Leave of absence

For students

Here's how you apply for a leave of absence

Contact your student adviser at your faculty if you need to take a leave of absence

Leave is generally granted for one academic year, but it is also possible to apply for leave for a single semester. You must have completed more than 30 credits in your programme of studies to be able to apply for leave without providing a reason.

Your faculty can approve a leave of absence of more than one year if you can document compelling reasons or special needs, such as:

About leave of absence; section3-4 in the regulations for studies at NTNU (pdf)

Military service

Vernepliktskontakten (Military service contacts) can help you apply for a leave of absence from your studies.

Maternity and parental leave