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Accommodation

UCL accommodation 

If you are in UCL Halls, taking an interruption will mean you will be required to leave your room, as you are no longer enrolled as a student at UCL. 

Find out more on the UCL Accommodation web page.

For queries regarding accommodation, log in to askUCL, select Log an Enquiry and choose Accommodation from the categories.

Private student accommodation

The implications of your interruption will depend on your accommodation provider. You will need to review your agreement and discuss your circumstances with an appropriate staff member at your accommodation. You may be required to leave the accommodation because you are no longer a registered student. It is likely you will be liable for some fees and in some cases, you may be required to find a replacement tenant. 

The University of London Housing Services and the Students’ Union UCL Advice Service can offer you further guidance and advice on this.

Private accommodation 

If you live in private accommodation, it is unlikely there will be an obligation for you to leave following a change to your student status. However, you may choose to leave and return home, in which case, you must consider the terms of your tenancy agreement and what this means for you. This can be complex and confusing, so we strongly recommend you seek advice from UCLU Rights and Advice. If you decide to stay in your private accommodation, it is important to note that as you are no longer a full time student, you may be required to pay Council Tax. 

The University of London Housing Services and the Students’ Union UCL Advice Service can offer you further guidance and advice on this.


Council tax

Find information on how an interruption or withdrawal will affect your eligibility for council tax on our UCL council tax web page.


Expiry of your 18+ student Oyster photocard

Once you interrupt or withdraw from your studies, we are required to report this to TfL and you will no longer be eligible for the 18+ Oyster photocard.


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