Leave of absence and part-time studies at the Faculty of Medicine

You can apply for study leave or make an agreement on part-time studies for a period of time. It may be the case that you have had a baby or that you have to do your military service or that you have a long-term illness.

The application must contain:

  • Personal details.
  • What programme of study and what class year you belong to.
  • Information about how long a period of leave or part-time studies you are applying for.
  • Any wishes regarding following parts of the teaching or taking examinations while you are on parental leave (applies only to applications for parental leave).

If the application is sent from a Studmed e-mail address, the signature of the applicant is not required.

There is no separate application form for other types of leave applications. These applications can be submitted as an e-mail or a letter. Remember to enclose a medical certificate or a declaration by an approved healthcare practitioner when applying for sickness absence.

Application deadlines

The general deadlines for leave of absence and for part-time studies at UiO are:

  • 1 September for the autumn semester
  • 1 February for the spring semester

The programme of study in medicine has its own deadlines:

  • 15 May for the autumn semester of that year
  • 1 November for the spring semester of the following year

Where should I send the application?

Students on the bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes should send their applications to the programme’s student administration.

Students on the programme in medicine and the five-year master’s programme in clinical nutrition should send their application to postmottak@medisin.uio.no or to the Faculty of Medicine, Section for Student Affairs, P.O. Box 1078 Blindern, 0316 Oslo.


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Published June 17, 2015 9:27 AM - Last modified Feb. 7, 2020 4:50 PM