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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 2021

Offshore applicants and onshore applicants without a valid student visa with COVID-19 border restrictions and Semester 2 commencing via online study

2021 Important Dates
Semester 2 2021
Ballarat Berwick GippslandBrisbane and Onshore Partners
Application Submission
4 weeks before program commencement date.
All required application documents, must be provided by:
Friday, 25 June 2021Friday, 18 June 2021
GTE Assessment*
3 weeks before program commencement date. All required Pre-visa assessment documents, should be submitted by:
Friday, 2 July 2021Friday, 25 June 2021
Acceptance/Payment and CoE issued*
2 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, 9 July 2021 (IND, NEP, PAK)

Friday, 16 July 2021
(All other)

Friday, 2 July 2021 (IND, NEP, PAK)

Friday, 9 July 2021
(All other)

Semester 2 commencesMonday, 26 July 2021Monday, 19 July 2021 

Onshore applicants with a valid student visa

2021 Important Dates
Semester 2 2021
Ballarat Berwick GippslandBrisbane and Onshore Partners
Application Submission
3 weeks before program commencement date.
All required application documents, must be provided by:
Friday, 2 July 2021Friday, 25 June 2021
GTE Assessment
2 weeks before program commencement date. All required Pre-visa assessment documents, should be submitted by:
Friday, 9 July 2021Friday, 2 July 2021
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, 16 July 2021Friday, 9 July 2021
Semester 2 commencesMonday, 26 July 2021Monday, 19 July 2021

Standard cut-off dates for Summer Semester 2021

Offshore applicants and onshore applicants without a valid student visa with COVID-19 border restrictions and Semester  commencing via online study

2021 Important Dates
Summer Semester 2021
Federation Campus Locations and Onshore Partners
Application Submission
3 weeks before program commencement date.
All required application documents, must be provided by:
Friday, 15 October 2021
GTE Assessment
3 weeks before program commencement date. All required Pre-visa assessment documents, should be submitted by:
Friday, 22 October 202
Acceptance/ Payment and CoE issued for High Risk Markets*
2 weeks 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 may be granted for applicants on a case by case basis.
Friday, 29 October 2021
OROR
Acceptance/ Payment and CoE issued for Low Risk Markets*
1 week prior to program commencement date.
The student must receive payment confirmation from Federation University and meet all conditions on the offer letter by:
Friday, 5 November 2021

Onshore applicants with a valid student visa (COVID-19 restrictions - no impact to dates)

2021 Important Dates
Summer Semester 2021
Federation Campus Locations and Onshore Partners
Application Submission
3 weeks prior to program commencement date.
All required application documents, must be provided by:
Friday, 22 October 2021
GTE Assessment
2 weeks prior to program commencement date.
All required Pre-visa assessment documents should be submitted by:
Friday, 29 October 2021
Acceptance/ Payment and CoE issued*
1 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 may be granted for applicants on a case by case basis.
Friday, 5 November 2021
Orientation WeekMonday, 8 November 2021

Semester Program Commencement

Monday, 15 November 2021

Change Requests (processed via StudyLink by)

Wednesday, 17 November 2021
Census DateFriday 10th December 2021

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