Refund policy

Student refund agreement

Curtin Singapore has a policy that outlines the circumstances in which fees and payments can be refunded. If you withdraw from your course, you may be eligible for a refund depending on when you notify Curtin Singapore. Download the Curtin Singapore Refund Policy and Student Refund Process for more information.

Tuition fees will be refunded in accordance with these Agreements. Please note that it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that when requesting a refund the appropriate withdrawal from a course/unit form has been lodged with Curtin Singapore.


Refer to the following information on the refund for new students and continuing students.

New students
Continuing students
Additional information

New students

Total refund

Where a place offer is withdrawn, a visa denied or Curtin Singapore is unable to provide a course, all tuition fees are fully refundable. If the offer was made on the basis of incorrect or incomplete information supplied by the applicant/student, Curtin Singapore reserves the right to retain 10 per cent of the tuition fee for one study period.  In the case of prospective students with conditional offers, whereby conditions stipulated in the letter of offer cannot be met, all tuition fees paid are fully refundable.

Partial refund

New students who, after accepting a place offer, give at least 70 days notice prior to commencement of the study period that they are unable to take up the offer, will receive a refund of 95% of tuition fees paid.  New students who, after accepting an offer of a place, give less than 70 days’ notice prior to commencement of the study period that they are unable to take up the offer, will receive a refund of 90% of tuition fees paid. New students who withdraw from their enrolled course after the commencement of the study period, but prior to the census date*, will receive a refund of 50% of tuition fees paid for that study period. New students with an initial enrolment greater than 75 credits in the study period, who subsequently reduce their study load to 75 credits for any reason prior to the census date*, will receive a credit of the tuition fees paid in respect of the unit/s from which they have withdrawn. The credit shall be used towards future studies at Curtin Singapore.

No refund

Where fraudulent or forged documentation has been presented, the full first study period tuition fee will be retained by Curtin Singapore. New students who withdraw from a course or unit after the census date* are not eligible for a refund.

Continuing students

Partial refund

Continuing students who completely withdraw from their course prior to the census date* will receive a refund of 50% of tuition fees paid for the study period. Continuing students with an initial enrolment greater than 75 credits in the study period, who subsequently reduce their study load to 75 credits for any reason prior to the census date*, will receive a credit of the tuition fees paid in respect of the unit/s from which they have withdrawn. This credit shall be used towards future studies at Curtin Singapore.

No refund

Continuing students who withdraw from a course or unit after the census date* are not eligible for a refund.

Additional information

Appeal against refund

In the event that a student is dissatisfied with the outcome of the refund application, a written appeal can be made to the finance office at Curtin Singapore.

Special Circumstances

In special circumstances the Pro Vice-Chancellor or nominee may vary the amount of any refund provided. If a larger refund is approved, an administration fee (up to SG$550) may still be charged.

Extension study refund agreement

  • If a unit is withdrawn before the commencement of the study period, the student is eligible for a refund less a 10 per cent administrative fee.
  • If a unit is withdrawn after the commencement of the study period and prior to the census date, the tuition fee paid in respect of the unit withdrawn, will be retained as credit towards the next study period. If the student submits an Application for Refund of Fees form for the withdrawn unit, the student is eligible for a 50 per cent refund.
  • If a unit is withdrawn after the census date the student is not eligible for a refund.

* Census date for courses is four weeks after the commencement of the study period.