FAQ 210
I want to interrupt my studies, what should I do?

If you would like to interrupt your studies, you will first need to see your tutor at your College to discuss your options. You will then either be directed to complete the form through SID Online if you are not on campus, or a College administrator can go through the form with you in person or over the phone. 


 - Please make sure you include your last attendance date and the date of your proposed return.
 - The form is approved by the College Associate Dean for Education.

Please note that if you are an International student on a TIER4 visa, an International Student Advisor needs to sign the form and discuss with you any visa implications. Please make an appointment by logging an enquiry online with the SID Desk (click 'Log Enquiry' below).

If you are in University Accommodation your interruption request will be sent to the Accommodation team so they can discuss your departure and book you out of your accommodation.

You must also return your University UniCard. Once you have done this, your Interruption form will then be processed by Student Records and the Student Loans Company (if appropriate) will be notified on your behalf.

A confirmation is sent to you for your information only.

Please be aware that there may be serious financial implications if you interrupt your studies at the University of Exeter. You can make an appointment with them on 01392 723520 or studentadvice@exeter.ac.uk.

If you are a postgraduate student and want to interrupt your studies, you will need to discuss this with your supervisor and the Research Administrator in your College. They will discuss your options with you before completing the Interruption in MyPGR. Research Students:


You are strongly advised to consult the Students’ Guild Advice Unit before completing an Interruption form.

The Research Administrator will advise you on the period of interruption and what documents you will need to upload to the MyPGR submit with the form, eg medical certificate or personal statement.

For more information, please see the Periods of Registration and Changed to Registration for Graduate Research Students: Statement of Procedures

Please note that if you are an International student on a TIER4 visa, you should make an appointment with an International Student Advisor to discuss any visa implications.  Please make an appointment by logging an enquiry online with the Student Information Desk (click 'Log Enquiry' below).

If you are in University Accommodation please make sure you advise them so they can book you out of your accommodation.

You must also return your University UniCard.

Once your Interruption in MyPGR has been approved by all relevant persons you will receive email confirmation from the College.

Taught Students:
If you are considering interrupting we strongly suggest you consult the Guild Advice Unit before taking action as there may be financial implications.