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Short Leave

Students must apply for short leave or medical leave through the SSM general office (NIE5-03-09) if they cannot attend classes on the following occasions:

  • On days when there are laboratory sessions
  • On days when quizzes or test are conducted during classes
  • On any other occasions that tutor(s) or lecturer(s) deemed as compulory for students' attendance


Application of leave on the following grounds will not be approved:

  • Returning to home country during festive periods e.g. Chinese New Year, Hari Raya, etc.
  • Participating in activities (in and outside campus) organized by students


Short Leave of Absence Applications for short leave must be submitted to the SSM office not later than 7 working days in advance of such leave. Students going on leave for competitions must submit an endorsed letter by their respective federations/ coaches/ high performance executives, together with the application form. Please note that this application for short leave does NOT apply for taking leave during the examination period. Taking leave during the examination period is strictly evaluated on a case-by-case basis and student must approach the SSM school coordinator for further advice by week 6 of the term.

Medical Leave 

Students who are granted medical leave on the various above-mentioned occasions must submit the medical certificate to the SSM general office. All medical certificates must be submitted not later than 7 working days after the medical leave. Otherwise, they will be deemed as absent and will be given zero mark for any test, quiz or assessment component missed.

Compassionate Leave

Students will be granted leave in the event of the demise of an immediate family member (defined to include parents, parents-in-law, spouse, children, siblings and grandparents).

Leave of absence on compassionate ground will be granted within 7 days of the death, and inclusive of Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday, and on the day of the funeral.

Application process

Students are to download the Short Leave Form, and submit this with the supporting document(s) to Ms. Julisa at the SSM General Office at NIE5-03-09 within the stipulated time frame.

If they had missed an assessment (e.g. quizzes or tests), they should additionally send a scanned copy of the supporting document(s) via email on the same day as the session missed. The course instructor may contact them to arrange for another session, if required.

Students must contact SSM General Office if they do not receive the outcome of their leave application via their NTU email address, after 5 working days.

Semester Leave

Students who require leave for one semester or more must apply through the OAS as long leave.
Visit the OAS website for more information about applying for semester leave.