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Applications must be received no later than 2 weeks before the commencement of the Program.
The Program is for 28 weeks and fees must be paid in advance.
When your Foundation Studies Program tuition fee has been paid, the university or its representative, will issue you with a "Confirmation of Enrolment" (COE) form. This form is an important document which is used to obtain your Student Visa. You should take or send the COE form to the nearest Australian Embassy or High Commission.
If you have paid your tuition fees and are unable to commence study, you should request a refund of program/ Course* fees.
The University will refund all or part of your fee on the following basis:-
Any such refund will be paid within 4 weeks after receipt of your completed Request for Fees Refund Form (PDF 51.8KB).
If you withdraw after census date norefund is payable.
The University can, in special circumstances, remit an international student fee.
If you withdraw from a unit and/or course after the unit census date you remain liable for tuition and/or student contribution amounts. You will also record a fail grade against the unit or units concerned. Under normal circumstances you will not be entitled to a remission.
Applications for remission are assessed on a monthly basis by the Fees Remission Committee.The Fees Remission Committee undertakes the assessment, approval and advice to students on applications for remission.
More information on remissions
If you have attended for one or more semesters of study you are considered to be a continuing student.
If you make payments in excess of the cost of your tuition fees or have varied your enrolment before the applicable census date you may be entitled to have any additional money refunded. If you are eligible you will receive a credit notice after census date.
You will have 2 options -
Students may request for course money to be transferred if all of the following conditions are met:
Any such refund is at the discretion of the Director of International Services.
Please note that this refund agreement does not remove the right for the student to take further action under Australia's consumer protection law. In the event a student wishes to dispute the decision on a refund of tuition fee, the student has the right to the University's dispute resolution processes, which do not circumscribe the student's right to pursue other legal remedies.
Refunds in the event of the University’s default are not covered by the University of Tasmania’s refund policies. Such situations are covered by the provisions of the ESOS Act 2000 and the ESOS Regulations 2001.
*A ‘Course’ for English Language centre means the total period of study as shown in the Offer of Enrolment and/or the Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).
Authorised by the Director of Studies, Centre for University Pathways and Partnerships
8 August, 2012