Leave of absence
If you plan for a leave of absence from you studies, you must apply to UiB. Your personal or documented leave of absence leave will then be registered in your individual education plan.
Students enrolled in a full degree (bachelor, master or profesional study) at the University of Bergen may apply for leave of absence. If you are a guest student, exchange student or an external candidate, you do not have the right to a leave of absence from your studies.
Documented Leave of Absence
You can apply to for a documented leave of absence if you fullfil the one of the following requirements:
- Extenuating circumstances
- Mandatory conscription
- Full-time positions in student organizations or the like
- Maternity or paternity leave
(from the University of Bergen’s Academic Regulations § 4.7 (4))
There is no deadline for a documented leave of absence, but you must ssubmit your application as soon as possible. If you are a visiting student, an exchange student from a foreign university or an external candidate, you do not have the right to a leave of absence from your studies.
Personal Leave of Absence
If you are a student enrolled in a bachelor programme or in one of the first three years of study in a professional degree, you have the right to take a personal leave of absence from your studies for one or two semesters.
When you are on an leave of absence, you do not pay the semester fee or update your individual education plan. You will not be able to take any exams. You cannot apply for a personal leave of absence for less than one semester. Please note: If you are a student enrolled in a one-year programme, you cannot apply for a personal leave of absence, but you can apply for a leave of absence for medical or parental reasons, as well as other extenuating circumstances.