Sometimes things don't always go as planned and you may find yourself having to take a short (or longer) leave of absence from your studies. If you find yourself in this position, you do not have to dis-enroll from the university; you can apply to take a leave of absence.
In accordance with § 67 of the 2002 Universities Act, students may apply for a leave of absence from studies for specific reasons. Students must enter the reasons for wishing to take a leave of absence directly on the form.
For the winter semester 2022/23, the deadline to submit new applications for a leave of absence begins July 11, 2022, and ends October 1, 2022.
Approval for a leave of absence is valid to the end of the grace period (WS: 28.02., SS: 30.09.),
Approval and authorization for a student's leave of absence will be noted on the student’s record sheet.
During the student’s leave of absence, the student’s admission to studies is sustained however, students are not permitted to take any university courses, take examinations or transfer examination credit, or submit and/or receive a grade for academic papers (Statute § 41 Johannes Kepler University Linz)
Students must pay the Austrian Student Union fee after the leave of absence has been officially approved, by 30.4. (SS) or 30.1. (WS) at the latest.
Students do not have to pay tuition fees for the semester in which the leave of absence is approved.
The application forms will be made available online within the application period for the winter term 2022/23 (July 11, until October 1, 2022).
Application for a leave of absence is possible if one of the following reasons applies (§ 67 (1) Universities Act):
Further reasons for an academic leave of absence (§ 41 (1) Statutes on Study Regulations for the JKU) are: