Changing your course
If you decide to change to another course, you should complete a Change of Programme of Study form.
Withdrawing from your course or suspending studies
If you are thinking of withdrawing from your course for whatever reason, please contact us.
If you withdraw, you will need to provide us with a copy of your flight booking confirmation to confirm you are leaving (or have left) the UK.
If you suspend your studies, you must still leave the UK as your Tier 4 sponsorship will be withdrawn. You will need to apply for a new Tier 4 visa when you are due to return to resume your course.
Resits and repeat years
If you need to resit an exam, or to repeat a full year of your course, you should contact us. If your visa does not cover the period of your resit period or repeat year, you will need a new CAS statement.
If you are a postgraduate taught student (level 7) or a postgraduate research student (level 8) and are unable to complete your course within the time period stated in the course regulations, you should request an academic extension. Postgraduate taught students should complete this form and Postgraduate research students should contact the Doctoral College. You will need to provide evidence to explain why you have been unable to complete your course in time.
If you are granted an extension but your visa is due to expire before you complete your studies, you should contact us to confirm whether we can continue to sponsor you as a Tier 4 student.