Withdrawal policy

Students who withdraw from the study abroad programme may be subject to a charge.  

Students who withdraw from the study abroad programme after the last Friday in February and before taking up their placement abroad, will be charged £100 except in exceptional circumstances for which supporting evidence will be required. Withdrawals must be made in writing to the Study Abroad office. This policy applies to both university-wide and school exchange destinations. Withdrawals are final and cannot be reversed. 

failure to pay the withdrawal fee will result in the debt being added to your university account. 

Exceptional circumstances include:

  • personal illness preventing travel (eg doctor’s note)
  • illness of close family member/ partner
  • bereavement 
  • extreme changes in circumstances between the date of application and date of withdrawal (eg financial problems due to a close family member being made redundant)
  • withdrawal for academic reasons (eg school withdrawing support for the application)
  • war, or other civil unrest 
  • prolonged industrial action