Important to know: This information contains relevant considerations for all postgraduate students, but if you are studying on a Student Visa you must consider the implications for your visa if you decide to interrupt. For this please read Visa implications for interrupting.

 

In this article we address the considerations you need to think about when interrupting your studies:

 

Key considerations when interrupting

 

 

What happens with my fees and funding?

 

 

What will happen about my housing?

 

 

What happens with my Council Tax Exemption?

 

 

How are Welfare Benefits affected by my interruption?

 

 

Will I lose my Student Oyster card once I interrupt?

 

 

What services can I still access from King’s whilst interrupted?

 

 

How could taking a break affect my career?

 

 

Fees & funding when interrupting

 

 

If I interrupt before the end of the academic year, will I still pay the full years’ tuition fees?

 

 

What if I have paid too much? Can I expect a refund?

 

 

I used a Postgraduate Loan to pay my tuition fees, will this money still be refunded back to me?

 

 

If I interrupt, do I have to repay the Postgraduate Loan back to my funding body?

 

 

I thought my Loans were only repayable once I started working and earning over the £21k threshold?

 

 

I have spent all the money. What should I do if they ask for money back?

 

 

I have been awarded a scholarship/bursary. What happens with that funding upon my interruption?