You can use the Research Registration Change Request Form to request a leave of absence. Applications will be considered only if supported by the supervisory team and the Head of School in advance of leave being taken. In the case of illness, an application should be made as soon as practically possible and accompanied by medical certification.
Retrospective leave will only be granted where a student has not been registered, or has been on certified sick leave and has not received supervision or used university facilities during this period. On return from the leave of absence the student must contact the Graduate Studies Office in order for the registration to be reactivated. When a leave of absence is approved, the approval time for registration will be extended by the period of time for which the leave was granted.
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