Leave of Absence
New students are not generally permitted to take leave of absence in their first year unless there are special circumstances. You may postpone your enrolment until semester 2, however if you do not study at all in your first year your place will lapse and your enrolment cancelled. To regain a place you will need to reapply for admission via UAC and compete with other applicants.
|Please Note: Deferral is different to Leave of Absence. A Deferral is when you choose to delay the commencement of your degree when you are made an offer. Once you commence your program of study and wish to take some time off this is referred to as a Leave of Absence.|
All undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students (excluding those enrolled in the Faculty of Health) can take an automatic leave of absence of one year once 10 units of study have been completed. You must adhere to the rules relating to maximum time taken to complete your program.
To take a leave of absence, simply do not enrol. You will be contacted after one year and advised to follow one of the following actions:
1. Enrol for the following Semester/Trimester
2. Apply for a second year of leave
3. Not enrol for the following Semester/Trimester which will result in your discontinuation. To return to your program after this time you will be required to apply for admission via UAC or the International Office.
Faculty of Health students must apply directly to the Faculty for approval for a leave of absence and these are not guaranteed. You can apply for this by emailing email@example.com
Please contact the University on 02 4921 5000 for further information.
Leave of Absence for International students is only available if there are special circumstances. Please email International Student Support firstname.lastname@example.org for advice.
Applying for Leave of Absence - Ressearch Higher Degree Students
Candidates for Research Higher degrees may request leave of absence after completion of one full-time or two part-time years. Application forms are available from the Research Higher Degree forms web page.
All students considering taking a Leave of Absence should consult the relevant section of the Rules Governing Academic Awards.