7.1 - My offer is for a Higher Degree by Research but I cannot commence my studies in Semester 1, 2020. Am I eligible for a refund?

If you were in China on 1 February and coronavirus-related travel restrictions have prevented you from travelling to Australia by 31 March to commence your Semester 1 2020 study then we will give you credit towards a future study period or you can apply for an exceptional circumstances refund with no financial penalty.

Please contact the Graduate Research School admissions-grs@uwa.edu.au for personalised advice. We can make special arrangements, including deferred commencement, for most HDR students, and most HDR courses have flexible start dates.

7.2 - I am commencing study but concerned that I’ll miss the start of semester. Can I start late?

We can make special arrangements, including deferred commencement, for most HDR students. Please contact the Graduate Research School directly via admissions-grs@uwa.edu.au for personalised advice.

7.3 - I'm worried about missing Orientation. What should I do?

We provide ongoing orientation opportunities for HDR students throughout the year and would be pleased to welcome you to one of those when you arrive.

7.4 - I want to defer my studies. What can I do?

We can make special arrangements, including deferred commencement, for most HDR students. Please contact the Graduate Research School directly for personalised advice: admissions-grs@uwa.edu.au.

7.5 - I can no longer start and want to withdraw, what can I do?

Please email admissions-grs@uwa.edu.au for advice.

7.6 - I am enrolled in a Higher Degree by Research Program and I am in China, not able to return to Australia by the approved date. Whom should I contact?

We understand travel is uncertain at the moment and not all students are able to join us on campus for the start of semester. If you can't make it, don't worry; we will work with you to help you transition to study at UWA. We are committed to supporting you and your UWA education. This includes extending your leave, if necessary, until we can welcome you back. 

You should contact your Coordinating Supervisor and the Graduate Research School via pghelp@postgraduate.uwa.edu.au to let us know where you are and how best to contact you. We will remain in touch with you until the situation is resolved.