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Council Tax frequently asked questions

Who qualifies for Council Tax exemption?

How can I get a Confirmation of Student Registration Certificate (CSRC) for council tax purposes?

How long is the certificate valid for?

I started my course in January / March and my certificate only runs until the end of July. Why does it not cover the whole of my year of study?

I am an international student. Am I exempt?

I have a placement as part of my course. Am I still classed as a full-time student during this period?

I am repeating the year but on a part time basis (Transfer to Part Time), am I still eligible?

I have withdrawn from my studies part way through the academic year. Would I still be eligible for the full year?

I am an apprentice working towards a qualification. Am I entitled to a certificate?

I have completed my undergraduate degree and am going on to do a postgraduate course in September. Am I eligible to council tax exemption throughout the summer?

I have completed my final year but have an outstanding placement or modules to complete – am I entitled to a certificate?

Are PhD/GTA students eligible for a council tax certificate?

Obtaining a certificate for previous years

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Further help

If you cannot see the orange button on your record and you believe you are eligible for council tax exemption, please contact the Enrolment team:

Requests may take up to 2 working days to process.