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Academic Leave of Absence

One can apply for an academic leave for one or several Semesters. It is valid for all your open study programmes at our university.

During the semester(s) in which you are taking leave, your UNIGRAZonline account will remain active, but that particular semester will not be counted as a semster of study.

Since your Austrian National Union of Students membership has to remains active during your leave, you are obligated to pay the student's union fee for each Semester you are on leave by the end of the grace period at the latest. Attention: If you do not pay the student's Union fee on time, you will be exmatriculated.

Possible reasons

  • Pregnancy: Mutter-Kind Pass or confirmation by medical consultant
  • Caring for a child (until age 7)

Please find further information and the application form here: the Academic Affairs Office.


Mag. Julia Spiegl, Head of department
Harrachgasse 32, 8010 Graz
Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 2168

Please make an appointment


Information on financial support
unikid - living with children
unicare - caring for adults/elderly

application forms day care leave, birth, Papamonat, parental leave, care leave, end-of-life care leave, ...

Guideline on sabbaticals and leaves

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