Melbourne School of Health SciencesDepartment of Optometry & Vision Sciences

Annual Leave & Leave of Absence

Annual Leave

You may take up to 4 weeks of annual leave in each year of your candidature. The annual leave cannot be accrued from year to year.

Leave of Absence

You can apply for Leave of Absence from at least 2 weeks up to a maximum of 12 months for the reasons of sickness, family or carer responsibilities or other reasons that prevent you from carrying out research. International students may only be granted leave of absence for a period of 6 months or less, as leave of absence for more than 6 months will usually lead to visa cancellation, and students will need to re-apply for a student visa. On returning from leave, you are required to submit the "Advice of Return from Leave" form via the Student Portal immediately to the MSGR within 5 days of your leave expiry date.

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