All study periods at JCU Brisbane are compulsory study periods. Please see ‘I want to take a break from study, can I do that?’ for more information on situations in which you may be able to take a break from your studies.
Before withdrawing, it’s a good idea to consider the different options and resources available to you. JCU Brisbane has on-campus services to help you adjust to university life in Australia and to help you succeed with your studies.
The Learning Hub
Learning Advisers will give practical advice and strategies to master the academic literacy and numeracy skills to study successfully. Working closely with the Faculty to ensure the help offered is targeted towards your studies.
Student Mentor Program
Connect with a student mentor to help you adjust to life in Australia or to help you learn valuable study skills and provide support and encouragement to achieve your academic goals.
Student Counselling Service
Provides individual counselling sessions for academic or personal issues; large or small. We recommend you see the JCU Brisbane counsellor before your problem becomes a major concern.
International student visa-holders must remain enrolled in a registered course at the same level or higher than the registered course for which the visa was granted and are unable to transfer between registered providers prior to completing six calendar months of their principal course except in limited circumstances. The principal course is generally the final course of study if the student is studying a package of courses.
If you wish to transfer prior to completing six months of study in your principal course you must request release from JCU Brisbane or meet one of the other conditions outlined in the National Code.
Please see Transfer of International Student Visa Holders to Other Educational Institutions and Standard 7: Overseas Student Transfers for more information.
If you have already completed six months in your principal course, or wish to apply for release, please Request to Withdraw from Course. If you have not yet completed 6 months of your principal course you will also be required to submit a statement and provide evidence to support your request (eg, return flight tickets, medical certificates and/or Letter of Offer from another education provider if you are requesting release to transfer provider). All students approved for withdrawal will be required to return their student ID and JCU Brisbane swipe access card. If the swipe access card has been lost, a $25 fee will be applicable and is payable by completing the Student Request Form and submitting via email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you proceed to withdraw from JCU Brisbane your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) will be reported on to the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) and there may be implications on your student visa. As an international student, it is your responsibility to comply with your student visa conditions while in Australia, including continuing to study, and to contact DHA if your circumstances change. DHA contact details can be found on their website at www.homeaffairs.gov.au or you can also contact them from within Australia on 131 881.
Please see the response to Is it possible to enrol in only 2 subjects?
Note that it is not possible to add or substitute a subject without the approval of the subject coordinator 6 days after the commencement of the study period.
Students withdrawing after census date will be liable for all fees associated with their enrolment unless approved by International Student Finance and must complete a separate application for Early Withdrawal without Financial Penalty.
For students withdrawing after the last day for subject withdrawal, an Academic Penalty will also be incurred against any enrolled subjects unless approved by the Senior Associate Dean Academic.
See Withdrawal without Financial Penalty for more information including information on how to apply.
You can access the campus from 7:30am to 9.00pm Monday to Friday, however a swipe access card is required for entry after 6:30pm and on weekends and public holidays from 8.00am to 6.30pm. In certain instances building opening hours may vary and changes will be communicated to students via email, the JCU Brisbane website and Facebook pages, and on-campus signage.
To request a swipe access card please complete the Application for Swipe Access Card then present to Student Services during opening hours (Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm, public holidays excluded) to collect.
To register an item you have lost, or return an item you have found, see the Resource Centre staff on level 2.