Deferring from Your Programme

Deferring from your Programme

*Note: If you have received an offer from the CAO and wish to defer, please visit our CAO Deferral page

TU Dublin recognises that for a variety of reasons a student may need to complete a deferral of studies application for their programme.

If students are having second thoughts about their chosen career path it is very important to reflect on their motivations and the reasons for their initial choices.

We have a number of services available to assist you with your decision:

If a student is considering deferring from their programme they should contact their Course Co-Ordinator/Year Tutor to discuss deferring in the first instance.

If a student decides to Defer they should:

  • Complete a Deferral of Studies Application Form for their relevant Campus
  • Inform the funding agency/sponsor that they have deferred their studies for 1 year e.g. SUSI

Fee Implications when Deferring:

Students remain liable for fees up until the date on which they formally submit a Deferral Form. For fee purposes the date of deferral will be considered the date by which the completed form was approved by the Head of School.

Full-Time Students

  • Students who defer before 31st October no fees due. However, the date of deferral may impact the level of a SUSI grant in the future.
  • Students who defer between 1st November and 31st January are liable for 50% Student Contribution fee and 50% Tuition Fee if applicable.
  • Students who defer after 31st January are liable for 100% Student Contribution fee and 100% Tuition fee if applicable.

Part-Time Students

  • Students who defer before 31st October are liable for Programme Acceptance Fee.
  • Students who defer between 1st November and 31st January are liable for 50% programme fee.
  • Students who defer after 31st January are liable for 100% programme fee.

International Students

Where A NON EU student wishes to defer and has attended some classes, TU Dublin shall retain all fees paid and carry a portion as set out below, forward to the year of re-entry to the programme.

  • Deferral on/before 31st October (28th February for Calendar Year Programmes): All fees paid will be carried over to the following academic year. The student will also be obliged to pay any outstanding amount arising due to an increase in Tuition Fees for the year of re-entry.
  • Deferral between 1st November and 31st January (28th February to 31st May for Calendar Year Programmes): 50% of the NON EU Fees less the Student Contribution Charge will be carried forward to year of re-entry. On return to the programme, the student will pay 50% of the NON EU Tuition Fee plus the Student Service Contribution Fee for the year of re-entry.
  • Deferral on or after 1st February (1st June for Calendar Year Programmes): No Fees will be carried over.

What happens next

Once a student has submitted a completed a Deferral Application it will then be processed by the Registration Office, contact information and links to applications below:

Blanchardstown Students

Application to Withdraw (Blanchardstown)

Student Information Desk
Tel: +353 1 220 8088
Email: sid@tudublin.ie

Aungier Street, Bolton Street, Grangegorman Students

Application to Defer Studies Form

Student Information Desk
Tel: +353 1 220 6003
Email: studentservices.city@tudublin.ie

Tallaght Students

Application to Defer Studies Form (Tallaght)

Full Time CAO: admissions.tallaght@tudublin.ie
All other years except first year CAO: examinationdeferral.tallaght@tudublin.ie