The University understands that from time to time students may need or want to take a break or withdraw from their studies. If you take a break or withdraw from your studies, you may still be required to pay a proportion of your Tuition Fees. The amount you have to pay will be calculated from the date formal notification of your break from studies or withdrawal is received. Failure to formally notify the University in writing of your intention to take a break or withdraw from your studies will result in you remaining liable for the full Tuition Fees until notification is received. Please note retrospective breaks in studies and withdrawals will not be permitted, except where exceptional circumstances apply.
If you formally withdraw or take a break from your studies within the first two weeks (including induction week) of the published start date of your course, you will not incur any Tuition Fees. If you take a break or withdraw from your studies after the first two weeks you will incur Tuition Fees, even if you have not taken the opportunity to attend or engage with your course. The amount you will be charged is detailed below:
|When you take a break/withdraw from your studies ||Undergraduate FT & PT Students** ||Postgraduate Taught FT Students** |
||Week of Term
||Weeks 0-2 (see section 16)
||Week 3 onwards
|| Week 1 onwards
||Week 1 onwards
* Depending on the start-date of your course, term 1 of your year of study may begin at another point in the year. Examples include October, January or March.
** All tuition fee refunds are calculated on the net tuition fee, which considers any fee waiver, reduction or discount that has been applied to your account.
If you are studying on a part time postgraduate taught course, you will be charged the full fee for all the modules you have commenced and will not be eligible for a refund for these modules. If you deselect or withdraw from a module before the date it’s due to start, and have not engaged or taken part in the module in any way, the University will cancel the module fee in full. If you have already paid for the module you will be eligible for a refund.
If you are on a postgraduate research award you will be a charged a proportion of your annual tuition fee, based on the number of full weeks you were in attendance prior to your withdrawal and calculated pro-rata over 52 weeks. Please note that part weeks will be counted as full weeks for the purpose of calculating your fee liability.