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I have special reasons to delay my studies

Published: 2 July 2020

Deferment of studies

If you are admitted to a course  or programme and are not able to start your studies that term you can apply for deferement of studies. Permission of deferment of studies is usually granted for one year and no longer than 18 months unless there are special circumstances that require longer time.

Valid reasons for deferment

The reasons for deferral of studies may entail social, medical or other particular circumstances e.g care of child, military service - including basic military education and time-limited trial perios aervice in the Armed Forces, student union assignment or denied leave of absence for studies from your employer. Deferment of studies cannot be granted for reasons concerning housing/accomodation or your current economic situation.

Applying for deferment

You need to fill in the application form below and must submit the form and proof of the reasons for your deferment. Certified copies of official documents that support the circumstances of your case must be submitted

Send the documents to registrator@ltu.se or:

Luleå University of Technology
Registrar
SE-971 87 Luleå, SWEDEN

Before you apply for deferment you must accept your offer to the course or programme otherwise you will loose your place and cannot be granted deferment.. You need to apply for deferment well before the compulsory registrationday.  If you are not granted deferment and do not register in the given time you will lose your place on the course/programme.

If you are granted deferment

If you are granted deferment you need to save the decision. You need to apply for the course or programme again for the term you are going to start your studies and submit the decision to your application on Universityadmissions.se.

The granted deferment only applies for the same course or programme, on the same campus and in the same form of study.

When you are admitted to the course or programme again you need to accept the offer and also register so you wont loose your spot.

If you are not granted deferment

If you want to appeal the decision this shall be done in writing. State which decision, how you want the decision to be changed and why you want it to be changed. Your appeal needs to have arrived at the University no later than three weeks from the day you were notified of the decision. Sign the document and state your name, personal number, postal adress and phone number.

Mark the appeal "To the Universitys board of appeal" and send it to 

registrator@ltu.se

Luleå University of Technology
Registrar
SE-971 87 Luleå, SWEDEN