If you’ll exceed the timeframe within which your thesis is due to be submitted you must apply for an extension.

There are maximum timeframes within which Master’s by Thesis and Doctoral students are normally expected to submit their thesis:

  • Masters: 12 months full-time (or equivalent)
  • Doctoral: 48 months full-time (or equivalent).

If you have not submitted your thesis for examination within the above timeframes then you must apply for an extension. Extensions are approved on the basis that satisfactory progress is being made and that there’s a clear and achievable plan for completion.

If you think you may need an extension, talk first with your supervisors. You will then need to complete the Request for an Extension or Suspension form.

If your application is successful, you will be required to re-register and pay fees for the additional period of registration.