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I've intermitted but can I extend this?


You can intermit (suspend or take a break from) your course for up to three active trimesters or two active semesters, which can be non-consecutive. An ‘active’ study period is one in which a student is required to be enrolled in, as part of their course study plan.

Please note that intermission taken due to the impact of COVID-19 during Trimester 1/Semester 1 or Trimester 2/Semester 2 in 2020 and 2021 will not count toward this allowance. If you are unsure how to calculate your intermission allowance, please contact Student Central.

If you have intermitted for less than this limit, then you can apply for intermission again through StudentConnect.

If you have exceeded the limit, you might be able to apply for extended intermission depending on your circumstances. Your application must include valid reasons why you are unable to undertake studies during those study periods and appropriate documentation (e.g. a medical certificate or letter of support from a medical professional for medical reasons or from an employer for employment reasons). Fill in the online extended intermission form to submit an application to extend your intermission.

You should seek advice from a Student Adviser from Student Central and make sure to check your relevant withdrawal dates, academic penalties and fees before applying for intermission.

If you're an international student there may be further conditions to taking intermission. Check the International student intermission webpage to find out more.