Before you decide

Before making the decision to interrupt or withdraw, you should read the regulations in the UCL Academic Manual, particularly:

Please also take some time to read the guidance on these webpages which include important information about how interrupting affects your tuition fees, funding, visa, accommodation, welfare and more.

Before interrupting, it is a good idea to talk to someone in your department with whom you feel comfortable as they can give you advice and support. This could be your personal tutor, supervisor, departmental tutor, departmental graduate tutor or an administrator.

It is also worth exploring other support which UCL has to offer – you might find that you can continue your studies if we can put in place Reasonable Adjustments or Examination Adjustments for you. You can also apply for extensions and deferrals of both classes and assessments via the Extenuating Circumstances process. 

Help and support

askUCL student enquiry system

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Log an enquiry via askUCL, our student enquiry system and self-help centre.

UCL Student Support and Wellbeing

Our team of expert wellbeing, disability and mental health staff provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space, in which you can discuss any issues that may be affecting your ability to study.

Find out more about how Student Support and Wellbeing can help you.

Students’ Union UCL Advice Service

The Students’ Union also offers a free, confidential and independent advice and support service.

Find out more about the Students’ Union UCL Advice Service.