Deferral of the study start

If you need to postpone the start of your studies, you can apply for a deferral if you have a valid reason.

A deferral can only be granted if you are currently admitted and have paid the first installment of the tuition fee (if required). You must also demonstrate a valid reason for your deferral request.

Valid reasons for granting a deferral may be:

  • social circumstances
  • medical circumstances
  • other special circumstances such as caring of child, being called up for military service or civilian service, student union commissions, military training according to the ordinance (2015:613)
  • deferred statutory leave in accordance with the Swedish Education Leave Act (1974:981) [HF chapter 7, § 33 (1993:100) and UHRFS (2016:1)].

Unfortunately, reasons such as financial shortage concerning payment of tuition fee or living expenses, difficulties to find an apartment, preferring to pursue another study or work opportunity, etc. will not be sufficient for granting a deferral.

If you have already started the programme you should instead apply for an interruption of studies. Please contact the study counsellor for your programme.

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