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Authorised leave of absences for study permit students

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This form is for use by students in the Faculty of Mathematics who are studying at the University of Waterloo on a study permit. It is strongly recommended that you contact the immigration consultants in the Student Success Office to discuss your personal situation and understand how a leave of absence may affect your study permit/future immigration applications.

An authorised leave of absence may be required for students in the following study streams:

  • Co-op - any term that you need to take a leave
  • Regular - fall and/or winter terms. Spring terms are regularly scheduled study breaks and do not require leaves of absence.

A leave of absence can be authorised for reasons such as medical (physical or mental), injury, family emergency, death or serious illness of a family member, suspension and mandatory military service. Leaves of absence cannot be authorised for self-selected time off from school.

Please apply for a leave of absence in the term before you plan to be away from studies. Note that leaves can be authorised even though the term may be in process or be over.

You can expect a response to your application within 2-4 weeks. 

Information and privacy: questions regarding the collection of information on this form can be directed to the form administrator.

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Have you consulted with an immigration consultant in the Student Success Office? * (required)
Please briefly describe the reason for requesting a leave of absence. It is strongly recommended that you keep documentation related to the reason for the absence to provide with future applications to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
What term do you want to begin your leave of absence? * (required)
When do you plan to return to studies at Waterloo? * (required)