Extensions are only granted under exceptional circumstances, and at the discretion of the Pro Dean (Postgraduate Research). In the first instance you must discuss taking an extension with your Principal Supervisor or Director of Postgraduate Research Studies. You may also wish to seek advice from Student Services if the reasons you are taking an extension to study are due to significant extenuating circumstances as they will be able to provide advice and support with respect to managing those circumstances. If you then decide to formally apply for an extension to your studies, you must contact the Registry Officer (Student Support - Postgraduate Research) who will advise you further on whether extension is a suitable option for you, the implications in taking an extension to study, and also the details of the application process.
Extensions are granted on the basis of personal or medical circumstances. The MMS form provides an upload option for "Supporting Documentation" if you wish to supply documentation to support your application. If you are applying on medical grounds you will require a note from a medical professional confirming that an extension of medical grounds would be of benefit, and this should be uploaded in the Supporting Documentation field. Every application for extension requires a completion plan and this should outline the volume and nature of work that has been completed so far, and also the volume and nature of work that is still to be completed, accompanied by a timeline of completion.
If you are a full-time registered student you should be exempt from Council Tax. If you take a leave of absence or change your mode of attendance from full-time you may become liable for Council Tax.
The University submits a list of registered full-time students to Fife Council twice annually (at the beginning of each semester).
If you are not normally resident in Fife you will need to complete a Council Tax exemption form and take it to the ASC at 79 North Street. The ASC will be able to offer advice and will stamp the form for you. You must be a registered student for this to be done and will need to show your matriculation card.
Further information can be found on Money Matters.
You are expected to reside at a term address within a commutable distance from St Andrews during your study, including the dissertation period, unless you have formal permission for your study location to be outside St Andrews. If you plan to be away from your term address for a period of more than 10 consecutive days you must first seek approval. Please refer to the Location of Studies Policy for further guidance on the process. You can then log into your student MySaint and select 'my applications' from the tab bar. You can then scroll down to the 'My e-Vision applications' and you should see a 'Change of circumstances - change of location' task which you should complete for review by your School and/or Registry.
Please visit the following webpages relevant to your course of study to find information about tuition fee liabilities:
Your enquiry may be read by a number of University staff before it is allocated to the most appropriate staff member to handle your enquiry. If your query is about a personal matter and you would like this to be restricted to Student Services staff only, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.