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Changes to your student status (postgraduates only)

Please note this guidance does not apply to the LL.M., M.A.St., M.C.L., M.Eng., M.Sci., M.Math., Vet.M.B., Mus.B., MBA, B.A., or B.Th. Degree, or the M.B., B.Chir. Degrees - students on these courses should contact their College and/or Department in the first instance.

General guidance on applying for a change in your student status can be found here. 

Please note that new students will not be able to apply until the first day of their first term (1st October for Michaelmas Term, 5th January for Lent Term and 17th April for Easter Term, except where Full Term begins before 22nd April, in which case it is 10th April). Students who need to apply before the start of their first term should contact

Policies and guidance relating to specific applications for postgraduates) can be found below.

The same application process is followed for applying for an extension to the word-limit of your thesis (PhD, EdD, BusD, MSc, MLitt) and requesting to include additional materials with your thesis (see under 'Inclusion of additional materials' in the guidance on submitting your thesis for examination).

In addition to applying for changes in student status, there are other things your can do via your CamSIS Self-Service, including maintaining your personal information, viewing and printing unofficial transcripts and accessing supervision reports. You can find further information here about what CamSIS Can Do For You.

Working while you study

The University has strict rules on full-time postgraduate students working whilst they are studying.  Click here for further information.

Hours of study/attendance and holidays

Information for postgraduate students about hours of study/attendance can be found here.

University Composition Fee

Postgraduate students are required to pay the University Composition Fee (UCF) for the minimum number of terms for their degree. Further information about fees and exemption can be found here. 

Confirmation of student status