Census dates are important for RHD candidates' tuition fees and Student Services Amenities Fees (SSAF).

The timing of commencement, interruption and thesis submission affects tuition fees and SSAF calculated for international RHD candidates each research quarter.

Research Quarter Start date of Quarter Due date for payment of charges Census date / final date to cancel without financial penalty End date of Quarter


1 Jan

15 Jan

1 Feb

31 Mar


1 Apr

15 Apr

1 May

30 Jun


1 Jul

15 Jul

1 Aug

30 Sep


1 Oct

15 Oct

1 Nov

31 Dec

Returning from interruption?

If you are an international candidate returning from interruption, then you will be fee liable as per the above rules.

Candidates who are not externally sponsored and on a third party contract or in receipt of a tuition fee waiver scholarship, will have two days to pay any outstanding tuition fees following the re-activation of their enrolment by the Graduate School. If fees are not paid within this time, candidates will incur a $100 late payment fee.

Submitting a thesis for examination

RHD candidates are not able to submit their thesis while under interruption and are to provide the required form to the Candidature Team to re-activate their enrolment prior to submission. If you return from interruption then you will be fee liable as per the above rules.

If your thesis is submitted prior to the census date, you will not have to pay fees for your last research quarter.

If your thesis is submitted after the census date or not considered by the Graduate School as submitted until after the census date, then you will need to pay the fees for that quarter.

It is important to note that the thesis is not considered submitted until the thesis, the abstract and the Thesis Submission form (fully endorsed) have all been uploaded to the UQ eSpace and that the thesis meets UQ requirements. We recommend that international candidates submit their thesis 14 days prior to the census date to ensure any submission problems can be rectified prior to the census date, so that they avoid incurring fees for that research quarter.

For further information, please refer to the Fee Rules or telephone Student Fees on 3365 2328.