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What if I need to take a leave of absence from my studies for personal or medical reasons?
An F-1 or J-1 international student on a personal leave of absence may not remain in the United States. When approving a leave of absence, the appropriate department or school official should notify the NYU Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) and the student must depart the United States immediately.
International students requiring a leave of absence or permission to take less than a full course load for medical reasons are eligible to stay in the United States, subject to conditions set forth by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in accordance with information provided by a physician.
Students out of attendance who did not apply for a leave and who wish to return to NYU-SCPS must apply for readmission.Bookmark This Link