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Interruptions and Withdrawals

Interruption

If for any reason, you need to interrupt your studies, you will need to receive permission from your Campus Programme Coordinator (CPC) to suspend your studies and complete the ‘Interruption Form’ available at the Student Office. This will record your period of absence and a place will be reserved for you when you are able to return.

Students who interrupt their studies should be aware that their current academic programme cannot be guaranteed to resume following re-admission as if no interruption had occurred and that it is their responsibility to make themselves familiar with any changes in assessment policy or practice in the programme of study syllabus that may have taken place during their absence.

Tuition fee charges are determined on the basis of enrolment status and not actual attendance. In the absence of written notification of withdrawal or interruption, you shall be assumed to be in attendance and as such liable for the payment of tuition fees for the academic year.

Fees paid for the attended academic year cannot be carried forward and the new published fee will apply at the time of re-enrolment. Students returning to study following withdrawal / interruption will be charged the tuition fee rate applicable to “new students” for the academic year they re-enrol. For financial implications of withdrawal / interruption, please visit https://www.mdx.ac.ae/studentfinance/withdrawal-temporary-interruption

Scholarships and Grants: Students who have been approved for temporary withdrawal (interruption) can retain their scholarship provided they receive prior permission from the Director’s Office and the interruption is up to one academic year only. If students interrupt their programme for more than one academic year, the awarded scholarships and grants will be automatically discontinued.

Where the length of Interruption is extensive, students must be aware of the maximum indicative length of a programme and the limit of time within which deferred assessment or reassessment is available.

Visa: Interruption may have implications for your Student Visa. Please consult the Student Visa Office for more clarifications.

For details, see university regulations for Interruption in Section C4: Interruption of Study under https://www.mdx.ac.ae/about-us/university-regulations.

Related information is included in the sections ‘Deferral of Assessment’ and ‘Extenuating Circumstances’.

Withdrawal from the University

The University lays down formal regulations about withdrawal from the University. The main points are as follows.

If you are withdrawing from the University, please inform the Student Office in writing or by completing a 'Withdrawal form', without delay.

It is for you to decide whether it is more helpful for you to withdraw from the University temporarily or permanently. We strongly advise that you discuss this decision with your Campus Programme Coordinator (CPC) or a member of the Student Office as there may be other options available to you such as interrupting your studies for a period (see ‘Interruption’ in this section).

Also, there will be financial implications to withdrawing, and it is important that you fully understand what these are before making the final decision to withdraw. For example, tuition fee charges are determined on the basis of enrolment status and not actual attendance. This means that if you stop attending, but do not formally withdraw or interrupt, you will be liable for tuition fees until the point in time that you officially notify the University.

It is important that you specify the date on which you are withdrawing as well as your last date of attendance, as this will impact on any financial liability that you may incur. For financial implications of withdrawal / interruption, please visit https://www.mdx.ac.ae/studentfinance/withdrawal-temporary-interruption

Programme changes and withdrawals may have implications for your Student Visa. Please consult the Student Visa Office for more clarifications.

Should you wish to return to the University within two years of withdrawal (or transfer to another campus/institution), you will need to inform the Student Office before the start of the academic year.

If you return more than two years after the date of withdrawal, interruption or transfer, you will need to make a fresh application for admission via the Student Recruitment Office.

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