Semester Leave - Student Affairs Directorate | İzmir University of Economics

Student Affairs Directorate

Semester Leave

Our students can be given permission on condition that they will return to the university if they submit a document indicating a justifiable and valid reason of their leave and this document has to be accepted by the Board of Directors of the Faculty/School they are registered.


The students can be given permission,
Students in foreign language preparatory class are permitted to defer their registration for two semesters at most, in associate degree programs for three semesters at most, and in undergraduate programs for four semesters at most.



“The right to defer registration is done in two weeks the latest after the courses begin at the University.”


Applications are submitted to Student Affairs Office personally with;

Document of excuse
Bank slip related to the payments of semester fee and other semesters if there is any.(*)
Leave of Absence Request Form or document written by the applicant.

The students are notified with an official script about the transactions finalized by Board of Directors and Rectorate.

(*) In order to carry out the deferral of registration applications, the tuition fee payment or the respective semester (to be deducted from next semester’s fee), and any other payment requirements have to be met. 


Circumstances of excuse that can be accepted by the Board of Directors of the related Faculty/School

-Health: It should be documented with the health committee report comprising the period during which the student will be on leave of absence and this report can be taken from official health institutions. Moreover, the students with health reports exceeding five weeks are considered as on leave of absence for the semester. The students who are given permission due to their health problem can begin their education on condition that they apply with a report indicating that “they are able to continue their education”.

-Military Service: Students can be given permission for military service if their suspension of execution can not be carried out for any compulsory reason. This kind of a situation has to be documented by an official script that will be taken from related Military Service Branch.Students who complete their military service can begin their education in the first semester after their discharge by submitting their certificate of discharge.

-Financial and Family Reasons: Students can be given permission in case of unexpected events that will affect their living such as death, natural disaster etc.

-Education abroad: Students can be given permission for their education abroad or for their assignment abroad related to their education. It is required to submit the invitation letter in the application.
-Other Reasons: Certifiable excuses that can be approved by the Board of Directors of related faculties/schools and Board of Directors of the University.


Students who were given permission before (on leave of absence) are required to renew their registration by applying Students Affairs Office and submitting their document at least 30 days before they begin their education. Students who were given permission (except students who are given permission for studying abroad with exchange programs) continue their education from the point they left due to their excuse.


Students who are on leave of absence in English Preparatory Class can not attend English Proficiency Exam that will be held by School of Foreign Languages at the end of the year.
Students can not attend courses and exams during the period they are on leave of absence.
In summer school, students can not take the courses related to the semester in which they are on leave absence.


Click for Leave of Absence Form
Click for Regulation for Associate and Undergraduate Degree Education and Examinations




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