Leave of Absence and Withdrawal Policies in UCD

What is a Leave of Absence?

A Leave of Absence enables you to take an approved and specified period of time away from your programme. Before applying for a Leave of Absence you should seek guidance and support.  Make sure you get as much advice as you can from an appropriate staff member. 
The Social Sciences Office can advise you of steps to take and supports available. 
Your Student Adviser (listed below) can give guidance and assistance with this important decision.  

You should also make sure to read the UCD Leave of Absence Policy and familiarise yourself with all the implications of this request.
Please see information here on applying for a Leave of Absence.

Withdrawal from your Programme

UCD recognises that for a variety of reasons a student may need to withdraw from their programme and the University and there may be fee implications. It further recognises that in some cases a student may, at a later date, apply for re-admission to the programme.

Similarly to students considering a leave of absence, you should make sure you get as much advice as possible before making this important decision. The Social Sciences Office and your Student Advisers are here to help.

Do you still have questions?
Please contact us in the Social Sciences Office for more information. If you are experiencing personal difficulties, you may prefer to talk in private to one of your Student Advisers:
Kieran Moloney
Student Adviser: Social Sciences undergraduate students
T: 01 716 8366 / E: kieran.Moloney@ucd.ie
Catherine Tormey
Student Adviser: mature students
T: 01 716 7542 / E: catherine.tormey@ucd.ie