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Defer your offer

To defer your offer, please follow the steps below.

You can defer up to the census date for that study period. After the census date has passed, you may still be able to put your studies on hold by completing a Leave of Absence (LOA) request. For more information, please contact Curtin Connect.

Activate your OASIS account

Use your student ID number in your offer letter. Once activated, you will be directed to OASIS!

Click defer

You will be redirected to eStudent.

Go to the ‘My Offers’ tab

View offer and defer

You will be taken to a deferral form. Please complete and avoid changing the default deferral period settings.

You have deferred your offer

If you see a confirmation message, you have successfully deferred your offer.

We know things can change when you plan for your future. That’s why we’ve made our deferral process simple, so you can get back on track as soon as you’re ready.

If your offer has lapsed and/or you already accepted your offer, please contact the Admissions Office for assistance

International student deferrals

International students can opt to defer their Offer i.e. delay their commencement of studies under the following circumstances.:

  • An offer has been received but acceptance of offer has not been processed

Submit your request at the Ask International web link. Please note – some courses have limited intakes per year and may require a reassessment of qualification.

Once you are deemed eligible for the next available intake you will be sent an updated Letter of Offer reflecting your new commencement date.

  • The offer has been accepted and Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) has been issued

Submit your deferral request using the Ask International web link. Please note – some courses have limited intakes per year and may require a reassessment of qualifications.

Student visa

If you have applied for your student visa and are still waiting for an outcome, you must attach the updated COE to your student visa application through ImmiAccount to update the Department of Home Affairs of your change of intake.

Once your student visa has been granted you should not travel to Australia any earlier than 3 weeks prior to your new course start date. Being in Australia for an extended period without an active enrolment may be a breach of your visa conditions which could lead to a cancellation. For more information on student visa conditions refer to the Department of Home Affairs website.


If you purchased your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) through Curtin University we will organise a change of policy date, additional payment may be required.
If you have arranged your own OSHC, it is your responsibility to organise a change of policy date with your OSHC provider accordingly and attach the new evidence of OSHC to your ImmiAccount along with your new COE.