Students who need to manage long-term health, family or personal problems may apply for LOA from their studies. The LOA is usually for duration of one term, commencing from Term 1 or Term 2.
Longer extensions may be considered in special circumstances. However, with effect from Academic Year 2009-10, please note that the cumulative total of requests for LOA (including leave taken to-date) cannot exceed 4 regular terms.
Students are required to remain contactable while on LOA. Students who repeatedly do not respond to the university's attempts to contact them (e.g. via official email, phone) are liable to have their student registration status terminated. Accordingly, they will be withdrawn from the university.
If the LOA is effected within the first 2 weeks of the term, there will be 100% refund of that term tuition fees paid*. If the LOA is effected from week 3 onwards, there will be no refund**.
The effective date for all applications will be based on the application date. Students who are granted LOA must settle all outstanding fees at Office of Finance before going for their leave.
The above refund policy applies whether you are enrolled in Term 2 or Modified Term 2 or both.
* Students are liable to pay fees upon commencement of an academic school term.
** Students will have to clear any outstanding amounts due.