Deferment of Studies

You can apply for a deferment of studies if special circumstances arise after you have been admitted to a programme or course. As long as your deferment application is approved, you will retain your place in the programme or course.

When can I apply for a deferment of studies?

If special circumstances arise after you have been admitted to a programme or course, you can apply for a deferment of studies. The university decides whether or not to grant you a deferment based on the reason that you provide in your application. Examples of accepted reasons are social and medical circumstances, parental leave, student union work, military or civilian service or limited probationary employment.

The coronavirus pandemic is not an accepted reason for deferment.

You need to support your application with relevant documentation verifying the reason you are applying for a deferment. Normally, you cannot be granted a deferment of studies for more than 18 months. A decision to grant a deferment is only valid on condition that Dalarna University still offers the programme or course and that the entrance requirements have not changed. are the same.

If you intend to defer your studies until the next semester, you will need to apply before the application period for that semester closes; otherwise, you will need to apply for a deferment for a whole academic year. For programmes taught in English, the deadlines to apply are normally January 15 (autumn intake) and August 15 (spring intake).

Dalarna University follows the guidelines and recommendations of the Swedish Council of Higher Education (UHR) on deferment of studies, UHRFS 2013:3.

How do I apply for a deferment?

  • Accept your place in the programme or course before the deadline.
  • Pay your tuition fee for the semester.
  • Fill in the form Deferment of Studies.
  • Describe your situation in detail if you are applying for deferment for "other reasons".
  • Support your application with relevant documentation: this is mandatory.
  • Submit your online application and include supporting documentation.

Decision to Grant Deferment

If you are granted a deferment, you must reapply to the same programme or course on universityadmissions.se or when you want to recommence your studies. You must reapply on time for the upcoming semester for your guaranteed admission to be valid (see the key dates and deadlines on universityadmissions.se). You must also upload a copy of the decision to your universityadmissions.se account when you reapply.

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