What is an Authorised Absence?
What is an exceptional circumstance?
An exceptional circumstance is something you could not have anticipated at the beginning of the academic year because:
II. Pre-existing difficult and complex life circumstances have intensified during the academic year.
In line with the Student Pregnancy and Maternity Policy and Procedure we can allow up to 60 days of approved leave from your studies for maternity related reasons. If you wish to take longer than 60 days maternity leave you will need to take a break in study and return to your home country. Please speak to a Student Support Adviser to discuss pregnancy and maternity support and the options available to you. For further information please see our Pregnancy and Maternity Support Guidance.
If you are on placement please email Student Immigration Compliance at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your absence has ended.
- Any absences of 2 weeks or over need to be declared on all future in-country visa applications. Please also be aware that an absence of 4 weeks or over is likely to break your continuous residence period in the UK
- An authorised absence is not grounds for an extension to study. This means if you take an absence you will not be eligible for a CAS extension if you fail any of the modules you have missed teaching for during this time (you can repeat if the modules can be completed within your current visa dates)
- You are required to submit all assessments and attend all exams during the period of your authorised absence
Please ensure you read the Authorised Absence Guidance before completing the Authorised Absence form.
If you are on a Research Course please read Authorised Absence Guidance for Research Students.