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Postponed start of studies

If you have accepted an offer of admission to a study programme and cannot begin, you can apply for a postponed start of studies.

Who can apply?

If you have been offered and accepted a place at a study programme at UiO, you can apply for a postponed start of studies for up to four semesters (two years).

You can apply for a postponed start of studies on the basis of:

  • Parental leave
  • Conscription
  • Long-term illness (yourself or someone in your care)
  • Other weighty reasons beyond your control

In some cases, the structure of the study programme means that you cannot postpone the start of studies for one or three semesters. In these cases, you must apply for a postponed start of studies for two or four semesters.

You must be aware that during the absence there may be changes in the study programme that have an impact on your further course of study.

Application deadline

  • 1 September for study programmes starting in the autumn semester.
  • 1 February for study programmes starting in the spring semester.

The study programmes in Clinical Nutrition, Medicine, Dentistry and Dental Care have earlier application deadlines. You should apply for a postponed start of studies before the deadline for responding to an offer of a study place.

How to apply?

Find the application form and documentation requirements for your faculty:

The documentation must confirm the need for a postponed start of studies and may, for example, be a confirmation of expected date of delivery / birth certificate, medical certificate, conscription card or other equivalent documentation.

The Faculty of Dentistry

Contact the faculty for more information on how to apply (in Norwegian only).

The Faculty of Educational Sciences

Your application (free form) with the accompanying documentation should be sent to the UV Student Information Centre within the stipulated deadlines for each semester.

The application should include your name and date of birth, your study programme, if you want to postpone the start of studies for one or two semesters, and the reason for postponement (must be documented).

The Faculty of Humanities

You apply through an online form:

The Faculty of Law

Contact the faculty information centre for more information on how to apply.

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

The Faculty of Medicine

Contact the faculty information centre for more information on how to apply.

The Faculty of Social Sciences

You apply through an online form:

You should submit documentation in one of the following ways:

  • Upload the documentation in the online form.
  • Deliver the documentation to SV-info.
  • Send the documentation by regular mail to: The Faculty of Social Sciences, Pb. 1084 Blindern, 0317 Oslo.

Please note that the online form is not encrypted. Documentation containing sensitive information should be delivered or sent by regular mail.

If you upload the documentation online, you must be prepared to show the original documentation.

If you send the documentation by regular mail, please make sure to highlight that the documents concerns an application for postponed start of studies.

The application is not processed until the required documents are received. Insufficient documentation will delay the processing of your application.

The Faculty of Theology

Contact the faculty information centre for more information on how to apply.

How do you begin your studies after a postponed start?

When you have been granted a postponed start of studies, you can start the study programme at the ordinary start of studies in the semester to which you have been granted a postponement.

For you who have been admitted through the Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service

1. Postponed start of studies for one semester from autumn till spring

You should not register as a student in Studentweb or pay semester and Kopinor fees for this semester.

You start your studies in the usual way the following semester. You are responsible for keeping up to date on deadlines for registration and payment of semester and Kopinor fees.

We advise you to contact the student information center at the faculty well in advance of starting your studies to get the information you need.

2. Postponed start of studies for one semester from spring till autumn or for two, three or four semesters

You should not register as a student in Studentweb or pay semester and Kopinor fees for these semesters.

You should apply for new admission in the usual way via the Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service before the application deadline 15 April (1 March for some applicant groups) in the year for which your study place has been reserved. You will see the time for a new application in the answer you receive from your faculty about postponed start of studies.

You are guaranteed a study place as long as you apply for the correct study program at the time you have received information about, and follow ordinary procedures in the admission process.

For you who have been admitted to a 1,5 or 2 year master's programme

If you are granted a postponed start of studies for one or more semesters, you should not register as a student in Studentweb or pay semester and Kopinor fees for these semesters.

If you are granted a postponed start of studies, you should not apply for admission to the master's programme again the following spring, but you should contact your department or centre before 1 June (start of studies in August) or 1 December (start of studies in January) to be guaranteed a place on the study programme.

You are responsible for keeping up to date on deadlines for registration and payment of semester and Kopinor fees.

Questions?

Contact the faculty's information centre.

 

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Published Sep. 30, 2020 3:44 PM - Last modified Oct. 14, 2020 1:42 PM