Deferring your offer
New domestic undergraduate students who have not commenced their course or who have withdrawn prior to the census date can apply to defer their offer (if their course is deferrable). Most postgraduate offers and some undergraduate offers cannot be deferred and require a new SATAC application.
Leave from study
If you are a continuing domestic student and wish to take time off from study, you may be required to apply for a formally recorded leave of absence.
Most domestic students can take leave for one semester per academic year from their degree without a formal application. Please refer to the exceptions below:
- Undergraduate nursing students must apply for any period of leave including one semester.
- Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students must consult the HDR degree management page to arrange intermission.
Students requesting one academic year of leave must apply by submitting an Ask Flinders support request specifying the time period and a brief reason. If your leave is approved, you must withdraw from enrolled topics for that semester, or you may incur fees and an academic record. See enrolling in & withdrawing from topics for instructions.
If you do not apply for leave, you will be recorded as Absent Without Leave (AWOL) for that course. You can request readmission to the course via Ask Flinders however approval is subject to each College. In most cases, postgraduate students can only be readmitted to full-fee paying places, therefore readmission to a Commonwealth supported place requires a new SATAC application. Please contact Ask Flinders to confirm your eligibility for readmission.
Returning to study
If you have taken leave and wish to return to study early, please submit an Ask Flinders support request before the census date of the relevant semester.
Current domestic undergraduate students who are considering changing course can apply to transfer to most other undergraduate courses via the Student System. This includes students who would like to commence an additional degree in an approved combined degree program. Please visit the internal transfer page for further information about which courses Flinders University offers via internal transfer and how to apply.
Postgraduate students are required to submit a new SATAC application to change course.
Deferring your offer
Newly commencing international students who are unable to start their course may defer their offer to future semesters. To defer your offer, please email email@example.com.
Leave from Study
International students who wish to take time off from their studies must have compassionate and compelling grounds to be granted leave from study. Students wishing to make an application must contact the International Compliance team in writing by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. See the international students webpage for further information.
International students should contact email@example.com for assistance with changing their course.