Postgraduate withdrawal and tuition fee policy
Understand the fee implications of withdrawing from your course as a postgraduate student
The tuition fees are only paid if the student is in attendance on 1 December of the relevant AY.
Students with a date of last attendance prior to 1 December – no fee
Students with a date of last attendance on or after 1 December – charged 100%
Self-funded or students whose fees are paid in full or part by a sponsor (not mentioned above)
Withdrawal during Week 1 of Month 1:
Any new student who withdraws and has a recorded date of last attendance within Week 1 of Month 1 (typically the first week of October) will not be liable for any tuition fees. This does not apply to continuing students who, if withdrawing in Week 1 of Month 1 will be charged for 1 month’s attendance.
Withdrawal during Month 1:
Students with a date of last attendance within Month 1 of the academic year, will be charged for one month’s tuition fees
Withdrawal after Month 1:
Students with a last date of attendance beyond Month 1, will become liable for the full academic year's tuition fee.
If the student is sponsored, the sponsor will be liable for the fee, or their proportion as per the sponsor agreement, in line with the above policy. In the event that the sponsor refuses to pay, the student will become liable for the sponsor’s liability also.
Please note sponsored students must provide the University with a copy of their sponsorship confirmation letter. If the University does not have proof of sponsorship, the student will be treated as ‘self funded’.