Deferment of studies
Students who cannot start their studies on prescribed time may be granted a deferment of studies if there are special reasons.
Such reasons can be social, medical or other particular circumstances, e.g. care of children, military service - including basic military education (2015:613) and time-limited trial period service in the Armed Forces (2012:332) -, students’ union commissions or denied leave of absence for studies according to the Swedish law (1974:981). The period of deferment may last for a maximum of 18 months provided there are no particular reasons for a longer period.