Semester Dates and Deadlines Leave of Absence

Leave of absence can only be applied for via self-service as part of the semester registration. It is not possible to extend the deadlines.

Deadlines for a request

Fall semester  Spring semester
Electronic application for leave of absence  August 31 January 31
Submitting the required documents September 15 February 15

Doctoral students

The university does not envisage doctoral students taking a leave of absence. You can, however, have yourself exempted from the mandatory entry in the student registry providing you do not make use of either material or staff services from the University of Bern.

What you need to know about leave of absence