PhD candidate withdrawal process

posted
05-Jun-18, 13:51
edited about 8 seconds later
by iwan
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posted about 2 months ago
I have finally spoken to my supervisor about desire to withdraw from a fully funded PhD scholarship. My reason is depression. I sneaked in a question if i will maade to pay back the stipend and tuition fees so far (120k). She said that for medical and health reasons, it will likely be possible to appeal for a full waiver. But since shes the chair of graduate education as well as my supervisor, she has her own interest as well. So she ttied to make me consider taking a semester leave of absence. Deep down i immediately did not want this as i have already made up my mind of quitting (im seriously done with this!) but to be polite i told her i will consider this.

On that day itself, i got a medical note from a general practitioner diagnosing me as depressed and i have made appointment to see a specialist doctor.

Today, my supervisor sent me an email asking how are things. So i dropped the ball and sent in the letter to request for withdrawal, along with doctor's memo. I also cc-ed the email to a professor that is of a higher appointment then her just in case she has her own interest.

My question is, can the school carry out plans to make sure that perhaps i take a leave of absence and then make a decision? I just want this part of my life to be over and done with. Any advise is much welcome!
posted
05-Jun-18, 14:24
by tru
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posted about 2 months ago
No one can make you stay if you don want to. Pretty sure you have to fill in a form from Grad School. Do that and you should be done
posted
05-Jun-18, 16:01
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posted about 2 months ago
Congrats Iwan. It takes courage to do stuff like this. Great that you were reassured that you shouldn't have to pay - was that verbal or in writing? All best.
posted
05-Jun-18, 22:33
by iwan
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posted about 2 months ago
Quote From Tudor_Queen:
Congrats Iwan. It takes courage to do stuff like this. Great that you were reassured that you shouldn't have to pay - was that verbal or in writing? All best.


Thanks tudor. It wqs in verbal when i talked to her about it the first time. Hope the appeal can be made and a full waiver is possible.

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