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Reinstatement to the Register

 

Whether students can apply for reinstatement to the Register depends on the reason why the student was removed from the Register.

Reason

Eligibility to apply for reinstatement

Student did not submit their thesis by their submission deadline

Can apply for reinstatement when ready to submit their thesis for examination

Student did not submit their corrections by the deadline

Can apply for reinstatement when ready to submit their corrected thesis

Non-payment of fees

Can apply for reinstatement when fees have been paid in full

Removed by the Board of Graduate Studies on progress grounds

Cannot apply for reinstatement, unless permissions to do so is explicitly stated in the email confirming removal

Student applied for temporary removal

Can apply for reinstatement when ready to resume study.

 

How to apply

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

If you were removed on the grounds of progress or non-payment of fees you will need to complete the reinstatement application form.

If you were removed as you did not meet the deadline for submission of your thesis or final thesis, and more than six months have passed since you were removed from the Register, you will need to complete the reinstatement application form. Submitting the completed reinstatement form to Student Registry at the same time as your thesis will speed up the processing of your application.

If you were removed as you did not meet the deadline for submission of your thesis or final thesis, and less than six months have passed since you were removed from the Register, you do not need to complete a reinstatement application form. Your reinstatement will be processed upon submission of your (corrected) thesis, following correspondence between the Student Registry and your Degree Committee.

If you applied for a period off the Register you will need to complete the reinstatement application form.  If you wish to apply for Reinstatement after having withdrawn because you were not well enough to study, you will need to provide medical evidence to show that you are fit to return to study.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).

Contact

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