Deferral/Withdrawal


For whatever reason, you may have decided, or are currently deciding on whether to defer your place at TU Dublin or withdraw from studies. 

What is Deferral?

A ‘Deferral’ is when you keep your place on your programme but postpone it for one academic year. If you do not register in the following academic year, you will forfeit that place. 

 

What is Withdrawal? 

A ‘Withdrawal’ is when you decide to leave your programme are no longer a registered student. You cannot avail of the services or use the facilities.

 

Making the Decision


You do not have to make this decision alone. We strongly advise you to get advice before you decide so that you are well informed on your options and the implications. 

Your Year Tutor or Course Coordinator will be able to advise you – for contact details see Academic Staff Contacts.

The Careers Service has lots of useful information and you can contact them for further guidance. 

Other services that are useful to contact:

 

I have made up my mind and I want to Withdraw, what’s next?

Complete a Withdrawal Form online for your Campus.

If you are receiving a SUSI grant it’s very important that you let them know that you are withdrawing from the programme. See information for grant applicants.

 

I have made up my mind and I want to Defer for a year, what’s next?

City Campus students have to complete the paperwork and get it signed by your Head of School Deferral Form - City Campus  

Students in Blanchardstown and Tallaght should contact  Student Information Desk/ Student Services  

 

Watch out for Fee Deadlines

For fee purposes the date of withdrawal will be considered the date by which the completed form is submitted online and this means that you are liable for the fees up until the date on which Form is sent, not when you make the decision to leave

For Full-Time Students

  • Students who withdraw before 31st October will have no fees due. However, the date of withdrawal may impact the level of a SUSI grant in the future.

  • Students who withdraw between 1st November and 31st January are liable for 50% of the Student Contribution fee and 50% of the Tuition Fee, if applicable.

  • Students who withdraw after 31st January are liable for 100% Student Contribution fee and 100% Tuition fee if applicable.

For Part-Time Students

  • Students who withdraw before 31st October are liable for Programme Acceptance Fee.

  • Students who withdraw between 1st November and 31st January are liable for 50% programme fee.

  • Students who withdraw after 31st January are liable for 100% programme fee.

Contact your Students' Union or email advice@tudublinsu.ie if you have any questions.