Extension of time of a postgraduate programme

If you're looking to take time off from your non-doctoral postgraduate programme rather than extend, please visit Suspension of a postgraduate programme (excluding doctoral).

We recognise that things may happen that are outside of your control and affects your ability to complete your studies.

An extension means that you are asking for additional time to complete your postgraduate studies beyond the maximum time limit due to exceptional circumstances. 

Extension of time: research components

An extension of time on a research component is used when you need more time to complete and submit your research component. 

Extension of time: postgraduate programme duration

An extension of time on the duration of a programme is used when you need more time to complete the entire programme.

Exceptional circumstances and supporting evidence

If you’re applying for an extension to your programme, you must meet the requirements to be able to apply. You must provide the required evidence to support your application.

An extension request is based on exceptional circumstances.

For more information, please see Postgraduate extensions and suspensions supporting evidence.

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