Letter of Release Application Form
If you are an international student visa holder intending to transfer to another CRICOS registered provider in Australia within six (6) calendar months of your principal program in Charles Darwin University (CDU), you will need to apply for release.
Release will only be granted on compassionate or compelling circumstances relating to your welfare. This means that either there are family, medical or ‘well-being’ reasons for supporting a transfer (compassionate reasons); or that there are circumstances that are generally beyond your control and which have an impact on your course progress or well-being (compelling reasons). Furthermore, you should be able to demonstrate documentary evidence to support that such compassionate or compelling circumstances exist.
This process is in accordance with the guidelines set out by the National Code of Practice 2018 Standard 7 and Charles Darwin University’s International Students – Transfer Between Registered Providers Procedures.
Do not include 's' before your Student ID number
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State / Province / Region
Postal / Zip Code
Antigua and Barbuda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Bosnia and Herzegovina
United Arab Emirates
Papua New Guinea
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo
Sao Tome and Principe
United Republic of Tanzania
Country / Region
CDU student email:
We may not receive this form if you use a personal email.
Current program name:
Name of new provider:
Name of new program:
Reason(s) for transfer:
Copy of Letter of Offer from the CRICOS registered institution which you seek to transfer
Copy of offer letter provided
Statement of reason(s) why you are seeking release
Other supporting documents such as evidence of personal circumstances, evidence that you have not met condition(s) of offer, etc
By ticking the check box below I am confirming that all of the above information are true and correct and have read and understood the information on this form
I confirm that all the information contained in my application for release is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge
I acknowledge that any provision of false information or lack of disclosure in this release application is a form of student misconduct according to Charles Darwin University (Student Conduct) By-Laws and may lead to the cancellation of my enrolment
I agree that CDU retains the right to grant or refuse my request to transfer to another education provider within the first six (6) calendar months of my study
If my application for release from CDU is approved, I am aware that my current and future Confirmation of Enrolment/s (CoE/s) will be cancelled and the Department of Home Affairs will be notified of my transfer to a new provider
If my application for release from CDU is refused and I choose not to appeal the decision within the prescribed period, I am aware that the refusal decision will be reported to the Department of Home Affairs and I am expected to maintain my enrolment
I acknowledge that any refund due to me will be payable in accordance with CDU International Students - Refund Of Fees Procedures upon written application by me
I confirm that if I choose to return to CDU after transferring to a new provider, I will have to re-apply as new admission
Once you click 'submit' your application will be forwarded to the International Compliance Officer. The outcome of your application is available within ten (10) working days from the date you submit your application.
Should you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org