Withdrawing from 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.

Withdrawing from your studies


How to withdraw from your programme

Before you withdraw

Interruptions for taught students

What to consider before you withdraw from your programme

What if I change my mind?

Visa and immigration requirements for interrupting students

What to consider if you decide you want to return after withdrawing


Link to Upgrade from MPhil to PhD

Guidance coming soon

Submitting a Programme Withdrawal request on Portico

Link to remote desktop services

Guidance coming soon