UC Undergraduate Studies Catalog 2019-2023


Section VII


Registration Procedures


Once they are officially admitted to The University of Cambodia, students are required to register at the Office of Information, Admissions and Registrations; and to register before the start of each term thereafter until they file for graduation.

  Failure to do so for three terms (successive or otherwise) will mean that the student is deemed to have dropped out from their study program, according to MoEYS guidelines.

1.A Routine Prior to the Start of Each Term

The University of Cambodia expects students to register on time, during a predetermined period prior to the start of each term (see Table 9). This helps both the University and our students to plan ahead, avoids a last-minute rush, and ensures smooth and efficient processing, helping to ensure that the classes which students want to take may be opened.

The first stage in the registration process is to fill in a Course Registration Form in consultation with the Academic Foundation Department for Foundation Year students or their respective College or School for higher level students. The completed form, with any updated personal information (e.g. changes in address, e-mail address or hand-phone number) must then be countersigned, after which the student must proceed to the Bursars Office to settle any financial issues.

Table 9 Time-line for registration and payment of fees.


Dates for Registration*

Deadline for

Tuition Fee Payment**

Scholarship and partial scholarship students; faculty and staff.

From six weeks before first day of term until two weeks before first day of term.*

One week before first day of term (full scholarship students need to get stamp from the Bursars Office)

Transfer students

From five weeks before first day of term until one week after first day of term.

One week after first day of term

Other students

From six weeks before first day of term until one week before first day of term.*

First day of term

* All scholarship and other students are required to pay a late-registration fee if they register after the closure of their respective registration periods: no exceptions will be made. This applies also for students who have paid their fees in advance.

** All partial and non-scholarship students are required to pay an additional 5% (of the normal full fees) penalty for each week of late payment of tuition fees so that they can attend classes; if these are not paid within the first four weeks (20% late fee), the student will be considered to have dropped from the course(s) in question, and a Fail will be recorded on their transcript.

Including new students.

Registration is not complete until all tuition and other fees have been fully paid by the specified deadlines (Table 9). Only then can students legitimately attend their classes.

  Students who register late will have to pay a penalty fee and it cannot be guaranteed that they will get the classes that they want, as some of the classes may be full or have been cancelled due to inadequate enrolment.

Undergraduate students can register for a maximum of five classes in any one session in the each of the first two terms of an academic year, and for up to three classes in one session in the third term. Students who want to attend more classes can enroll for up to a maximum of six courses (18 credits) each term, spread over two different sessions; however, they can do so only if they have a GPA of at least 3.0, and also have the prior agreement of their College or School.

Whilst students are expected to continue in the same session as when they first enrolled at the University, it is recognized that circumstances may change as a result of getting a job, for example. Students should complete the relevant form and consult their College or School; thereafter, if approved, the requisite fee must be paid to the Bursars Office. The change will be effected at the start of the following term, except under exceptional circumstances.

Students cannot add or drop a course after the Monday prior to the start of the first week of term. After that deadline, there is no refund for fee-paying students who drop one or more courses. If, during the first week of term, a student informs their College or School that they have decided for whatever reason not to take a class for which they had registered, then this will be recorded as Withdrawn on their academic record. Thereafter, dropping such a course will be recorded as a Fail grade, except under unusual or extenuating circumstances beyond the control of the student when a Withdrawal may be recorded instead (provided that adequate justification with supporting evidence can be provided in a timely manner).

2. Student Enrollment Status

Whilst all new students are required to take and pass all ten courses during their Foundation Year in a satisfactory manner, they make fewer than the normal number of courses in some later terms or they may take leave of absence for up to two terms. Thus the following classification is applied to take into account the cumulative number of credits taken (but not necessarily passed).


No. of Credits

Foundation Year

< 30






> 90


3. Change of Major

Students may apply to switch from one major to another at the end of their Foundation Year, before the start of the first term in their second year; they cannot change before this. This is free for paying students; those on full or partial scholarships will have to pay a processing fee.

Thereafter, given the increasing differences in course requirements for graduation, students who want to change their major should seek the advice of their present College or School and also, where different, that of their proposed new major. If the switch is accepted by the academic adviser(s) and the Registrar, then the associated fees (including for paying students) should be settled with the Bursars Office. The student is personally responsible for ensuring that they meet the different requirements of their new degree program.

4. Prolonged Leave of Absence

This applies to a term-wide leave of absence: for students wishing to take one or more days of within a term, see Section V.1.i.

After completion of their Foundation Year, an undergraduate student may choose to apply for a Leave of Absence for a specified period of one or two terms. If approved, the student will be subject to the graduation requirements in effect at the time their leave began when they return by the date specified at the time of application.

  As noted above in Section V.4, this option is not open to Foundation Year students.

MoEYS regulations stipulate that students may take only a total of one years long leave of absence in order to remain in a degree program; exceptions may be made in exceptional cases providing that there is appropriate documentary evidence. Thereafter, they must apply for re-admission, with the existing courses done being considered for transfer credits up to a prescribed limit (see Section VI.3); they will also be subject to the graduation requirements in effect at the time of re-admission.

Apart from being a simple courtesy to the University, students applying for prolonged leave of absence allow us to know their commitment to the University and to inform MoEYS accordingly.

  A student who takes a term off without fulfilling the application process will be assumed to have done so by default.

  Those who take three such terms off must be assumed to have dropped out of their degree program according to MoEYS criteria.

The University understands that there is the need for some flexibility, given that circumstances may change beyond our students control. However, students are advised that:

  it may adversely affect their future degree plan-of-studies;

  the University will not make special provisions to accommodate such students; and

  Scholarship students may also have their scholarships revoked.