Change of Commencement Date Form


Your request should be lodged at least two weeks prior to your commencement date (as per your offer letter).  See Faculty preferred commencement dates.


  • An offer can be deferred for a maximum period of 12 months. Monash makes no warranty or promise that a further offer will be made.
  • Requests are not automatically approved, especially if you have a coursework requirement in your first semester.
  • If your request is approved, you will receive a new offer letter, indicating the new start date.
  • If you met the English Language Proficiency requirements via an English Language test, the test must still be valid at the proposed commencement date, otherwise you will need to undergo a further test.
  • Supervision and resources, approved during assessment of your application, will need to be re-confirmed by the Faculty.
  • If you have received a packaged offer (eg. English Bridging Program/PhD) please contact to discuss your options, before submitting this form.
  • If you are in receipt of a Monash Scholarship, please review the relevant Scholarship Policy and Procedures for details regarding allowable deferral periods.

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