Study break or Interruption of studies

Students on one of the Master’s Programmes at the Department of Business Studies can take a study break from their Programme.  

Study Break

A Study Break means that you will keep your spot on the Programme. You can be granted a Study Break if you need to take re-exams, work or study at another Programme. If you apply for a Study Break due to illness, pregnancy or military service, you are guaranteed a Study Break. 

You return to the Programme by applying to the courses studied during the next semester within the Programme. Since our Master’s Programmes follows a fixed study route you are limited to when you can return.

If you want to prolong your Study Break you need to re-apply for one.

Interruption of studies

If you apply for interruption of studies you will give up your place in the Programme completely. This means that you will no longer be able to study the courses within the Programme. For information on how to finish your Master's studies you need to contact the Student Councellor at the Department of Business Studies.

Finish with a one-year Master

If you want to exit the two-year Programme and finish with a Master of Science in Business and Economics 60 credits you need to hand in an application. In order to get a one-year master degree, you notify the Student Councellor by submitting an “Interruption of Studies” no later than 15 October. For “Reason” you write one-year Master.


The best way to apply for a Study Break or Interruption of studies is by filling out the form below. You fill out the form online and e-mail it to the address stated on the form.

Application for study break/interruption of studies (Pdf)