Forms for Leaves and Withdrawals
*Important Note re. International Graduate Students Working Eligibility
International Graduate Students who are on a leave of absence or who are not considered enrolled (ie. they are not classified as “Registered” or “Continuing” status in the SSC) are NOT eligible to work on or off campus.
If International Graduate Students are currently enrolled, they ARE eligible to work a maximum of 20 hours per week throughout the *calendar year.
*Please note: Graduate students have different restrictions for work than undergraduate students. Please refer to our website here under the section “hours of work permitted” for further clarification.
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As an International student:
- a higher administrative fee is assessed
- federal government restrictions may apply
Students sometimes take a short break from their studies because of illness or academic pressure. International students are normally permitted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to take one term off if they’ve completed two consecutive terms. You should consult your academic advisor and contact an international student advisor if you are considering taking a break from your studies. Graduate students will need to apply for a leave of absence from the College of Graduate Studies. If you plan to leave the country during your break, request a letter from UBC's Okanagan campus stating that you are eligible to return to your program of studies.
A student wishing to withdraw voluntarily from the University must notify the home Graduate Program in writing in order to obtain the approval of the supervisor, graduate program coordinator and the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies.
A student who does not complete formal withdrawal procedures will be liable for all assessed fees until such procedures are completed. Retroactive withdrawal requests will not be approved by the College of Graduate Studies unless the Graduate Program confirms in writing that the student did not attend or use any university resources as of the requested effective date of withdrawal.
The academic record will indicate "Voluntary Withdrawal".
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