Withdrawing from doctoral studies

If you need to withdraw from your studies find out what steps you need to take.

If you are considering withdrawing from your PhD, you should discuss your situation with your supervisors. There may be alternatives to withdrawing completely, such as suspending your study for a period of time or converting to a Master’s by thesis degree.

If, after discussion, you decide to withdraw, please complete the form below.

Note that:

  • non-payment of fees, ceasing your research or verbally advising your supervisors or other members of staff will not be accepted as notice of withdrawal
  • if you have already paid your fees and then withdraw, you may be entitled to a refund. Check the Fees Statute for information on fees reconsiderations.