If you need to change your enrolment for any reason you have a few options available to you. Before you amend your enrolment, we recommend you consider your choice carefully.

The guide below will help you find support and understand the impact withdrawing can have on your studies.

If you are experiencing personal or medical difficulties, access Health, Counselling and Disability Services.

Before census date – no penalty

You may withdraw units from your current study period, without incurring penalties, until the relevant census date published on the academic calendar.

Withdraw after census date – with penalty

You may still withdraw from your units of study after the census date, however you will incur a penalty. This period is known as the final period for withdrawal from units with penalty.

Withdrawal from any units during this period will be recorded on your academic record as ‘Withdrawn’ (WD) and you will still be liable for the relevant student contributions or tuition fees.

After final period for withdraw

After this final withdrawal date, unit withdrawal is not allowed and you will receive a grade based on your performance in the unit, which may be a Fail mark.

Financial benefits and scholarships

If you are in receipt of a financial benefit or scholarship contact the provider to find out how the withdrawal will affect your financial assistance.

You can withdraw from any enrolled units through Curtin Malaysia eStudent.

If you are an International student studying on a student visa, you need to follow these guidelines for withdrawing.

If the unit you withdraw from has one or more co-requisite units you will automatically be withdrawn from those as well.

First you must withdraw from all your units

  • You can apply for leave of absence to hold your place in your course for up to a year. This may give you time to assess your situation.
  • If you believe you could continue your studies if you had more support, there are Health, Counselling and Disability Services . You can also seek academic counselling from your HOD.
  • If you wish to discontinue your studies, you must withdraw from all your units and then you may submit Application for Withdrawal Online to be officially withdraw from a course. A response to your enquiry will be sent to your student email.

Where a course withdrawal request is submitted after the last withdrawal via eStudent it will not be processed until after the official results publication date for the study period.

If you are International Student, your student visa and pass will be cancelled once your withdrawal is processed. Please liaise with the International Student Office (internationalstudentoffice@curtin.edu.my) for via cancellation prior to leaving Malaysia.

You may contact Finance Services Department (finance@curtin.edu.my) on your refund of course fee for total withdrawal as well as for International Student who wanted their Security Deposit to be refunded.