We hope that you will find all of the support you need from us to successfully complete your programme. However, we do recognise that situations and circumstances change, and that external factors can influence your decision to start or continue with your studies. If you decide that you no longer wish to study with us then please read the information below.

New students starting their first trimester:

From the point of enrolment, you have 14 days in which you can cancel your place on the programme without incurring any cancellation charges. You need to confirm in writing the cancellation of your place by emailing onlinelearning@derby.ac.uk or by completing the cancellation form and returning it to us by post to the address on the form. You do not have to give a reason for cancelling your place.

Please note: this only applies to new students starting the first trimester of their programme.

Current students:

We understand that making the decision to withdraw from your programme is not easy, and we want to give you the support and advice you might need to help you make the decision. We also want to inform you of the people here at University of Derby Online who can help you before you think that withdrawal is the only option.

It is very important that you seek support and advice early from your Online Learner Advisor. There may be alternatives that can be put in place to help you carry on with your programme and there may be financial implications that you need to be aware of and plan for. If you wish to request a withdrawal, please follow the online withdrawal process which can be found in the help centre on the student portal under ‘I want to take a break from study'. Prior to completing this process, please ensure you refer to the appropriate cancellation charges information and academic regulations.

Please note: if you do not engage with the study materials the cancellation policy still applies.

If your tuition fees are paid by a professional body or your employer, it is important that you discuss your intentions with them. They may have policies regarding repayment of fees in this situation. If you have chosen to defer your tuition fee payment by taking out a student loan and you withdraw between certain dates, you may not meet the Student Loans Company criteria and therefore would be liable to pay a percentage of your fees for the year upfront. Please contact Student Finance England for further advice.