Defer your studies at JCU

To defer your studies means that you accept your offer, but want to delay the start of your course. Most new students can defer for up to 12 months.

Keep JCU advised of changes to your contact details as we will send you information throughout the year about how to commence your studies after deferring.

If you applied through QTAC, log in to your QTAC application on the QTAC site and select the ‘defer’ option there. Do this by the lapse date. Don’t accept your offer at James Cook University.

If you applied directly to JCU, or have missed the QTAC lapse date, and wish to defer the commencement of your study, complete and submit the form below. Don't forget to withdraw from your subjects.

If you have already started your course and received at least one result or it is passed the census date, then you will need to apply for a Leave of Absence.

Defer your studies
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