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Changing Your Supervisor

In certain circumstances, you may wish to change your supervisor.

You should discuss a change of supervision with your current and potential supervisor and with your College Tutor before making an application.

How to apply

Please note that if you are changing supervisor within the same Department, it is normally possible to manage this change locally without submitting a formal application via your CamSIS self-service. Please therefore contact your Department in the first instance.

If necessary, you can apply to change your supervisor via your CamSIS self-service (but please see above regarding changes within the same Department). Information on how to do this is available on the ‘Applying for a change in your student status’ page.  If your new supervisor is in a different Department you will also need to submit an application to change Department.

Once submitted, your application will be considered by your current supervisor, department, College and Degree Committee before arriving at the Student Registry for the final decision.

If you are not self-funded, you will need to secure the approval of your funding body or sponsor as part of this application. Confirmation of this approval can be attached to the online application form.


If you have any questions about changing your supervisor, please write to the Student Registry at