Leave from studies
If you want to pause your studies and continue at a later date, you can register leave from studies.
When you register leave from studies, it is important that you specify why you want leave from your studies and, if possible, attach documents that support your reasons with the application.
This is necessary because there are two different types of leave from studies: with or without a guaranteed place.
Your reasons for taking leave from studies determine which kind of leave is appropriate.
Approved leave from studies with a guaranteed place
If you can substantiate your reasons for taking leave from studies, and if the reasons are adequate, you can take leave from studies with your place guaranteed. This means you are guaranteed a place when you wish to continue your studies.
Copies of certificates or other documents that justify leave from studies with a place guaranteed must be certified by two people. Usually, leave from studies with a place guaranteed is granted for the following reasons:
Required documentation to be enclosed
Employer's decision to postpone leave
Enclose a certified copy of the employer's decision
Time-limited probationary position in the Swedish
Enclose a certified copy of the contract of
Enclose the medical certificate
Enclose an explanation of the grounds and certified
Leave from studies without a place guaranteed
If you do not wish to refer to any specific reasons for taking leave from studies, you are not guaranteed a place when you would like to continue your studies. You are then granted leave from studies without a guaranteed place and may only continue your studies subject to availability.
You will always be granted leave from studies, however the reasons you submit, may determine whether you are guaranteed a place or not, when you return.
Talk to a study counsellor
We recommend that you contact a study counsellor before applying for approved leave from studies. You can receive help with planning your leave and the resumption of your studies. Study counsellors can also provide information about possible changes in the educational programmes offered.
Register by filling out the digital form. Remember to enclose any required documentation (see above)
Apply by post
You can also apply by filling in the form Application for an approved leave from studies with a guaranteed place Pdf, 195.9 kB.. The same form may be used to register leave from studies without a place guarantee if no reasons for a place guarantee are invoked.
Send the completed form and required documentation to:
115 93 Stockholm
If you wish to continue your studies, please use the form below. Your application should be sent no later than than 2 months before the start of the course.
You can also apply by submitting the completed form Application to continue studies after approved leave from studies. Pdf, 191.3 kB.
The completed form should be sent no later than 2 months before the start of the course to:
115 93 Stockholm
If you disagree with a decision made by the Swedish Defence University, you can appeal.