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Deferral of studies for accepted students and academic leave

Under special circumstances, Malmö University may allow the student to defer matriculation to studies. The period of deferral may be no longer than 18 months unless there are particular reasons for granting a longer period of time. A student who has been granted a period of deferral is obligated to notify the University of when studies are to be resumed. The student shall give notice no later than 15 April or 15 October respectively of their wish to resume studies in the upcoming term.

A student may apply for a deferral of studies which may be granted if there are particular reasons. A decision regarding academic leave shall be given for a set period of time, after which the student is entitled to resume participation in the programme.

In the regulations of the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education, it is stated that special reasons for deferral of studies or academic leave may entail social, medical, or other special circumstances, such as childcare, or student union commitments, etc.

Students may appeal to the University’s Board of Appeals against a decision to reject requests for deferral of studies or application for academic leave.

The respective application for a deferral of studies for accepted students and academic leave shall be submitted to the faculty/department responsible for the programme. The above-mentioned information shall be included in the decision for granted academic leave or deferral of matriculation to studies.

Apply online on Malmö University's Form Store

Termination of studies
A student who does not intend to complete a programme shall notify the University of a termination of studies. The termination of studies is then registered in the university's study administration system Ladok. A student who has given notice of a termination of studies is only entitled to return to the programme where places are available.

You can exercise "early withdrawal" in the first three weeks of a course. Early withdrawal can be notified via Ladok Student.

After three weeks, withdrawal from studies is notified via Malmö University's Form Store.

Last updated by Amanda Malmquist