Research Domestic - Accept, Defer, or Decline

If your application is successful, you will receive an offer. All offers are sent by email, so it is important that you provide an active email address that you check frequently.

Once you receive an offer it is very important that you respond as soon as possible.

Accept

Congratulations! Before you accept, check your offer letter to make sure you meet any remaining conditions.

To accept, please click Accept, Defer, or Decline at the top of this page and complete the online form.

Simply complete our online form to register your acceptance. Have your ANU ID number with you because you will need to provide it during the acceptance process.

We recommend that you accept as soon as possible so you can start planning your program and get involved in our amazing student community.

You will receive correspondence from ANU Student Administration with further information about commencing your Research program.

Defer

If you receive an offer for a particular semester or session, but wish to delay the commencement of your program until a later semester or session, you can apply to have your application considered for a future commencement.

To defer, simply click Accept, Defer, or Decline at the top of this page and submit the online form.

Your request will be considered by the academic area responsible for your research degree. ANU will contact you as soon as a decision is made. All requests are considered at the discretion of the academic area responsible for your research degree.

If you are approved for a deferment, you will receive a new offer indicating the revised commencement semester or session.

When returning from a deferment, you will need to accept your new offer and follow the normal procedure for enrolling in your program for the first time.

It is important to accept your offer by the relevant deadline as late acceptance may forfeit your place in the program.

Decline

If you are unable to accept or defer your offer for a Research program, you should let us know.

To decline your offer, please click Accept, Defer, or Decline at the top of this page and complete the form.