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Deferment of Studies

If you have been admitted to a degree programme/course but cannot start your studies, you may be eligible for Deferment of Studies. This means that you can postpone your admission for one or two semesters, depending on when the programme/course starts next time.

Information about the rules regarding the tuition fees for students who apply for Deferment of Studies can be found in the Local regulations and terms and conditions for application fees and tuition fees at Linnaeus University.

Please note that Deferment of Studies is a separate application process handled by the Admission Office.

Can I postpone my study start?

If there are special grounds, a higher education institution may decide that students admitted to first or second-cycle studies at the institution may defer the start of their of studies. Special grounds for deferment can be social, medical or other special grounds, such as childcare, military- or civil service, student union assignements or if your employer postpones the leave of absence.

The following should be included in an application:

  • Personal details
  • What programme or course the application concerns
  • What your reasons are
  • Documentation supporting your reasons, for instance, attested copies of the documents that may be of relevance (doctor’s certificate, drafting order, and so on).

Where can I apply for Deferment of Studies?

Apply for Deferment of Studies here: Online application for deferment

What happens then?

When you are to start your studies after having been granted a Deferment of Studies, you must apply for your programme/course via Please remember to apply on time! Find your application deadlines at Key dates and deadlines. If, for some reason, the programme/course is not offered or is cancelled for the semester in question, the deferment is considered exhausted.

If it is not possible for you to use the online application, please contact for more information on how you can submit your application.