Making the decision to defer your course is an important one. To ensure that you are fully informed about your decision, all students are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the information here, in the deferral policy or to contact a member of the Retention & Student Engagement office before formalising their decision. Appointments can be made by by e-mailing [email protected]
There are many reasons why students may need or wish to take time away from the Institute. There may be personal or medical issues interfering with their studies; opportunities for professional experience; family commitments; or the desire to just take a break.
The Team are available to talk with you about your situation, and to guide you through the process of taking time away/deferring your place, and returning. Before leaving the Institute, you should have a clear understanding of what is required before returning and of the financial implications (fee and grant implications) there may be from deferring your place. Fees and Grants staff can be contacted by telephone or e-mail at all times.
E-mail: [email protected]
E-mail: [email protected]
If you are in receipt of a grant and you decide to defer you must notify SUSI of your decision.
We advise that you keep a copy of all correspondence including supporting documentation for your records.
A student has not withdrawn or deferred their place on a programme in WIT until all related processes as outlined below have been completed. It is important to note that discussion with a member of academic staff is not sufficient to defer your place in WIT.
Applying for a Deferral
Deferring your place prior to registering as a student for the academic year.
An applicant who is offered a place in WIT may be granted a deferral prior to registering as a student for the academic year due to unforeseen and exceptional medical, financial, or family reasons.
A student who is eligible to continue with their studies in the Institute (years 2, 3 or 4) may also defer prior to taking up their place in their continuing year.
This process is now closed for the 2020/2021 academic year. Information will be updated for 2021/2022 entry in August 2021.
Deferring your place once you have registered as a student for the academic year.
An applicant who is offered a place in WIT may be granted a deferral after registering as a student for the academic year should a student find that they are unable to continue their studies due to unforeseen circumstances.
A student who is elidgible to continue with their studies in the Institute (years 2, 3 or 4) may also defer.
Application to defer must be submitted online - the student must complete the application form, Deferral (DA1). See tab Deferral for details.