Leave of absence

For students

Here's how you apply for a leave of absence

Contact your student adviser 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)

See also

Delayed in your studies

Important information for those on leave

You do not have to pay the semester fee and register for the semester during the period when you are on leave. If you are going to take one or more examinations during this period, you must register for the exam and pay the semester fee within the ordinary deadlines. If you are admitted to several study programmes at NTNU, you must submit one application for each study programme you want a leave from.

Military service

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

Maternity and parental leave


Contact your study advisor if you have questions.