Only new students with new course offers can apply to defer.

You cannot apply to defer if you:

  • Have transferred from another Western Sydney University course
  • Are a current (continuing) student who has commenced study at Western Sydney University in the previous session
  • Have received an offer for a previous session and this offer has lapsed
  • Have applied to study as a Non-Award or Cross Institutional student

» If you have transferred between Western Sydney University courses or are a continuing student, you will need to apply for a Leave of Absence using the Discontinuation or break from studies form (available online or at any Student Central). You can also send as email (from your student email account), direclty to enrolments@westernsydney.edu.au requesting a leave of absence (without using the form).
» If you are an international student, you will need to contact International Admissions to discuss your possible deferment.

If you've received a new course offer, you can defer your enrolment for a specified period, depending on when your offer is made.

For offers to undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and Western Sydney University, The College courses, the following deferment options are available:

  •  Autumn and 1H session offers can be deferred for a maximum of 12 months
  •  Spring and 2H session offers can be deferred for a maximum of 6 months
  • Quarter 1 offers can be deferred until Quarter 1 of the following year*
  • Quarter 2 offers can be deferred until Quarter 1 of the following year*
  • Quarter 3 offers can be deferred until Quarter 1 of the following year*
  • Quarter 4 offers can be deferred until Quarter 1 of the following year
  • The College offers for Term 1 can be deferred until Term 1 of the following year*
  • The College offers for Term 2 can be deferred until Term 1 of the following year*
  • The College offers for Term 3 can be deferred until Term 1 of the following year
  • SIBT offers for Semester 1 can be deferred until Semester 1 of the following year*
  • SIBT offers for Semester 2 can be deferred until Semester 1 of the following year*
  • SIBT offers for Semester 3 can be deferred until Semester 1 of the following year*

    *The Admissions Unit will write to you via email if there is an option for you to return early from deferment. There is no obligation for you to return early from deferment; you can choose to wait until the following year to commence your studies.

Please note: Deferments will expire at the end of the specified period. Deferment in a course does not guarantee that the course will be available the following year. If a course is cancelled, deferred students will be offered a place in an alternative course.

I have received an offer for 2017

To defer your offer you must complete the Deferment Form (opens in a new window) by the relevant census date. Census dates for each teaching session are listed on our website at www.westernsydney.edu.au/census.

We will send you written confirmation that your deferment has been processed. Please contact admissions@westernsydney.edu.au if you have not received a response from us before the relevant census date, as you may be liable for tuition fees if your deferment has not been processed by that date.