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Withdrawal and leave from studies

Here you will find information about withdrawing from a course or programme, leave from studies, deferment of study commencement, and more. 

Declining your offer

If you have been admitted to a programme or course, but do not wish to keep your place, you should decline your offer on universityadmissions.se. In doing so, the place becomes available, and is given to another applicant. You cannot change your mind once you have declined. 

You can decline your offer after you have been admitted, but must do so before you have registered. If you have already registered for the programme or course, you must contact the the faculty giving the programme or course in order to decline the offer. 

Decline your offer on universityadmissions.se

Withdrawing from studies

Withdrawal from studies entails giving up your place on a programme or course.

Withdrawing from a programme

After withdrawing from a programme, you may apply to re-enter the programme via universityadmissions.se.

Withdrawing from a course

You can exercise “early withdrawal” in the first 21 days of a course. If you decide to withdraw early, it is possible to apply and be admitted to the same course again via universityadmissions.se. However, if you withdraw after three weeks, it is not. If you wish to re-enter the course, contact the faculty giving the course to discuss your options. 

Read more and submit notification of withdrawal on Form Store

Leave from studies

Leave from studies is a break in commenced studies that has been applied for to the University. If there are special reasons, leave from studies can be combined with a right for the student to continue studies at a stated later occasion.

Read more and apply on Form Store

Student rights and responsibilities – leave from studies

The University may grant an admitted student a deferment of studies if special grounds exist. Special grounds may be social or medical reasons, child care or Student Union commitments. The deferment period, leave from studies, shall not exceed 18 months unless special grounds exist. An admitted student who has been granted a deferment is responsible for notifying the University when they intend to recommence their studies. The student shall give notice of their wish to resume studies in the upcoming term no later than 15 April or 15 October respectively. Students may appeal against any decision to reject a request to defer studies to the Higher Education Appeals Board

Student rights and responsibilities – approved leave from studies with guaranteed admission

A student may apply for a leave of absence from studies with guaranteed readmission if special grounds exist. Special grounds may be social, medical or other special grounds, for example child care or student union commitments. Applications for leave from studies should be submitted to the appropriate function at the university. A decision to grant a leave of absence from studies with guaranteed readmission shall be for a fixed period, after which the student has the right to retake their place in the course or study programme. The student shall give notice of their wish to resume studies in the upcoming term no later than 15 April or 15 October respectively. Students may appeal against any decision to reject a request for aleave of absence to the Higher Education Appeals Board.

A student who fails an examination in a course that forms part of a programme may be placed on ‘involuntary’ leave from studies, with a passing grade in the course as a precondition for beginning another course. The student can be offered a place on the next course once they have fulfilled the requirements and passed the examination for the course that constitutes the prior-knowledge requirement. In such a situation, however, there is no guarantee of admission, which is dependent on available places.

Deferment of study commencement 

A person admitted to a programme or course can, if there are special reasons, apply for deferment of study commencement. The cited reasons must be verified by formal documents. 

Read more and apply on Form Store

Admission to a later part of a programme

Students who have completed courses that are equivalent to parts of a programme syllabus at Malmö University can be allowed admission to later parts of a programme at the University. Applicants for later parts of programmes must meet the programme’s qualifying requirements. 

Read more and apply on Form Store

Last updated by Amanda Malmquist