If you need to, you can request to defer, interrupt or withdraw from your studies.
Deferring your studies
To defer your studies means to delay the start of your program to a future semester.
If you want to defer, submit a request via UQ Online Applications.
If you can't request deferral through UQ Online Applications, email firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email include:
- your student number
- the semester you would like to defer to
- the reasons you want to defer.
If you've started your program and you want to take a break, you'll need to apply for an interruption.
An interruption is different to deferring studies and you must seek advice from your faculty before applying.
Interruptions will affect your study plan, and approval will depend on your reasons for applying. Taking an interruption can also affect your student visa.
Read more about interrupting studies
Withdrawing from studies
Dropping a course or dropping out of a program is called withdrawing. You can withdraw from a single course, several courses or your entire program.
You must seek advice from your faculty before withdrawing. Changing your study load can affect your student visa. Academic or financial penalties may also apply.
Read more about withdrawing