Your student record holds important information about you and your time at the University of Edinburgh.
You can view the key details held on your student record via MyEd.
It is very important that you help us to keep your student record up to date.
There are some things that you can update yourself such as change of contact details. You can do this by submitting an online form to Student Administration.
Other changes, such as choosing to withdraw from your programme, taking an interruption of study or changing your programme of study need to be updated by the Graduate School. These changes must also be discussed with relevant staff members such as your programme director or supervisor before any amendment is made to your student record. If you are considering any of these options it is very important that you notify the Graduate School office of this as soon as possible so we can help you consider all of your options.
Leave of absence
If you are going to be away from the University for more than two weeks outwith the vacation period, you must ask your programme director or supervisor to complete a leave of absence form for you. This can be obtained from the Graduate School office. This is of particular importance to those students who are in the UK on a Tier 4 visa.
Interruption of study request
A student may apply for an Interruption of Study, and it may be authorised by the Head of College if there is a good reason. Students must provide evidence to support their applications. Any one period of authorised interruption of study will not exceed one year and the total period of authorised interruption of study will not exceed 100% of the full time prescribed period of study, unless authorised by the Head of College. You must ask your programme director or supervisor to complete a concession form for you. This can be obtained from the Graduate School office.
Extensions of study
A student must complete the requirements of the degree programme within the maximum period of study. In exceptional circumstances, a student may apply through the programme director or supervisor to the college for an extension and it may be authorised by the Head of College if there is good reason. The student must provide evidence to support their application as well as a timetable for completion of studies. The College may extend a student's period of registration by up to two years. Extensions beyond this time are not permitted. You must ask your programme director or supervisor to complete a concession form for you. This can be obtained from the Graduate School office.
For more information on changing your student record, including a link to the online form, please consult the Academic Registry website:
Change your student record details