Postgraduate Research Students on Continuation
Once research students have completed their period of study, they may be regarded as "on Continuation" for a period specified in the core regulations. During this period the student must complete and submit their thesis for examination.
If you were a full time student whilst on the supervised period of your programme of study then you are eligible for council tax exemption during the continuation period.
Exemption from council tax whilst on continuation is only valid until the first submission of the thesis. This does not include the period of marking, corrections, re-submission or as you prepare for the viva examination.
Confirmation of council tax exemption is provided for students on continuation for the following quarterly periods:
- Quarter 1 - 1 October to 31 December
- Quarter 2 - 1 January to 31 March
- Quarter 3 - 1 April to 30 June
- Quarter 4 - 1 July to 30 September
Council tax exemption certificates for students on continuation can only be provided up to the end of the current quarter. For example, a request made on the 13 March would be granted exemption to 31 March.
Requests for an extension to the thesis submission date should be discussed with your department in the first instance.
You may submit your completed council tax request form, from the link below, to the Student Services Reception, Palatine Centre.
- Postgraduates on Continuation Council Tax Form (last modified: 26 October 2012)