If you are considering withdrawing from your studies we would like to help you make the right decision for you. Before making a decision we would strongly advise that you speak with your academic department and, if relevant, support services at the University. In addition, there are likely to be practical repercussions on your student funding, the fees you are due to pay the University and your accommodation. It is important you understand these before you make your decision.
A withdrawal from studies is when you permanently leave your programme of study at the University of Leicester. If something is affecting your ability to study and you need to take some time away then you may wish to consider suspending your studies and returning at a later point rather than completely withdrawing.
Transferring to another UniversityIf you wish to withdraw from your studies at Leicester in order to start at programme at another University you should follow the process set out below for permanent withdrawal. You should be sure that you understand the potential impact on your student funding, the fees that you may be due to pay the University or accommodation contracts.
To permanently withdraw from your studies you will need to complete the online Withdrawal Request process. If you are an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Taught student, please log into MyStudentRecord to complete the process. If you are a Postgraduate Research (PGR) student please log into MyPGR.
You will receive an email notification to your University email address once your request has been submitted to the University. Your school/department will then review your request, and confirm your last date of engagement, before approving your withdrawal from your studies. Once your withdrawal request has been processed we will confirm this to you by email (to your University email address).
We will notify the relevant organisations (where applicable) of your withdrawal as soon as possible. These include the Student Loans Company, UK Visas and Immigration, and HESA.
Please read the guidance below before you complete your online request to withdraw from your studies.
For further support
Student Welfare Service staff can provide further advice on the practical repercussions of withdrawing from your studies, or transferring to another University. You can request an appointment by sending an email to email@example.com or calling 0116 223 1185.
You can also speak to your department about any queries or concerns you may have about withdrawing.