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Leave of Absence

A Leave of Absence is a temporary withdrawal from your studies, either for medical reasons, or for personal reasons.

If you are considering a Leave of Absence from the BA (International Honours) programme, you must obtain permission from the institution which you are attending at the time, who will consult with the other institution if appropriate.

It is important to note that, due to the nature of the Programme, it will normally only be possible to take a Leave of Absence for a full academic year.

If you are attending St Andrews and wish to take a Leave of Absence, please contact the Registry Officer (Student Support), who will be able to discuss your options with you.

If you take a Leave of Absence during your studies, your Home Institution will be in touch with you about the process for re-engaging with your studies at the end of your leave.

Withdrawing from the Programme

While both St Andrews and William and Mary hope that all students flourish and enjoy the Joint Programme, we recognise that there may sometimes be valid reasons why students seek to transfer to another institution or withdraw from their studies.

If you are considering transferring to another institution, or withdrawing altogether from your studies, you should discuss your case in the first instance with your Home Institution, who will be able to advise you about the process.

If you are a St Andrews Home student, you may wish to discuss your situation with the Registry Officer (Student Support) and the Pro Dean Curriculum before making any decisions.

Occasionally, students express interest in applying to transfer onto a St Andrews degree programme. Information about the application process for this type of transfer is available here.

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2017-2018 Events Calendar First Years Semester One (PDF, 463 KB)

2017-2018 Events Calendar Second Years Semester One (PDF, 463 KB)

BA (International Honours) Key Contacts 2017-2018 (PDF, 571 KB)

BA (International Honours) Orientation Guide Spring 2017 (PDF, 899 KB)

See also

Information for applicants

Information for new students

School of Classics

School of Economics & Finance

School of English

Department of Film Studies

School of History

School of International Relations

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