Getting ready to return

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.

Considerations for returning students

Before you make a decision

We will contact you three months before you are due to return to begin the Return to Study process.


Interruptions for postgraduate research students

If you are re-enrolling onto your programme after an interruption, see guidance to starting your return process

Return to study welfare support

Withdrawing from your programme

What you need to know about welfare support for interrupting students