Discontinuing your studies (deregistration)

How can I officially discontinue my studies?

You can deregister by contacting the Student Administration department or James. You can do this personally or via servicedesk.thomasmore.be.

Refund in case of deregistration

If you discontinue your studies at Thomas More, we may refund a part of the tuition fee:

  • after the start of the academic year the fixed costs are not reimbursed in any case: not as non-scholarship student or near-scholarship student (regular fee € 234.10 | increased fee: € 800.00) and not as scholarship student (€ 106.90)
  • at a deregistration in the first semester (also applicable to ISP changes: change of specialization, course unit, reorientation, ...)
    •  within 4 weeks of the registration date (or start of the academic year), you will receive a full refund of the variable part of the first semester.
    • within 8 weeks after the registration date (or start of the academic year), you will only receive half of the variable part of the first semester.
    • the variable part of the second semester is fully reimbursed.
  • at a deregistration in the second semester (also applicable to ISP changes: change of specialization, course unit, reorientation, ...)
    • within 4 weeks after the registration date (or the start of the second semester), you will receive a full refund of the variable part of the second semester.
    • within 8 weeks after the registration date (or start of the academic year), you will only receive half of the variable part of the first semester.
    • if you deregister after 8 weeks after the start of the second semester, you will not receive any refunds

If a postgraduate programme is terminated, the tuition fee will not be refunded.

Learning account

If you have taken all the exams of a course unit, you will recover the credits of that course unit if you were successful. If you did not succeed, you lose those credits.

For the course units of which you did not take all the exams, the following applies:

  • when you deregister before December 1, you will fully recover the credits from your learning account.
  • when you deregister between 1 December and 15 March, the credits of the second semester will be added back to your learning account. If you are enrolled in Flemish higher education for the first time this academic year ànd you are moving on to a new programme, also half of the credits from the first semester and year course units for which you do not yet take the exam will be added back to your learning account.
  • when you deregister after 15 March, you can never recover your learning account.

Please note! If you are registered with a credit contract, and you want to deregister, you will always lose the used credits from your learning account.