Leave of absence

Article index

  1. Introduction
  2. General rules
  3. Rights and duties of students
  4. Organisation of the academic year
  5. Organisation of degree programmes
  6. Completion of classes
  7. Examination
  8. Completion of a course
  9. Grading scale
  10. Arrangements for students following a part of the curriculum outside their home faculty
  11. Completion of a semester of study
  12. Registration for the next year or semester of study
  13. Arrangements for students following an individualised study programme
  14. Arrangements for students following more than one degree programme in parallel
  15. Transfers
  16. Arrangements for resuming study
  17. Leave of absence
  18. The diploma thesis
  19. The diploma examination
  20. Graduation
  21. Ranking of graduates
  22. Prizes and distinctions
  23. Liability of students
  24. Circumstances of striking students from the register of students
  25. Final and transitional provisions

§ 17.

Leave of absence

  1. A student may be granted the following types of leave of absence: health leave,
    • compassionate leave,
    • special leave,
    • unconditional leave.
  2. Leave of absence shall be granted by the Dean at the request of a student. Leave of absence may not be granted for a period longer than one year.
  3. Health leave may be granted by the Dean only on the basis of a certificate from an authorised medical board.
  4. Compassionate leave may be granted by the Dean only when legitimate and adequately documented circumstances beyond control prevent a student from attending classes for a longer period.
  5. Special leave shall be granted by the Dean to a student who takes, upon the Dean’s consent, an extra-curricular part of his or her degree programme in another higher education institution or undertakes a practical placement, or when there are other justifiable reasons for granting such leave.
  6. Unconditional leave shall be granted at the request of a student who has completed at least the second year of study, if enrolled on a first-cycle programme, or the first year of study, if enrolled on a second-cycle programme. Such leave may be granted only once over the entire duration of studies and no later than in the first month of a semester. A student shall require the consent of the Dean in order to attend classes and to undertake assessment necessary to achieve credit during unconditional leave of absence.
  7. A student should apply for leave of absence immediately once the circumstances justifying his or her application for leave of absence have occurred.
  8. The granting of leave of absence shall extend the prescribed time limit for the completion of a degree programme.
  9. The granting of leave of absence shall be confirmed by a relevant entry in the student record book.
  10. A student shall retain student rights throughout the duration of leave of absence. Entitlement to financial support shall be governed by separate regulations.