Returning to study

If you want to return to study after an unapproved absence from uni or an exclusion, you must apply for admission to your course.

If you're returning from an approved leave of absence, you'll be automatically re-admitted to your course and you do not need to apply.

I want to return to study after being excluded for unsatisfactory academic performance

Any student (domestic or international) who has been excluded from a course as a result of unsatisfactory academic performance, will not be considered for admission to a similar QUT course unless:

  • at least 12 months has elapsed from the date of exclusion
  • your application is accompanied by appropriate supporting documents.

Supporting documents

If you are applying after being excluded for unsatisfactory academic performance, you must include the following documentation with your application:

  • a written statement that outlines why you believe you should be allowed to return to study, including:
    • the reasons for your previous unsatisfactory academic performance
    • proof that you have overcome any circumstances that contributed to your failure (e.g. financial, medical, personal, work commitments), that these circumstances are unlikely to recur, and that you are likely to succeed in your new study
    • details of how you've performed in study or employment since you were excluded
    • demonstration that you have the maturity and motivation to succeed in university study.
  • documents that support your statement, which could include:
    • academic transcripts for any tertiary study you've completed during your exclusion
    • references from your employers, detailing the nature of your position, your period of employment and the level of your performance
    • a letter from your doctor or other medical practitioner confirming that you've recovered from your medical condition and are now able to return to study, and recommending a start date for your study.

I'm a domestic student

If you're a domestic student and want to return to study after exclusion, you must submit a return to study request (R Form) and supporting documents by the application closing date for the semester you're applying for.

When to apply

  • Semester 1
    2018

    Return to study applications

    Friday 12 January 2018

    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date for:

    • return to study after exclusion
    • sanctioned students
    • XN44 Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
    • HL22 Bachelor of Exercise and Movement Science / Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Dietetics)

  • Semester 2
    2018

    Return to study applications

    Friday 15 June 2018

    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date for:

    • return to study after exclusion
    • sanctioned students

    Return to study applications

    Saturday 16 June 2018 - Friday 20 July 2018

    Final closing date: Late applications will be considered during this period. A $50 non-refundable late application fee will be charged to your student account for late applications.

  • SUM
    2018

    Return to study applications

    Friday 26 October 2018

    2018/2019 summer program
    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date for:

    • returning to study after exclusion
    • sanctioned students

    Return to study applications

    Saturday 27 October 2018 - Friday 16 November 2018

    2018/2019 summer program
    Late applications will be considered during this period with a $50 non-refundable late application fee charged to your student account.

  • SUM1
    2018

    Return to study applications

    Friday 26 October 2018

    2018/2019 summer program
    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date for:

    • returning to study after exclusion
    • sanctioned students

    Return to study applications

    Saturday 27 October 2018 - Friday 9 November 2018

    2018/2019 summer program
    Late applications will be considered during this period with a $50 non-refundable late application fee charged to your student account.

  • SUM2
    2018

    Return to study applications

    Friday 1 December 2017

    2017/2018 summer program
    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date for: sanctioned students.

  • 6TP1
    2018

    Return to study applications

    Monday 1 January 2018

    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date.

  • 6TP2
    2018

    Return to study applications

    Friday 23 February 2018

    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date.

  • 6TP3
    2018

    Return to study applications

    Friday 27 April 2018

    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date.

  • 6TP4
    2018

    Return to study applications

    Friday 22 June 2018

    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date.

  • 6TP5
    2018

    Return to study applications

    Friday 24 August 2018

    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date.

  • 6TP6
    2018

    Return to study applications

    Friday 19 October 2018

    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date.

  • Semester 1
    2019

    Return to study applications

    Friday 25 January 2019

    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date for:

    • return to study after exclusion
    • sanctioned students
    • XN44 Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
    • HL22 Bachelor of Exercise and Movement Science / Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Dietetics)

    Return to study applications

    Saturday 26 January 2019 - Thursday 21 February 2019

    Final closing date: Late applications will be considered during this period. A $50 non-refundable late application fee will be charged to your student account for late applications.

  • Semester 2
    2019

    Return to study applications

    Friday 14 June 2019

    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date for:

    • return to study after exclusion
    • sanctioned students

    Return to study applications

    Saturday 15 June 2019 - Friday 19 July 2019

    Final closing date: Late applications will be considered during this period. A $50 non-refundable late application fee will be charged to your student account for late applications.

  • SUM
    2019

    Return to study applications

    Friday 25 October 2019

    2019/2020 summer program
    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date for:

    • returning to study after exclusion
    • sanctioned students

    Return to study applications

    Saturday 26 October 2019 - Friday 15 November 2019

    2019/2020 summer program
    Late applications will be considered during this period with a $50 non-refundable late application fee charged to your student account.

  • SUM1
    2019

    Return to study applications

    Friday 25 October 2019

    2019/2020 summer program
    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date for:

    • returning to study after exclusion
    • sanctioned students

    Return to study applications

    Saturday 26 October 2019 - Friday 8 November 2019

    2019/2020 summer program
    Late applications will be considered during this period with a $50 non-refundable late application fee charged to your student account.

  • SUM2
    2019

    Return to study applications

    Friday 30 November 2018

    2018/2019 summer program
    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date for: sanctioned students.

    Return to study applications

    Saturday 1 December 2018 - Friday 7 December 2018

    2018/2019 summer program
    Late applications will be considered during this period. A $50 non-refundable late application fee will be charged to your student account for late applications.

  • 6TP1
    2019

    Return to study applications

    Tuesday 1 January 2019

    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date.

  • 6TP2
    2019

    Return to study applications

    Friday 22 February 2019

    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date.

  • 6TP3
    2019

    Return to study applications

    Friday 26 April 2019

    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date.

  • 6TP4
    2019

    Return to study applications

    Friday 21 June 2019

    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date.

  • 6TP5
    2019

    Return to study applications

    Friday 23 August 2019

    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date.

  • 6TP6
    2019

    Return to study applications

    Friday 18 October 2019

    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date.

I'm an international student

If you're an international student and want to return to study after exclusion, you must submit a new application for your course, as well as supporting documents. Application dates apply to all international students returning to study after exclusion. You must apply by:

  • 24 December to commence in Semester 1
  • 24 May to commence in Semester 2

Applications submitted after these dates will be processed for the next available course admission period.

I'm a research student

Contact our Research Students Centre.

I want to return to study after being excluded for non-academic reasons (discipline, misconduct)

I'm a domestic student

You can't apply to QUT while the exclusion or suspension is still in effect.

You don't need to submit a new application and you can enrol as usual once the period of exclusion has expired. If you don't enrol in the semester immediately following the period of exclusion, you will be withdrawn from your course. In this case, you'll need to apply to return to study after time away from QUT.

I'm an international student

You must complete a new application form for your course after the exclusion or suspension period has passed.

I'm a research student

Contact our Research Students Centre.

I want to return to study after time away from QUT

I'm a domestic student returning to study in the same course

For domestic undergraduate and postgraduate courses:

  • Semester 1
    2018

    Return to study applications

    Friday 12 January 2018

    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date for:

    • return to study after exclusion
    • sanctioned students
    • XN44 Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
    • HL22 Bachelor of Exercise and Movement Science / Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Dietetics)

  • Semester 2
    2018

    Return to study applications

    Friday 15 June 2018

    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date for:

    • return to study after exclusion
    • sanctioned students

    Return to study applications

    Saturday 16 June 2018 - Friday 20 July 2018

    Final closing date: Late applications will be considered during this period. A $50 non-refundable late application fee will be charged to your student account for late applications.

  • SUM
    2018

    Return to study applications

    Friday 26 October 2018

    2018/2019 summer program
    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date for:

    • returning to study after exclusion
    • sanctioned students

    Return to study applications

    Saturday 27 October 2018 - Friday 16 November 2018

    2018/2019 summer program
    Late applications will be considered during this period with a $50 non-refundable late application fee charged to your student account.

  • SUM1
    2018

    Return to study applications

    Friday 26 October 2018

    2018/2019 summer program
    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date for:

    • returning to study after exclusion
    • sanctioned students

    Return to study applications

    Saturday 27 October 2018 - Friday 9 November 2018

    2018/2019 summer program
    Late applications will be considered during this period with a $50 non-refundable late application fee charged to your student account.

  • SUM2
    2018

    Return to study applications

    Friday 1 December 2017

    2017/2018 summer program
    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date for: sanctioned students.

  • 6TP1
    2018

    Return to study applications

    Monday 1 January 2018

    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date.

  • 6TP2
    2018

    Return to study applications

    Friday 23 February 2018

    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date.

  • 6TP3
    2018

    Return to study applications

    Friday 27 April 2018

    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date.

  • 6TP4
    2018

    Return to study applications

    Friday 22 June 2018

    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date.

  • 6TP5
    2018

    Return to study applications

    Friday 24 August 2018

    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date.

  • 6TP6
    2018

    Return to study applications

    Friday 19 October 2018

    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date.

  • Semester 1
    2019

    Return to study applications

    Friday 25 January 2019

    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date for:

    • return to study after exclusion
    • sanctioned students
    • XN44 Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
    • HL22 Bachelor of Exercise and Movement Science / Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Dietetics)

    Return to study applications

    Saturday 26 January 2019 - Thursday 21 February 2019

    Final closing date: Late applications will be considered during this period. A $50 non-refundable late application fee will be charged to your student account for late applications.

  • Semester 2
    2019

    Return to study applications

    Friday 14 June 2019

    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date for:

    • return to study after exclusion
    • sanctioned students

    Return to study applications

    Saturday 15 June 2019 - Friday 19 July 2019

    Final closing date: Late applications will be considered during this period. A $50 non-refundable late application fee will be charged to your student account for late applications.

  • SUM
    2019

    Return to study applications

    Friday 25 October 2019

    2019/2020 summer program
    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date for:

    • returning to study after exclusion
    • sanctioned students

    Return to study applications

    Saturday 26 October 2019 - Friday 15 November 2019

    2019/2020 summer program
    Late applications will be considered during this period with a $50 non-refundable late application fee charged to your student account.

  • SUM1
    2019

    Return to study applications

    Friday 25 October 2019

    2019/2020 summer program
    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date for:

    • returning to study after exclusion
    • sanctioned students

    Return to study applications

    Saturday 26 October 2019 - Friday 8 November 2019

    2019/2020 summer program
    Late applications will be considered during this period with a $50 non-refundable late application fee charged to your student account.

  • SUM2
    2019

    Return to study applications

    Friday 30 November 2018

    2018/2019 summer program
    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date for: sanctioned students.

    Return to study applications

    Saturday 1 December 2018 - Friday 7 December 2018

    2018/2019 summer program
    Late applications will be considered during this period. A $50 non-refundable late application fee will be charged to your student account for late applications.

  • 6TP1
    2019

    Return to study applications

    Tuesday 1 January 2019

    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date.

  • 6TP2
    2019

    Return to study applications

    Friday 22 February 2019

    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date.

  • 6TP3
    2019

    Return to study applications

    Friday 26 April 2019

    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date.

  • 6TP4
    2019

    Return to study applications

    Friday 21 June 2019

    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date.

  • 6TP5
    2019

    Return to study applications

    Friday 23 August 2019

    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date.

  • 6TP6
    2019

    Return to study applications

    Friday 18 October 2019

    On-time closing date for return to study applications. No applications will be accepted after this date.

I'm a domestic student returning to study in a different course

For domestic undergraduate study:

  • if you want to change to a different undergraduate course to the one you were in before, follow the steps in our undergraduate applying guide, which includes information and key dates for applying through QTAC.

For domestic postgraduate study:

  • Semester 1
    2018

    Applying for postgraduate courses

    Saturday 30 September 2017

    Closing date for all postgraduate psychology courses. Apply as early as possible.

    Applying for postgraduate courses

    Thursday 14 December 2017

    Closing date for postgraduate course applications for January start. Apply as early as possible as places can fill before the closing date. Applications received after this date may not be processed until the next available intake.

    Applying for postgraduate courses

    Wednesday 31 January 2018

    Closing date for postgraduate course applications for February or March start. Apply as early as possible as places can fill before the closing date. Applications received after this date may not be processed until the next available intake.

  • Semester 2
    2018

    Applying for postgraduate courses

    Thursday 14 June 2018

    Closing date for postgraduate course applications for late June start. Apply as early as possible as places can fill before the closing date. Applications received after this date may not be processed until the next available intake.

    Applying for postgraduate courses

    Saturday 30 June 2018

    Closing date for postgraduate course applications for July start. Apply as early as possible as places can fill before the closing date. Applications received after this date may not be processed until the next available intake.

  • SUM
    2018

    Applying for postgraduate courses

    Tuesday 31 October 2017

    Closing date for postgraduate course applications for November (Summer) start. Apply as early as possible as places can fill before the closing date. Applications received after this date may not be processed until the next available intake.

  • SUM1
    2018

    Applying for postgraduate courses

    Tuesday 31 October 2017

    Closing date for postgraduate course applications for November (SUM1). Apply as early as possible as places can fill before the closing date. Applications received after this date may not be processed until the next available intake.

  • SUM2
    2018

    Applying for postgraduate courses

    Thursday 14 December 2017

    Closing date for postgraduate course applications for January (SUM2) start. Apply as early as possible as places can fill before the closing date. Applications received after this date may not be processed until the next available intake.

  • 6TP1
    2018

    Applying for postgraduate courses

    Thursday 14 December 2017

    Closing date for postgraduate course applications for January start. Apply as early as possible as places can fill before the closing date. Applications received after this date may not be processed until the next available intake.

  • 6TP2
    2018

    Applying for postgraduate courses

    Wednesday 14 February 2018

    Closing date for postgraduate course applications for March (6TP2) start. Apply as early as possible as places can fill before the closing date. Applications received after this date may not be processed until the next available intake.

  • 6TP3
    2018

    Applying for postgraduate courses

    Saturday 14 April 2018

    Closing date for postgraduate course applications for May (6TP3) start. Apply as early as possible as places can fill before the closing date. Applications received after this date may not be processed until the next available intake.

  • 6TP4
    2018

    Applying for postgraduate courses

    Thursday 14 June 2018

    Closing date for postgraduate course applications for late June (6TP4) start. Apply as early as possible as places can fill before the closing date. Applications received after this date may not be processed until the next available intake.

  • 6TP5
    2018

    Applying for postgraduate courses

    Tuesday 14 August 2018

    Closing date for postgraduate course applications for September (6TP5) start. Apply as early as possible as places can fill before the closing date. Applications received after this date may not be processed until the next available intake.

  • 6TP6
    2018

    Applying for postgraduate courses

    Sunday 14 October 2018

    Closing date for postgraduate course applications for October (6TP6) start. Apply as early as possible as places can fill before the closing date. Applications received after this date may not be processed until the next available intake.

  • 13TP1
    2018

    Applying for postgraduate courses

    Thursday 14 December 2017

    Closing date for postgraduate course applications for January (13TP1) start. Apply as early as possible as places can fill before the closing date. Applications received after this date may not be processed until the next available intake.

    Applying for postgraduate courses

    Wednesday 31 January 2018

    Closing date for postgraduate course applications for February (13TP1) start. Apply as early as possible as places can fill before the closing date. Applications received after this date may not be processed until the next available intake.

I'm an international student

You must complete a new application form and re-apply to QUT for any course that you want to study.

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