There are many reasons you may want a break from study

The type of break you can take from your studies depends on where you are in your study journey.

Explore the options below or complete our questionnaire to follow the process that's best suited to you.

Follow the process that's right for you

If you're unsure what type of break to take from your studies, answer the following to find the best fit for your circumstances.

Your options

Start your studies later

If you're a new student who's received an offer to study at Griffith, but don't want to start straight away, you can apply to defer your start date.

Apply for deferral

Take a break for a trimester

If you are already studying at Griffith and require a break for a trimester or more, you may be eligible for a leave of absence.

Apply for a leave of absence

Withdraw from study

If you've started studying but no longer wish to study at Griffith, you can cancel your enrolment. There may be financial and academic implications, so you may wish to explore alternatives first.

Cancel your enrolment

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