Academic leave means a period for which a student is released from the obligation to undertake study and research work. Note! Academic leave interrupts a residence permit.
Academic leave is granted as follows:
- at one's own request up to two semesters in any cycle of higher education. A student may apply for academic leave at his or her own request in any cycle of higher education from the second semester of study. Applications can be submitted until the red line day of a semester
- for health reasons up to four semesters (based on a medical certificate). A student shall be granted academic leave for health reasons at any time during a semester, as a rule, for one full semester until the last day of the lectures. If an academic leave is applied for due to health reasons, a student shall submit a medical certificate that contains a doctor’s recommendation for an academic leave. A medical certificate must be submitted also for interruption of academic leave applied for health reasons.
- to care for a child until the child attains three years of age. A student shall be granted academic leave to care for a child at any time during a semester (based on the child's birth certificate).
You can submit an application for academic leave via the study information system ÕIS. Additional documents and an application for interruption of academic leave shall be submitted to the Dean's Office.
The procedure for academic leave at TalTech is established in § 31 of the Academic Policies of Tallinn University of Technology.