All undergraduate courses can be deferred, except for:

  • Bachelor of Clinical Sciences/Doctor of Medicine (SATAC code: 214941)
  • Bachelor of Paramedic Science (Regional External Program) (SATAC code: 224327)
  • TAFE SA dual offers
  • One-year honours
  • Undergraduate Certificates

If you have already completed a topic or topics in your course and wish to take time out from your studies, please refer to the leave of absence information.

Domestic students

Details on the process to defer your offer are available on our website

If you Accept your offer for a deferrable course in the Flinders Student Information System (SIS) but do not end up enrolling in the course or completing any study for two consecutive semesters, your offer will be deferred on your behalf.

To access the SIS, you must first:

If you accept your offer but then decide to not complete any study, you will need to ensure you withdraw from any enrolled topics before the topic census date . See Amending your enrolment for details about how to withdraw from topics.

Provided you are not enrolled in the course or complete any study for two consecutive semesters, your offer will be deferred on your behalf.

If you receive a Flinders offer to one of the following courses, you will be required to either Accept and Enrol or Defer by a deadline as stated in your offer letter to secure your place in the course. Please read your offer letter carefully.

  • 224071 Bachelor of Health Sciences/Master of Occupational Therapy
  • 214931 Bachelor of Medical Science (Vision Science)/Master of Optometry
  • 214352 Bachelor of Speech Pathology
  • 224321 Bachelor of Paramedic Science
  • 224325 Bachelor of Paramedic Science (Northern Territory) 
  • 214431 Bachelor of Midwifery (Pre-registration) 
  • 214381 Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics 
  • 224081 Bachelor of Health Sciences/Master of Physiotherapy

International students

If for some reason you are unable to take up an offer to the University at the date specified in the offer letter you may request a deferral of your admission. A deferral form must be completed and submitted to the International Centre for your request to be considered. If deferral is approved, a new offer letter with a new start date will be sent to you. If you defer admission more than once an administrative fee will be charged.

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