If you 

  • withdraw temporarily
  • withdraw permanently
  • transfer to another course at the University of Dundee
  • transfer to another course at another institution

you should immediately notify the following:

  • Your tutor or adviser of studies
  • Your School Office
  • Your funding body -
    • SAAS if you are a Scottish Student
    • SFE if you are an student from England
    • SFW if you are a student from Wales
    • SFNI if you are a student from Northern Ireland

Scottish Students

If you complete all the necessary paperwork to withdraw from your course before the 1st December, SAAS will not pay out your Tuition Fees for this academic year. This means that if you decide to change course or move to another institution, this should not impact on your ability to attract tuition fee funding for your new course (exceptions apply and you should seek advice from the Student Funding Unit). You may, however, be charged by the University of Dundee for any teaching you have undertaken until the date of your withdrawal, and you will need to get this information from our Registry department.

RUK Students

If you take out a Tuition Fee Loan via SLC, you will be charged a proportion of tuition fees per semester, but you are allowed a period of 4 weeks grace at the beginning of each semester to withdraw without attracting further charges, eg.

  • Semester 1: after 4 weeks teaching, you will be charged 25% of the total tuition fee cost;
  • Semester 2: after 4 weeks teaching, you will be charged another 25% of the total tuition fee cost;
  • Semester 3: after 4 weeks teaching, you will be charged a further 50% of the total tuition fee cost, in other words, you will be charged the full 100% of tuition fee cost.

Self-funded and Overseas Students

Please refer to our Registry webpage for information on our tuition fee refund regulations.

Distance Learners

School policy and specific Programme regulations apply for Distance Learning programmes, however, there will be no refund of cancellation of fees after matriculation/registration unless by exception and with the formal approval of the Dean of School and School Manager or their approved deputies, in consultation with the Programme Director and Head of Division or other appropriate lead. See our Tuition Fee Refund Policy for further information.

Taught Postgraduate Students

  • From the first teaching occurrence associated with the programme of study. 10% of the fees are due for the full academic year.
  • From the second day of teaching associated with the programme of study to end of semester 1, full fees for all modules taken in Semester 1. In the case of non-modular programmes, this will be the relevant proportion of the annual fee for the months of study associated with a Semester.
  • From the second day of Semester 2 to the end of Semester 2 (or if the programme of study normal end dates extends beyond the end of the second semester) full fees for all modules taken in Semesters 1 and 2. In the case of non-modular programmes, this will be the relevant proportion of the annual fee for the months of study associated with the semesters.

Who can I speak to about withdrawing?

Registry are the best people to speak with to find out if/how much you will be charged for your tuition fees. Information about how to contact Registry is included on their webpages. Registry also provide information on our Tuition Fee Refund Policy.

You can come and speak with Ann, Pamela or Sharon in the Student Funding Unit to explore how withdrawing or changing course will impact your future funding, and they can be contacted on 01382 384801, or you can come to our offices.

Our Careers Service will also be happy to speak to you about where you go from here – either another course, institution, or to find a job in your desired field.