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Form to request a new start date or deferral

Please ensure you read this information before proceeding.
This form should be used to request a change to your study start date. By completing this form, you are confirming that you have already had discussions with either your academic department or central admissions (where needed) and are confirming you definitely would like to move your study dates. You should not complete this form if you have questions about this process or are unsure whether you want to move your study dates – in this case, please instead refer to your offer letter, to find the contact information for your academic department and speak with them first.

Requests to change a start date or defer studies are not automatically approved by completing this form. When you submit this form, the central admissions team will review it within 5 working days and will liaise with the academic department about your request. We will ask for the departments to respond to us with their decisions within 5 working days and once the request is approved or declined by them, we will update your record and get in touch with you via email to confirm. Please allow 10 working days for the full process to be completed and note that in busy periods, this may take a little longer. We appreciate your patience.

*Your details* - so that we can contact you with any queries and to confirm by whom the case is being made 

*Request details* 

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Please note the academic year runs from 01 August to 31 July. 

Not all courses allow you to start outside of the main Autumn intake. Please check with your Academic department.


If your request is approved, but the requested start date is not possible, you will be offered the closest available start date. 

Privacy notice

The data collected on this form will be used to update the record we hold of your application to study at postgraduate level at the University of Warwick.

The University of Warwick is the Data Controller of any information you have entered on this form and is committed to protecting the rights of individuals in line with Data Protection Legislation. The University’s Data Protection webpages provide further information on your rights and how the University processes personal data. Please submit any data subject rights requests to infocompliance@warwick.ac.uk or address any complaints or suspected breaches to the University’s Data Protection Officer at DPO@warwick.ac.uk.

The University of Warwick is the Data Controller of any information you have entered on this form and is committed to protecting the rights of individuals in line with Data Protection Legislation. The University’s Data Protection webpages provide further information on your rights and how the University processes personal data. Please submit any data subject rights requests to infocompliance@warwick.ac.uk or address any complaints or suspected breaches to the University’s Data Protection Officer at DPO@warwick.ac.uk.

The University of Warwick is the Data Controller of any information you have entered on this form and is committed to protecting the rights of individuals in line with Data Protection Legislation. The University’s Data Protection webpages provide further information on your rights and how the University processes personal data. Please submit any data subject rights requests to infocompliance@warwick.ac.uk or address any complaints or suspected breaches to the University’s Data Protection Officer at DPO@warwick.ac.uk.

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