Permanent withdrawal

Information about what to do if you wish to voluntarily withdraw from the university.

Consequences of permanent withdrawal

Permanently withdrawing from your studies means that you have decided to stop studying at the university and that you have no intention of returning to continue your programme of study in the future. Withdrawing from the university will have financial and visa implications.

Discussing your choice

If you are considering withdrawing permanently from the university, you are strongly advised to meet with your Personal Tutor for advice and guidance before making a final decision.

Tuition Fee Liability

The Tuition Fee Liability web-page provides information about the University’s Fee Liability Policy for students who withdraw or take leave of absence. Please consult this page for information about the fee you will be charged.


Completed forms should be returned to:

  • Student Information Team
    Student Hub
    Aston Webb C Block
    University of Birmingham
    B15 2TT

What happens next?

Once your record has been updated you will receive confirmation to the email address you provided. Notification will also be sent to Housing and Accomodation Services (for students in University accommodation only), the Finance Office and to your Local Education Authority (LEA) if applicable.

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If you are unable to find the information that you're searching for on our site, you can submit an Online Enquiry to an Enquiry Officer who will be able to answer your questions.

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Counselling and Guidance

The Counselling and Guidance  team are here to help - whether you're a new student finding it hard to adjust or you're a returning student who's missing home.