In some circumstances you can have your student fees refunded. Read the information below to find out more.

Overview

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).

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.

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

For more information, see the Student Refund Procedures

Apply online for a refund

To use this form, make sure you have withdrawn from courses by Census Date

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.

New students

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

  • withdraw 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. For more information see section 7 of the Student Refund Procedures.

If you're a commencing international student and you want to withdraw completely from your program, make sure you submit an international student withdrawal before you apply for a refund. Write down the case ID – you will need to provide it on your refund request.

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.

For more information see the Student Refund Procedures.

Apply online for a refund

Both new and continuing students should use this form to apply for a refund.

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.