Once you are a matriculated student of the University, if you think you want to withdraw from your studies you should first meet with your Advisor of Studies or other School contact to talk things through and discuss if this is the right course of action for you.
Only having considered all of the academic and financial implications should you make a decision to withdraw.
After discussing your situation if you do find that you want to withdraw please speak to the School Office who will guide you through the process for withdrawing from your studies.
If a refund is to be made, a calculation will be made based on what you have paid less what is still outstanding.
If you are an undergraduate student and funded by a Government agency the refund will be calculated within the rules of the funding body and will be refunded to that body.
If you are an international student you will have been issued with a Tier 4 Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) from the University.
If you withdraw from studies within one month of matriculation you will need to pay an administration fee of £1,000 which will be deducted from the Tuition Fees we have received, if you are sponsored you will be invoiced for the £1,000 administration fee.
- Students withdrawing by the Friday of week four of teaching will be given a full refund of any payment towards their tuition fees.
- Students withdrawing after the 4th week of teaching will be charged the full semester fee.
- Students withdrawing by the Friday of week four of teaching in Semester 2 will be given a full refund of Semester 2 payments
- Students withdrawing after the 4th week of teaching will be charged the full semester fee
One Semester Students
- Students withdrawing by the Friday of week two of teaching in that semester will receive a full refund
- Students withdrawing after the 2nd week of teaching will be charged the full semester fee
Your refund will be calculated based on what you have paid less what you are due to pay. If a sponsor has paid for you a refund will be made direct to your sponsor.
Taught Postgraduate Students
Refunds will normally be calculated on a monthly basis, depending on how many months you have studied, to a maximum of nine months. After nine months of study have been completed, no refund will be made.
Research Postgraduate Students
If you are a research postgraduate student and are self-funded, refunds will normally be calculated on a monthly basis. If you are sponsored by a research council, sponsor or Government Agency the refund will be calculated in accordance with the published rules of the specific funding body.
Students with a US Direct Loan
If you are a student who has been awarded a US Direct Loan, the University will refund the US Direct Loan Programme pro rata on the basis of your withdrawal date. The University may also be required to pay back to the US Direct Loan Programme a proportion of the loan made to you for living costs and personal expenses. You may need to reimburse the University if this is the case. It is your responsibility to notify your School and Registry (Fees Officer) when you decide to withdraw from your course. The University is required by US legislation to return US Direct Loan funds made for fees and living expenses. If refunded money is to be returned, the distribution of refund money will be as follows
- Federal Unsubsidised Stafford
- Federal Subsidised Stafford
- Parent PLUS or Graduate PLUS Loans