Academic leave means a period for which a student is released from the obligation to undertake study and research work. International students of bachelor and master's programmes having temporary residence permit for studies, please be aware that the residence permit for studies will be terminated for the time academic leave is valid. PhD students are allowed to maintain their residence permit for studies during academic leave.
The rules of academic leave
The taking of academic leave is regulated by the Universities Act and the Study Regulations of the University of Tartu. Academic leave is granted as follows.
Students are not transferred to the next year (course) during academic leave. The date of completion of a student's studies is postponed by the period of time spent on academic leave.
For the duration of the academic leave the student's nominal period of study is suspended.
In order to apply for academic leave, you need to submit a due application and, where necessary, respective annexes to the dean of your faculty or to the director of your college.
It is advised to take academic leave for a semester or an academic year, as this enables to continue the studies interrupted due to academic leave in the most structured and best way.
On the basis of your application, an order of the vice-dean/director of your college will be issued and a notice of granting the academic leave will be sent to your ut.ee e-mail address and to your messages mailbox in the Study Information System. In addition, the start and end dates of the academic leave are visible in the Study Information System in the menu of absences.