If you change your mind about the program you have selected and no longer wish to study it, you will need to withdraw. Some students decide to withdraw from their studies at UTS Insearch to return back to their home country or to study with another educational provider in Australia.
How to withdraw
All students wishing to withdraw are subject to the UTS Insearch terms and conditions contained in your offer letter. For further information, please contact the Student Centre
Withdrawing students will need to return their student card, pay library fine, if any and return all library resources to the library.
International students withdrawing to return home
You will first need to contact a Study Success Adviser
before submitting the Application to Withdraw (International Students) form
. If you are a full-time English student, you will need to complete the Application to Withdraw / Transfer (Full Time English Courses) form
International students withdrawing to study with another educational provider in Australia
You will need to apply for Release with valid offer letter from the new provider. Please contact Student Centre
before submitting the Application to Transfer to Another Provider (International Students) form
International students are bound by the Department of Home Affairs regulations whereby UTS Insearch approval is required if you are intending to enrol at another institution after withdrawing from UTS Insearch. For further details on Regulation 8206 Change of Provider please access the Department of Home Affairs website
Department of Home Affairs regulations will not normally permit you to change to a program of a lower Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level. Failure to comply with immigration rules will lead to cancellation of your student visa which may result in you returning overseas.
In some situations international students may be required to return overseas after withdrawing. Where approval to withdraw is granted, UTS Insearch is required to advise the Department of Home Affairs of this change in your enrolment status. If you hold a UTS package visa you will also need to contact the UTS International Office
(Level 3A of the UTS Tower Building) to advise them of the changes to your study plans.
As a domestic student you will need to complete an Application to Withdraw (Domestic Student) form
. Whether you’re using FEE-HELP or not, you can withdraw from your studies by notifying the Student Centre in writing on or before the census date
. If you withdraw after the census date, academic and financial penalties will apply to the subjects you have enrolled into for the semester.
Refunds, release policies
In some situations, UTS Insearch will refund tuition fees. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions attached to your offer letter. For further details please check the Refund Policy
UTS Insearch will not consider requests to transfer to another institution if you have outstanding fees. For further details see the International Student Transfer Request Assessment Policy
Student visa impact
If you withdraw from UTS Insearch, then the Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) attached to your Student Visa will be cancelled. This means that you will need to enrol with another education provider and update your visa.