Find everything you need to know about leave and withdrawal from studies, deferment of study commencement, admission to a later part of a programme and declining an admissions offer.

Leave from studies

Taking leave from studies means that you take a break in your studies with the intention of resuming later on. In certain cases, leave from studies can be combined with the right to continue on a specified date. This is referred to as 'leave from studies with a place guarantee' and is only possible if you demonstrate a specific reason. If you are not guaranteed a place, you may resume your studies only if and when there is space available on the course or programme.

If you have any questions, contact the Student Administration or a Study and Career Advisor at your faculty or department.

 Read more and apply for leave from studies

Withdrawal from studies 

If you decide to withdraw from a programme or course that you have started, you may submit a so-called notification of withdrawal. You may return to your studies at a later date depending on available space. If you plan to resume your studies in the future, applying for leave from studies is often a better option. 

Early withdrawal from a course

You can exercise what is called 'early withdrawal' during the first 21 days of a self-contained course, meaning a course that is not given as part of a programme. If you decide to withdraw from your studies early, it is possible to apply and be admitted to the same course again through universityadmissions.se. Early withdrawal is not possible if you have already completed any exams or assignments as part of the course.

If you have any questions, contact the Student Administration or a Study and Career Advisor at your faculty or department.

Read more and submit a notification of withdrawal

Deferment of studies

If you cannot start your course or programme in the semester for which you have been admitted, you could be entitled to defer your studies, if there are specific reasons. 

 Read more and apply for deferment

Admission to a later part of a programme

You can apply for admission to a later part of a programme if you meet the programme's entry requirements and have already completed studies that are equivalent to parts of the programme.

Read more and apply for admission to a later part of a programme 

Declining an admissions offer

If you have received an admissions offer, but decided not to begin your studies, you can decline your offer at universityadmissions.se. If you have already registered for your studies, or if it is no longer possible to decline your offer on universityadmissions.se, you should contact the Student Administration.

Once you have declined an offer, you will lose your study place permanently as it will be made available to other applicants. If you decline the offer within the first three weeks of the semester, it is possible to apply to the same course or programme in future.

If you have any questions, please contact the Student Administration at your faculty or department.