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.

Supporting documents should be original or certified copies, accompanied by a cover sheet (PDF file, 127.58 KB) .

Documents can be certified by taking your original documents and the copies to:

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 application (R Form) and supporting documents by the application closing date for the semester you're applying for.

When to apply

  • Summer
    2017
    27 October 2017

    2017/2018 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
    28 October 2017 - 17 November 2017

    2017/2018 Summer Program

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

  • Summer 1
    2017
    27 October 2017

    2017/2018 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
    28 October 2017 - 10 November 2017

    2017/2018 Summer Program

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

  • Semester 1
    2018
    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)
    13 January 2018 - 16 February 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.

  • Semester 2
    2018
    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
    16 June 2018 - 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.

  • Summer
    2018
    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
    27 October 2018 - 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.

  • Summer 1
    2018
    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
    27 October 2018 - 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.

  • Summer 2
    2018
    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
    2 December 2017 - 8 December 2017

    2017/2018 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
    2018
    1 January 2018

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

  • 6TP2
    2018
    23 February 2018

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

  • 6TP3
    2018
    27 April 2018

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

  • 6TP4
    2018
    22 June 2018

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

  • 6TP5
    2018
    24 August 2018

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

  • 6TP6
    2018
    19 October 2018

    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:

  • Summer
    2017
    27 October 2017

    2017/2018 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
    28 October 2017 - 17 November 2017

    2017/2018 Summer Program

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

  • Summer 1
    2017
    27 October 2017

    2017/2018 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
    28 October 2017 - 10 November 2017

    2017/2018 Summer Program

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

  • Semester 1
    2018
    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)
    13 January 2018 - 16 February 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.

  • Semester 2
    2018
    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
    16 June 2018 - 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.

  • Summer
    2018
    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
    27 October 2018 - 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.

  • Summer 1
    2018
    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
    27 October 2018 - 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.

  • Summer 2
    2018
    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
    2 December 2017 - 8 December 2017

    2017/2018 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
    2018
    1 January 2018

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

  • 6TP2
    2018
    23 February 2018

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

  • 6TP3
    2018
    27 April 2018

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

  • 6TP4
    2018
    22 June 2018

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

  • 6TP5
    2018
    24 August 2018

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

  • 6TP6
    2018
    19 October 2018

    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
    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.

    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
    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.

    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.

     

  • Summer
    2018
    31 October 2017

    Closing date for postgraduate course applications for November 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.

  • Summer 1
    2018
    31 October 2017

    Closing date for postgraduate course applications for November 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.

  • Summer 2
    2018
    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.

  • 6TP1
    2018
    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
    14 February 2018

    Closing date for postgraduate course applications for 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.

  • 6TP3
    2018
    14 April 2018

    Closing date for postgraduate course applications for May 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
    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.

  • 6TP5
    2018
    14 August 2018

    Closing date for postgraduate course applications for September 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
    14 October 2018

    Closing date for postgraduate course applications for October 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
    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.

    31 January 2018

    Closing date for postgraduate course applications for February 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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