Any temporary leave will be discounted from the time needed to complete the thesis. If the leave or accumulated leave totals four months, the Doctorate School shall reassign the PhD Student to the following period of enrolment/assessment, indicating this to the PhD student and the Academic Committee for the Programme.
In case of sick leave, maternity leave or any other cause covered by current law, if the PhD student wishes it to be calculated as such, he or she must inform the Doctorate School within one month from the start of the leave, and submit the corresponding certification.
In the case of other justified reasons, the PhD student may apply for temporary leave for a maximum period of one year, which can be extended for up to a further year. The application and its documentary justification must be directed to the Doctorate School, which will send it for assessment to the Committee designated for the purpose (see model application and decision).