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 for a refund

If you are over 18 years of age, apply for a refund online:

Over 18 student refunds

To use this form, make sure you have withdrawn by Census Date

If you are under 18 years of age, apply for a refund using the PDF form:

  1. Complete the Student Fee Refund Request form (PDF, 102KB).
  2. Deliver the form in-person to a Student Centre, or email it 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.

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. 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.

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 for a refund

If you are over 18 years of age, apply for a refund online:

Over 18 student refunds

To use this form, make sure you have withdrawn by Census Date

If you are under 18 years of age, apply for a refund using the PDF form:

  1. Complete the Student Fee Refund Request form (PDF, 102KB).
  2. Deliver the form in-person to a Student Centre, or email it 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.

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.