Program leave - international coursework student

It is important that international students understand their obligations and restrictions when applying for program leave.

Students can only apply for program leave after having completed at least one course at The Australian National University. Applications for leave should be submitted before the commencement of the academic session and no later than the census date of the session concerned.

Students on leave retain full access to ANU IT services including ANU email, ISIS, Alliance and Library. 

Step 1
Advisor appointment

It is advisable to confirm any leave restrictions with an Academic Advisor at your ANU College before going on program leave.

All students enrolled in MBBS or MChD program must seek the Dean's approval for taking program leave. Students should refer to the Medical School's program leave guidelines and discuss with your Year Coordinator in the first instance.

Step 2
Submit application

International students can apply for program leave using the Manage My Degree eForm, via ISIS.

Students will be advised of the outcome of the application within 28 business days of the receipt of the application. If you have not had a response in this time, you should contact your ANU College.

Step 3
Re-enrol after leave

To return from leave you must re-enrol in your program using ISIS by the appropriate deadline.

International students on a student visa wanting to return from leave early are required to send an email to Student Central ( stating when they wish to return.