Withdrawal calendar for undergraduate full-time home students 2022/23

This calendar includes PGCE and Pre-Registration Healthcare programmes.

Withdrawal and Authorised Break from Study

Please note: this calendar applies to students with a fee status of Home, and for returning students with a fee status of European Union. For new students with a fee status of European Union, the international withdrawal calendar will apply. 

The date that you withdraw or take an authorised break from study will affect the level of tuition and accommodation fees that may be refunded and it will also affect your student loan (if applicable). Fee adjustments are calculated with reference to the date of withdrawal from the University and cannot be actioned if the withdrawal procedure has not been followed correctly. Tables showing how the adjustment is calculated are shown below:

September intake students

Withdrawal datePercentage refund*Percentage Charged
Enrolment to 03/10/2022 100% 0%
04/10/2022 to 03/01/2023 75% 25%
04/01/2023 to 10/04/2023 50% 50%
11/04/2023 onwards 0% 100%

January intake students

Withdrawal datePercentage refund*Percentage Charged
Enrolment to 01/02/2023 100% 0%
04/02/2023 to 10/04/2023 75% 25%
11/04/2023 to 18/09/2023 50% 50%
19/09/2023 onwards 0% 100%

March intake students

Withdrawal datePercentage refund*Percentage Charged
Enrolment to 17/03/2023 100% 0%
18/03/2023 to 10/04/2023 75% 25%
11/04/2023 to 18/09/2023 50% 50%
19/09/2023 onwards 0% 100%

* % of total tuition fees due, not amount paid at the time of withdrawal

An adjustment can only be made on tuition fees: registration fees cannot be refunded or reduced.

In order to withdraw or take an authorised break from study you must submit the appropriate form via Udo. The form must be approved by an appropriate academic and the College Student Centre. It must state the date on which you withdrew or took an authorised break from study (if backdated, this cannot normally be for more than six weeks). If you are taking an authorised break from study, you must also provide a date for your return to study.

Authorised break from study

Interrupting your studies (also called taking an authorised break from study) may become necessary if circumstances make it impossible for you to continue studying for a short period of time but you do not wish to permanently withdraw from your course. The period of authorised break from study must be for a minimum of one semester and should not be for more than one year. 

Authorised breaks from study for more than a year can only be approved by a review process initiated by your Programme Leader. If you need to take an authorised break from study for more than a year you should apply for a one year in the first instance, and may then apply for further extensions if necessary near the end of the initial authorised break from study period.

It is expected that you will return to the same course and phase of study. If you want to change courses, this would need to be discussed with your Programme Leader and may affect your tuition fees and student loan. You must discuss the financial implications with your relevant Student Liaison Officer and contact Student Finance England for more information about your funding support. It is advisable to book an interview with the Employment Service.

It is important to remember that students who are taking an authorised break from study are not registered students of the University; you are temporarily suspending your studies. This means that, in normal circumstances, you will lose your right of access to certain University facilities, including the library.

If you are in receipt of a tuition fee loan, this will only be met by the Student Loans Company if you are in attendance at various liability points during the academic year. 

These liability points are as follows:

Attendance point dateTuition fee loan triggered by attendance
12/09/2022 25%
03/01/2023 25%
11/04/2023 50%