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A rebate on the annual academic fee for a doctoral thesis or master’s dissertation is granted according to the following schedule:

In the case of a master’s dissertation, this applies in the second or subsequent year in which the dissertation is being completed;

In the case of a doctoral thesis, this applies in the third or subsequent year in which the thesis is being completed;

(a) submission before 12 noon on the day beginning of the second quarter (7th of April):  75% adjustment

(b) submission before 12 noon on Monday, 20 July, the beginning of the third quarter: 50% adjustment

(c) submission by 12 noon on Monday, 7 September, the beginning of the fourth quarter: 25% adjustment

(d) submission after 12 noon on Monday, 7 September:  nil

Students who intend submitting by 12 noon on Monday 16 February 2015, the start of the 2015 academic year, do not need to reregister.

Revise and Resubmit

Where a student is required to revise and resubmit a thesis or dissertation the academic fee will be charged per quarter (i.e. if the candidate must work for up to one quarter, he/she will pay 25% of the full fee; for up to two quarters, he/she will pay 50% of the full fee and so on). Note: Full annual fees will be billed from the date on which the student is notified to revise and resubmit and any fee rebate will be processed on resubmission.