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Change mode of attendance

Full-time to part-time; part-time to full-time

You may be able to switch between part-time and full-time attendance at University. Not all courses have a part-time option, so you should check with your department first.

Speak with your supervisor and discuss the options available to you. This decision should not be taken lightly. It is essential that you understand the implications that changing your mode of attendance may have.

Changing your mode of attendance will affect your expected end date and the tuition fees payable for the remainder of your programme. It will alter how you fulfill the University's requirement of a minimum period of registration.

Changing your mode of attendance may also affect your entitlement to:

  • Financial support
  • Funding
  • Student visas
  • Accommodation
  • Council Tax exemptions.

The Student Support Office can give you advice on issues such as the implications for tuition fees and accommodation.

Your funding body may place restrictions on whether and how often you can change status. Research Student Administration (RSA) can give you further guidance.

Criteria and conditions

Mode of attendance changes are considered to take place on the first day of a calendar month.

Fees

If you change your mode at the beginning of the academic year, your tuition fees will be adjusted as appropriate. If you change your mode during any other term, your fees will be calculated proportionally.

Fees Office

Finance Services, Market Square

Tel: +44 1904 322120

Email: fees-office@york.ac.uk

Office hours: Monday-Friday
10.00am - 4.00pm

Funding

When applying for a change to your mode of study, you must inform the University of any funding you receive. This may include scholarships, research council studentships, foreign loans, sponsors, etc. It is your responsibility to ensure that changes to your mode of study comply with any rules attached to your funding.

Research Student Administration

Student Hub, Market Square

Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 4519

Email: research-student-admin@york.ac.uk

Office Hours: Term time: 9am - 5pm, Monday to Thursday, 10am - 5pm Friday
Office hours: Vacation: 10am - 4pm, Monday to Friday   

Accommodation

If you are changing your mode of attendance to part time, you are not eligible to remain in University accommodation. You must complete a Request to Vacate form and give notice to leave your room.

Accommodation Services

Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 2165

Email: accommodation@york.ac.uk

Office hours:
Monday to Thursday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Friday: 10.00am - 5.00pm

Council Tax

If you are changing your mode of attendance to full-time you may become eligible for Council tax exemption.

Part-time students are not automatically exempt from Council tax.

Council Tax rules may vary depending on where you live, and can be complex. You should speak to a Student Welfare Adviser or contact your local council.

Student Advice

Student Hub, Market Square

Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 4140

Email: student-advisers@york.ac.uk

Office Hours: Term time: 9am - 5pm, Monday to Thursday, 10am - 5pm Friday
Office hours: Vacation: 10am - 4pm, Monday to Friday

Tier 4 (Student) visas

Tier 4 sponsored students can only study full-time. The Immigration Advice Service can provide you with more information.

Immigration Advice Service

Student Hub, Market Square

Tel: +44 (0)1904 324140

Email: immigration@york.ac.uk

Office Hours: Term time: 9am - 5pm, Monday to Thursday, 10am - 5pm Friday
Office hours: Vacation: 10am - 4pm, Monday to Friday

How to apply

If you wish to apply for a change to your mode of attendance, you should approach your supervisor to discuss your options. It is your responsibility to take note of any advice given to you during discussions about changing mode of attendance.

If your department agrees to the mode of attendance change, you should then complete Part A on the Mode of Attendance Form and email it to your supervisor. Your supervisor and department will complete the remaining sections and forward the form to Research Student Administration for approval.

We will send an email to your University email address, letting you know if your application has been successful. The email will confirm the start date of your new mode of attendance, and any conditions required.

Forms