Academic leave means a period for which a student is released from the obligation to undertake study and research work.
Note! Academic leave interrupts a residence permit.
Health insurance (provided by the Health Insurance Fund) cover will be suspended for any period of academic leave, except when the student has taken the academic leave for health reasons or to care for a child until the child attains three years of age. If the academic leave is taken during the standard period of study, the health insurance cover will be suspended for the period of leave and it will continue after the end of the academic leave. Read more!
What to do if you have problems or questions regarding health insurance? Check your health insurance coverage from the state portal eesti.ee or call the Health Insurance Fund’s customer service line (+372) 669 6630.
Academic leave is granted as follows:
- at one's own request up to two semesters in any cycle of higher education. A student may apply for academic leave at his or her own request in any cycle of higher education from the second semester of study. Applications can be submitted until the red line day of a semester
- for health reasons up to four semesters (based on a medical certificate). A student shall be granted academic leave for health reasons at any time during a semester, as a rule, for one full semester until the last day of the lectures. If an academic leave is applied for due to health reasons, a student shall submit a medical certificate that contains a doctor’s recommendation for an academic leave. A medical certificate must be submitted also for interruption of academic leave applied for health reasons.
- to care for a child until the child attains three years of age. A student shall be granted academic leave to care for a child at any time during a semester (based on the child's birth certificate).
You can submit an application for academic leave via the study information system ÕIS. Additional documents and an application for interruption of academic leave shall be submitted to the Dean's Office.
The procedure for academic leave at TalTech is established in § 31 of the Academic Policies of Tallinn University of Technology.