conditions on the offer letter by:

*A maximum 1 week extension can be granted for applicants who are from low risk markets, on a case by case basis.
Friday, 30 September 2022

Onshore applicants with a valid student visa

2022 important dates
Summer Semester 2022
Brisbane Federation Campus and Onshore Partner Locations
Application submission
3 weeks before program commencement date.
All required application documents, must be provided by:
Friday, 21 October 2022
GTE assessment
2 weeks before program commencement date. All required Pre-visa assessment documents, should be submitted by:
Friday, 28 October 2022
Acceptance/payment and CoE issued*
1 week before program commencement date.
The student must receive payment confirmation from Federation University and meet all conditions on the offer letter by:

*A maximum 1 week extension can be granted for onshore applicants, on a case by case basis.
Friday, 4 November 2022

Other key dates

2022 Summer Semester other key dates

Late enrolment - for arrival into Australia (automatically approved to any request till end of week 1)

Friday, 18 November 2022
Orientation weekMonday, 7 November 2022

Semester program commencement

Monday, 14 November 2022
Census dateFriday, 9th December 2022

Standard cut-off dates for Semester 1, 2023

Offshore applicants and onshore applicants without a valid student visa

2023 important dates
Semester 1 2023
Federation Campus Locations and Onshore Partner Locations
Application submission
8 weeks before program commencement date.
All required application documents, must be provided by:
Friday, 30 December 2022
GTE assessment
7 weeks before program commencement date. All required Pre-visa assessment documents, should be submitted by:
Friday, 6 February 2023
Acceptance/payment and CoE issued*
6 weeks before program commencement date.
The student must receive payment confirmation from Federation University and meet all conditions on the offer letter by:

*A maximum 1 week extension can be granted for applicants who are from low risk markets, on a case by case basis.
Friday, 13 February 2023

Onshore applicants with a valid student visa

2023 important dates
Semester 1 2023
Federation Campus Locations and Onshore Partner Locations
Application submission
3 weeks before program commencement date.
All required application documents, must be provided by:
Friday, 3 February 2023
GTE assessment
2 weeks before program commencement date. All required Pre-visa assessment documents, should be submitted by:
Friday, 10 February 2023
Acceptance/payment and CoE issued*
1 week before program commencement date.
The student must receive payment confirmation from Federation University and meet all conditions on the offer letter by:

*A maximum 1 week extension can be granted for onshore applicants, on a case by case basis.
Friday, 17 February 2023

Other key dates

2023 Semester 1 other key dates

Late enrolment - for arrival into Australia (automatically approved to any request till end of week 1)

Friday, 3 March 2023
Orientation week Monday, 20 February 2023

Semester program commencement

Monday, 27 February 2023
Census date Friday, 31 March 2023

Standard cut-off dates for Semester 2, 2023

Offshore applicants and onshore applicants without a valid student visa

2023 important dates
Semester 2 2023
Federation Campus Locations and Onshore Partner Locations
Application submission
8 weeks before program commencement date.
All required application documents, must be provided by:
Friday, 19 May 2023
GTE assessment
7 weeks before program commencement date. All required Pre-visa assessment documents, should be submitted by:
Friday, 26 May 2023
Acceptance/payment and CoE issued*
6 week before program commencement date.
The student must receive payment confirmation from Federation University and meet all conditions on the offer letter by:

*A maximum 1 week extension can be granted for applicants who are from low risk markets, on a case by case basis.
Friday, 2 June 2023

Onshore applicants with a valid student visa

2023 important dates
Semester 2 2023
Federation Campus Locations and Onshore Partner Locations
Application submission
3 weeks before program commencement date.
All required application documents, must be provided by:
Friday, 23 June 2023
GTE assessment
2 weeks before program commencement date. All required Pre-visa assessment documents, should be submitted by:
Friday, 30 June 2023
Acceptance/payment and CoE issued*
1 week before program commencement date.
The student must receive payment confirmation from Federation University and meet all conditions on the offer letter by:

*A maximum 1 week extension can be granted for onshore applicants, on a case by case basis.
Friday, 7 July 2023

Other key dates

2023 Semester 2 other key dates

Late enrolment - for arrival into Australia (automatically approved to any request till end of week 1)

Friday, 21 July 2023
Orientation week Monday, 10 July 2023

Semester program commencement

Monday, 17 July 2023
Census date Tuesday, 15th August 2023

Standard cut-off dates for Summer Semester, 2023

Offshore applicants and onshore applicants without a valid student visa

2023 important dates
Summer Semester 2023
Federation Campus Locations and Onshore Partner Locations
Application submission
8 weeks before program commencement date.
All required application documents, must be provided by:
Friday, 15 September 2023
GTE assessment
7 weeks before program commencement date. All required Pre-visa assessment documents, should be submitted by:
Friday, 22 September 2023
Acceptance/payment and CoE issued*
6 week before program commencement date.
The student must receive payment confirmation from Federation University and meet all conditions on the offer letter by:

*A maximum 1 week extension can be granted for applicants who are from low risk markets, on a case by case basis.
Friday, 29 September 2023

Onshore applicants with a valid student visa

2023 important dates
Summer Semester 2023
Federation Campus Locations and Onshore Partner Locations
Application submission
3 weeks before program commencement date.
All required application documents, must be provided by:
Friday, 20 October 2023
GTE assessment
2 weeks before program commencement date. All required Pre-visa assessment documents, should be submitted by:
Friday, 27 October 2023
Acceptance/payment and CoE issued*
1 week before program commencement date.
The student must receive payment confirmation from Federation University and meet all conditions on the offer letter by:

*A maximum 1 week extension can be granted for onshore applicants, on a case by case basis.
Friday, 3 November 2023

Other key dates

2023 Summer Semester other key dates

Late enrolment - for arrival into Australia (automatically approved to any request till end of week 1)

Friday, 17 November 2023
Orientation weekMonday 13th November

Semester program commencement

Monday, 13 November 2023
Census dateSunday 10th December 2023

Missed the cut-off date?

If you have received an offer letter, but have missed the cut-off date, you may be able to defer your offer. To discuss deferring your offer to a later intake, please contact us.