‌‌Deferral Information for Students

It is recognised that circumstances may arise which will lead to a student wishing to defer some of his/her assessments and/or formal examinations during the academic year. Please be assured that whatever the circumstances are there is a network of support within the University in Student Services, the Colleges and Schools, Registry and the Student’s Union which you should avail of. This guide is to assist you with the process should you need to apply for a deferral of an examination.

Exams Deferral Policy (includes application form)

*NOTE* Final Year Deferrals
Q: Can I confer if I defer a final year module?
A: Please refer to the Conferring webpage here for any queries on conferring schedules

General Exam Deferral Application Form - WordPDF

Any queries on the Deferral process should be directed to your College Office, contact details below.

**Please see below specific deferral forms for College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies, College of Science & Engineering, School of Medicine & School of Law students. 

Deferral of Exam Applications - Forms and Contact Details

Students of the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies

Students of the College of Science and Engineering

Students of the College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences

Students of the College of Business, Public Policy & Law

School of Law 

Shannon College of Hotel Management

BA Legal Studies students

BA Economics students



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