Taking a break from study
In most cases, taking a break from study means applying for a Leave of Absence.
As opposed to a deferral – which is granted to students who have yet to begin their course or haven’t yet completed 10 units – a Leave of Absence will have specific eligibility requirements. However, a Leave of Absence still has the advantage of allowing you to return to your program without going through the admissions process.
A Student Advisor can help you to decide if a Leave of Absence is the right option for you. You should also talk to them if you are considering withdrawing completely from your program.
Domestic and off-shore
If you’re an international student enrolled in an eligible program, you can apply for a Leave of Absence for one term of study if there are compelling or compassionate circumstances. You will need supporting documentation to apply and you must discuss this with a Student Advisor.
If you are an international student under the age of 18, please contact International Student Engagement on email@example.com for further advice.
Higher Degree by Research
For more information about the requirements for Leave of Absence, read the Admissions and Enrolment Procedure Manual - Coursework Program – see Section 19.