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Reinstatement to the Register

If you have temporarily withdrawn or have been temporarily removed from the Register of Graduate Students, you will need to apply for reinstatement if you wish to return to study or submit your thesis for reinstatement.

How to apply

To apply for reinstatement to the Register, you will need to complete a paper application form and have it signed by your supervisor, College and department before being submitted to your Degree Committee before submitting the completed form to the Student Registry by email to recordsandexams@admin.cam.ac.uk.

Reinstatement to the Register to submit a completed thesis for examination

If you have been removed from the Register after overrunning your submission (or re-submission) deadline, you can apply for reinstatement in order to submit your thesis for examination.

The method of applying for reinstatement differs depending on the amount of time you have been off the Register:

If more than six months has passed since you withdrew or were removed from the Register, you will need to complete the reinstatement application form as described in the ‘How to apply’ section, above.

If less than six months has passed since you withdrew or were removed from the Register, you do not need to complete a reinstatement application form. Your reinstatement will be processed upon submission of your thesis, following corresponded between the Student Registry and your Degree Committee.

Reinstatement to the Register to resume study after withdrawal

If you have not completed the minimum number of terms required for your degree, you can apply for reinstatement in order to resume your studies. Using the application form, you should provide details about why you wish to return to study, and explain what you have been doing since the time you withdrew from the University.

If you wish to apply for Reinstatement after having withdrawn because you were not well enough to study, you will need to provide medical evidence to show that you are fit to return to study.

You may be required to submit work for scrutiny by your department or Degree Committee before being allowed to resume your study. If the time that has elapsed since your withdrawal is so great, or the progress you made before withdrawing is so slight, it is possible that your Degree Committee may recommend that you should not be reinstated but should be given leave to reapply for admission instead (that is, to apply in competition with other first-time applicants to begin the course afresh).

Please note: If you withdrew or were removed from the Register after having completed the minimum number of terms required for your degree, it is not possible to be reinstated to the register to resume study, only to submit a completed thesis for examination.
 

Contact

If you have any questions about withdrawing from the University, please write to the Student Registry at recordsandexams@admin.cam.ac.uk.