You are a student at UNIGE

Studying as a parent

STUDIYNG PART TIME | REQUESTING A LEAVE OF ABSENCE | TERMINATING THE REGISTRATION

If your family responsibilities make it difficult for you to handle your academic schedule, there are a few temporary solutions.

STUDYING PART-TIME

Most faculties allow part-time studies for reasons of maternity, professional activity, educational responsibilities and illness, or for family reasons.

 

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Students’ counsellors of the faculty or institute.

 

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unige.ch/dife

 

REQUESTING A LEAVE OF ABSENCE

It is possible to interrupt your studies during pregnancy or for family reasons, while remaining registered at the University, for a period set by the applicable study regulations. The leave is granted by the dean of the faculty.

During the leave, only the fixed fees, i.e. 65 CHF per semester, are due.

 

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A leave request form is available at the student secretariat of the faculty or institute. The filled in form must be returned to the faculty or institute at least a month before the beginning of the academic year.

 

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unige.ch/dife/formalites/conge.html

 

TERMINATING THE REGISTRATION

It is also possible to interrupt your studies by terminating your registration, although this is not advisable. Your student status is then lost and you will have to go through the whole registration procedure again when you decide to resume your studies.

Important: if you are not a Swiss national and hold a temporary student permit, terminating your registration may lead to non-renewal of the permit.

 

picto_contact_violet.jpg  Contacts

——  Service des admissions
——  Office cantonal de la population, route de Chancy 88, Case Postale 2652, 1213 Onex, 1211 Genève 2, ocp(at)etat.ge.ch