Interrupting your studies

Students take time out from their studies for a wide range of reasons - to take up an internship or placement, travel, have children or if they are facing personal challenges making it hard to study. You might also be considering withdrawing from UCL. Whatever your situation, we are here to support you in making the right decision for you.

Before you make a decision

Before you make a decision

What to know before making the decision to interrupt

Going on Interruption

Interruptions for postgraduate research students

What you should make sure you do before you leave

Getting ready to return

Withdrawing from your programme

What you need to know before you return


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Submitting an Interruption request on Portico

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