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Withdrawal and interruptions

Before you decide

We recognise that challenges may arise during your time at Middlesex that may lead you to no longer wish to study with us.

Before applying for a permanent withdrawal or temporary withdrawal (interruption), why not have a chat with our Progression and Support team, who can help you discuss available options?

Our Changes to your Study page also help with next steps and guidance.

Also, have a look at our Welfare Advice Guide for more information

If you still want to withdraw, be mindful that tuition fee charges are determined on the basis of your enrolment status, and not actual attendance.

This means that if you stop attending but do not formally withdraw or interrupt you will be liable for tuition fees until the point in time that you officially notify the University.

How to withdraw from your course

To formally withdraw from a course you must notify us in writing of your decision by completing this form.

Without written notification of your withdrawal, your status will remain as enrolled, and as such you will still remain responsible for the payment of tuition fees for the academic year.

Withdrawal liability points

There may be financial implications for withdrawing. Here are the liability dates depending on when you started your course:

Liability points and eligibility to refunds for students in receipt of a US loan

Students in receipt of a US loan (also known as Title IV Federal Aid) are subject to the withdrawal liability points and eligibility to refunds as documented in the US Loans: Return of Title IV Federal Aid (R2T4)      

Standard University liability points and students’ eligibility to refunds as stated on the Withdrawals and Interruption webpage is not applicable to students in receipt of a US loan (also known as Title IV Federal Aid).

  • Undergraduate students' liability fees

    • Autumn start (October)

      Term

      Enrolment Period

      % Fee  Payable

      Term 1

      01-Sept-2022 to  09-Oct-2022
      10-Oct-2021   to  09-Jan-2023

      0%
      25%

      Term 2

      10-Jan-2023    to  17-Apr-2023

      50%

      Term 3

      18-Apr-2023    to    End

      100%

    • Autumn start (October) - Nursing students

      Term

      Enrolment Period

      % Fee  Payable

      Term 1

      01-Sept-2022 to  09-Oct-2022
      10-Oct-2022   to  09-Jan-2023

      0%
      25%

      Term 2

      10-Jan-2023    to  15-May-2023

      50%

      Term 3

      16-May-2023    to    End

      100%

    • Winter start (January)

      Term

      Enrolment Period

      % Fee  Payable

      Term 1

      16-Jan-2023 to  27-Jan-2023
      28-Jan-2023 to  17-Apr-2023

      0%
      25%

      Term 2

      18-Apr-2023    to  25-Sep-2023

      50%

      Term 3

      26-Sep-2023    to    End

      100%

  • Postgraduate students' liability fees

    • Autumn start (October)

      Semester

      Enrolment Period

      % Fee  Payable

      Semester 1

      01-Sept-2022    to    21-Oct-2022
      22-Oct-2022     to     10-Jan-2023

      0%
      50%

      Semester 1

      11-Jan-2023    to      End

      100%

    • Winter/Spring start (January)

      Semester

      Enrolment Period

      % Fee  Payable

      Semester 2

      16-Jan-2023 to 12-Feb-2023
      13-Feb-2023 to 16-April-2023

      0%
      50%

      Semester 2

      17-April-2023 to End

      100%

  • International students' liability fees

    • Autumn start date

      Semester

      Enrolment Period

      % Fee  Payable

      Semester 1

      01-Sept-2022    to    21-Oct-2022

      22-Oct-2022     to     10-Jan-2023

      0%

      50%

      Semester 1

      11-Jan-2023    to      End

      100%

    • Winter/Spring start date

      Semester

      Enrolment Period

      % Fee  Payable

      Semester 2

      16-Jan-2023 to 12-Feb-2023

      13-Feb-2023 to 16-April-2023

      0%

      50%

      Semester 2

      17-April-2023 to End

      100%

Interrupting your studies

Interrupting your studies means you wish to suspend your studies for a specific period of time, but that you intend to resume your course at a future date.

To learn more about your options, please get in touch with our Progression and Support team.

How to interrupt

To formal interrupt your studies, you must notify us of your decision by completing this form.

Without written notification of your withdrawal or interruptions, your status will remain as enrolled and as such, you will be liable for the payment of tuition fees for the academic year.

Your tuition fees and refunds

Once you have formally requested to suspend your studies, the withdrawal liability points above will also apply to you.

However, if you have paid your tuition fees (including non-refundable deposits) the payment will not be refunded. The credit balance instead will be carried forward to be applied against future tuition fee charges after you have resumed your studies.

This credit can only be carried forward for up to one academic year.

Refunds requests

Any amounts due to be refunded by the University will only be processed on receipt of a completed Student Refund Request Form.

If the original payment was made by bankers draft, the refund will be made by BACS/bank transfer. Debit or credit card payments will be refunded back to the original card used.

Refunds will only be made to the individual or organisation who originally made the payment.

You are responsible for ensuring that the correct bank details are completed on the form. The University will not accept any responsibility for payments misdirected as a result of incorrect account details provided on the form.

Exceptions for International students

International students may be required to pay a non-refundable deposit (NRD) when applying to study at MDX. This will only be refunded if:

  1. The applicant has been refused a student visa. A clear copy of the complete visa refusal letter issued by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) must be submitted with any request, as evidence to the Student Visa Compliance team and Student Fees and Finance team via UniHelp.

  2. The deposit was paid while the applicant held a conditional offer; the applicant failed to meet the conditions of the offer and was not admitted to the University for the relevant course and start date specified in the offer letter.

Other conditions

  1. If after payment of a deposit, the applicant decides to defer entry to the following academic year, the deposit will be held over to the following academic year
  2. Once paid, deposits cannot be transferred to another individual. Refunds will only be made to the individual or organisation that originally paid the deposit. If a third party has paid the deposit on behalf of the applicant, we are unable to refund the deposit directly to the applicant
  3. Refunds can only be made to the account from which the payment was made originally
  4. Refunds will be made at the rate of exchange in force on the date the refund is processed. Any charges levied by the receiving bank will be borne by the applicant
  5. Refunds will not be made where the student has arrived in the UK and commenced studies with University. Any refunds would then need to fall in line with normal University withdrawal policies.

In no other circumstances will the deposit be refunded. You should therefore only pay a deposit if you are certain you are able to take up your place at MDX.

Fraudulent applications

The instances listed above are deemed null and void if you, or any representatives acting on your behalf, are found to have provided fraudulent information, whether knowingly or unknowingly, in support of your University or UK visa application, or if your student visa is refused based on a previous record of fraud or non-compliance with immigration rules, whether in the UK or overseas.

In such circumstances any offer from the University will be invalidated and we will retain the deposit payment. We will also notify UK Visas and Immigration if appropriate.

  • Student Loan Company payments

    Where fees have been paid by the Student Loan Company, any refunds due will be paid to the Student Loans Company thereby reducing the value of the loan.

    The Student Loans Company will automatically claim over payments from Middlesex once your change of circumstances has been confirmed electronically by us.

    There's more information on how interrupting or changing your course can affect Student Finance on the GOV.UK website.

  • Anti money laundering regulations

    The University will not accept any payment from persons or organisations unless they relate to a valid charge, levied or impending.

    This is to comply with UK Money Laundering regulations.

    Any suspicious payments and or refund requests may be reported to the appropriate regulating body.

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