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  1. Suspension, Withdrawal and Dismissal

    1.   Suspension
      1.     Under special circumstances, a student may be permitted to suspend his/her studies for a period of up to one year. This is granted in cases of health problems, financial difficulty, urgent family affairs or job-related problems.
      2.     For suspension, students must complete the clearance procedures at the department office, Library, Office of Student Affairs, Finance Office and the Graduate School. Subject to approval of the Graduate School, the effective date of suspension is given 3 working days from the day of submission of the completed application.
      3.     Upon expiration of the suspension period, the student must return to his/her studies. If the student fails to report to the Graduate School according to schedule, he/she will be classified as having unofficially withdrawn.
    2.   Withdrawal
      1.     Students intending to leave the University prior to graduation must apply for official withdrawal. A student who leaves the University without following the proper procedures will be considered as having unofficially withdrawn. No official documents will be issued to such a student, and he/she will not be re-admitted under this status.
      2.     For official withdrawal, students must complete the clearance procedures at the department office, Library, Office of Student Affairs, Finance Office and the Graduate School. Students must settle any outstanding tuition fee before an official withdrawal status is given by the Graduate School.
      3.     Subject to approval of the Graduate School, the effective date of withdrawal is given 3 working days from the day of submission of the completed application.
    3.   For application procedures, please refer to section 10 of the “Guidelines and Procedures for Research Postgraduate Degrees”.
    4.   Dismissal
      The University may at any time, by action of the Senate, require any student to terminate his/her studies at the University either on academic or disciplinary grounds, or on other grounds deemed as appropriate. The Senate may also dismiss a student whose conduct or general influence is considered harmful to the institution. Such a student will normally not be considered for re-admission.