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Reinstatement

Whether students can/need to apply for reinstatement depends on the reason why the student was withdrawn from study.

Reason

Eligibility to apply for reinstatement

Student did not submit their softbound thesis by their submission deadline

Eligible for reinstatement when ready to submit their thesis for examination

You should not apply until your thesis is ready for submission for examination and certainly no more than a month before you expect to submit.

If you were withdrawn as you did not meet the deadline for submission of your thesis for examination and less than six months have passed since you were withdrawn, you do not need to complete a reinstatement application form.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

If you were withdrawn because you did not meet the deadline for submission of your thesis for examination and more than six months have passed since you were withdrawn, you will need to apply for reinstatement. If approval is granted, this approval will be provisional.  Full approval will only be granted when you submit your thesis for examination. Please note that if you do not submit your thesis for examination within one month of reinstatement being provisionally approved, you may be required to submit a new application.

Student did not submit their corrections by the deadline

Can apply for reinstatement when ready to submit their corrected thesis

Student did not submit their hardbound thesis by their submission deadline You do not need to apply for reinstatement

Non-payment of fees

Can apply for reinstatement when fees have been paid in full

Removed by the Postgraduate Committee on progress grounds

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

If you are permitted to apply, you may be required to submit work for scrutiny by your department or Degree Committee before being allowed to resume your study - please see below.

Student applied for temporary removal

Can apply for reinstatement when ready to resume study.

If you withdrew 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. They may advise that you 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).

How to apply

You should apply online via your Extended Self-Service. If you have previously completed a course of study (undergraduate or postgraduate) at the University of Cambridge since 2013 you will have been given a ‘Raven for Life’ account and should be able to access your ESS via the normal CamSIS login page:

https://help.uis.cam.ac.uk/service/accounts-passwords/leaving

https://www.camsis.cam.ac.uk/

If you have not completed a course previously, (or you completed prior to 2013) you should be able to register and create an ESS account in order to access the reinstatement application form.

https://camsis.cam.ac.uk/psp/publicprod/EMPLOYEE/SA/c/UC_ALU_SS_MNU.UC_ALU_SIGNON.GBL?

If you are not able to access your Extended Self-Service you can complete the paper copy reinstatement application form.

Contact

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