Leave of absence

A leave of absence is only permitted under the following circumstances: 

  • Completion of military or civilian service (draft notice) 
  • Pregnancy (upon confirmation from consultant) 
  • Need to look after your own child, adopted child or foster child (please provide the child's proof of residency and birth certificate, your own proof of residency and birth certificate and a sworn statement) 
  • Illness (upon confirmation from consultant) 
  • Study/research trip abroad (corresponding confirmation required) 
  • Other special social reasons (corresponding proof required)

Notes: Where possible, you must submit an application for a leave of absence two months before the date you intend to leave. Your admission rights will remain in place during the leave of absence, but you are not permitted to attend lectures, take examinations or submit/require the assessment of scientific work or artistic Masters and degree theses (§67 Section 2 of the University Law 2002).

Please print out the required certificates and corresponding forms, sign them, scan them and send them by email, fax or post or deliver them in person:

+43 3842 402-7042

Montanuniversität Leoben, Abt. Studien und Lehrgänge, Franz Josef-Straße 18, 8700 Leoben



Forms (in German only):

Antrag Beurlaubung (Application for a leave of absence)

Bestätigung Facharzt (Confirmation by consultant)

Eidesstattliche Erklärung (Sworn statement)