Study break or Interruption of studies

Students at the Department of Business Studies can apply for a study break.

Study Break

A leave of absence is granted if you meet any of the special conditions stated in the Higher Education Ordinance. If you study at one of our Master's Programme and state other reasons, such as to take re-exams, work or study at another Programme, an individual assessment will be made of your application.

A granted leave of absence gives you a guaranteed return to your studies as long as you apply, accepts and register on time. Since our Master’s Programmes follows a fixed study route you are limited to when you can return.

The best way to apply for a Study Break is by filling out the form. You fill out the form online and e-mail it to the address stated on the form. If you want to prolong your Study Break you need to re-apply for one.

Application for study break


If you are denied a Study Break, the decision may be appealed to the Higher Education Appeals Board (Överklagandenämnden för högskolan). The Uppsala University Registrar,, must receive the appeal within three weeks from the decision. State which decision you wish to appeal and its registration number. The appeal will be registered at Uppsala University and then sent to the Higher Education Appeals Board that will decide in the appeal. 

Interruption of studies

If you apply for interruption of studies you will give up your place in the Programme completely. This means that you will no longer be able to study the courses within the Programme. For information on how to finish your Master's studies you need to contact the Student Councellor at the Department of Business Studies.

Apply for Interruption of studies

Finish with a one-year Master

If you want to exit the two-year Programme and finish with a Master of Science in Business and Economics 60 credits you need to hand in an application. In order to be guaranteed a one-year master degree, you notify the Student Councellor by submitting an “Interruption of Studies” no later than 15 October. For reason you write "one-year Master". Applications handed in after 15 October will be individually assessed based on the availability of supervisors. 

Apply for One-year Master