Leave of absence

If you are unable to carry out your studies for a limited period, you may apply for leave of absence (study break). You may apply for leave of absence three weeks after the course has started at the earliest. Prior to that, you may apply for deferment of studies.

Swedish Council for Higher Education about special reasons

UHRFS 2016:1
4 § Special reasons for being allowed to continue studies after a leave of absence may be social, medical or other special circumstances such as care of children, conscription or civilian service, military basic training according to the ordinance (2015: 613) on military basic training or student union assignments. Special reasons may also be temporary probationary employment in accordance with section 12 of the Act (2012: 332) on certain Armed Forces employment or service in the Armed Forces for those who are employed as part-time group officers, soldiers or sailors in accordance with this Act.

Facts about leave of absence

  • During leave of absence from a programme, you may only take exams, e.g., write an exam or take-home exam, in courses where you have previously been registered. If you are unable to register for an exam, please contact Service Center no later than the last day of registration.
  • During leave of absence, you are not entitled to student grants. Do not forget to notify any change of circumstances to CSN, if applicable.
  • You cannot register or re-register for courses within the programme during your leave of absence.
  • Leave of absence is granted for a maximum of two semesters per application.