Request for Leave of Absence
UBC Calendar: Please read the policy in the Calendar before sending a request for a leave of absence. Note that supporting documentation may be required.
Access to the University’s facilities and resources, and to resources provided to students from outside UBC, is limited when students are on leave. Some resources may only be available under certain circumstances, while others may not be available at all. Students on leave are responsible for ensuring that they understand what resources will and will not be available to them, and for understanding all financial implications of being on leave. See On-Leave Status for details.
Important: International graduate students should consult International Student Advising in the Life Building before pursuing a Leave of Absence to discuss the impact on their ability to stay in Canada, study permit and future post-graduation plans.
Tip: Students planning to request a parental leave of absence are encouraged to consider requirements for UBC Child Care Services as early as possible. Due to high demand and shortage of services, programs for children under 3 years of age have waiting times ranging between 12 months and 2.5 years. For more information, please visit UBC Child Care Services.