In some circumstances you may be eligible for a refund of your student fees.

Domestic students

If you drop a course on, or before, Census Date you can apply for a refund of any upfront payments of:

  • Student Contribution Amounts, 
  • tuition fees, or
  • Student Services and Amenities Fee (if you change from full time to part time). 

For year-long courses please make sure you drop the course in both semesters before applying for a refund.

Course fees are not refundable after Census Date – unless you successfully apply to have your financial liability removed.

The Student Services and Amenities Fee is not refundable once incurred.

More information: Student Refund Procedures.

How to apply for a refund

  1. Complete the Student Fee Refund Request form (PDF).
  2. Deliver the form to a Student Centre.

If you prefer, you can email your form to fees@uq.edu.au. Please use your student email.

Uncollected funds

If your UQ student account has been in credit and inactive for 15 months, we consider the amount in credit to be "uncollected funds". 

For more information about refunds of uncollected funds see section 19 of the Student Refund Procedures.

International students

New students

You may be eligible for a refund if you're a commencing international student and you:

  • withdraw in writing before Census Date,
  • do not commence on the agreed starting date, or
  • have your provisional enrolment cancelled in your first semester (or teaching period) because you did not pay your fees in full.

Cancellation fees may apply.

Continuing students

If you drop a course on, or before, Census Date you can apply for a refund of any upfront tuition fee payments.

Tuition fees are not refundable after Census Date – unless you successfully apply to have your financial liability removed.

For year-long courses please make sure you drop the course in both semesters before applying for a refund.

The Student Services and Amenities Fee is not refundable once incurred.

More information: Student Refund Procedures.

How to apply for a refund

From Australia (new and continuing students)

  1. Complete the Student Fee Refund Request form (PDF).
  2. Deliver the form to a Student Centre.

If you prefer, you can email your form to fees@uq.edu.au. Please use your student email.

You may also need to complete additional forms along with your refund request. See section 18 of the Student Refund Procedures to confirm.

From overseas (new students only)

  1. Complete the Student Fee Refund Request form (PDF).
  2. Email your form to applicationstatus@uq.edu.au.

You may also need to complete additional forms along with your refund request. See section 18 of the Student Refund Procedures to confirm.

Uncollected funds

If your UQ student account has been in credit and inactive for 15 months, we consider the amount in credit to be "uncollected funds". 

For more information about refunds of uncollected funds see section 19 of the Student Refund Procedures.

Contact

If you have any questions about refunds, submit a question to UQ Answers, visit a Student Centre or contact Student Fees:

(07) 3365 2328