The academic year for research students is divided into four periods to provide flexibility in managing your candidature.
The four research periods have fixed dates regardless of the calendar year or day of the week.
The Equivalent Full-Time Student Load (EFTSL) of each research period varies. A full-time student load is 1.0 EFTSL.
You can make changes to your enrolment in any research period up until the census date.
If you are an international student and you submit your thesis for examination on or before the census date for a research period, you will not be liable for tuition fees for that period. You will have to pay fees for the research period if you submit your thesis after the census date.
Your earliest and latest thesis submission dates should align with the research period end dates.