Sample Leave letter requesting for one year study leave

What is a study leave letter?

A study leave letter, also referred to as a leave of absence letter for study purpose is a document written by an employee to request for time off from work to pursue an academic goal.  Your application for study leave should be well written and done in line with the stated policy of your country. This is a sample study leave letter requesting a year of study leave to study outside the country! As in most leave letters, please ensure that the letter contains the date you intend on leaving and when you intend on resuming back at your work place.

Here is the Sample Study Leave Application Letter

Insert your Address here

The Director
Ministry of Works
234 Langley street
Kuje, FCT Nigeria.

Dear Sir,

Request for one year study leave

I wish to request for a one year study leave starting on August 24th 2015! During my leave I will be pursuing a Master of Engineering program at McMaster University in Canada! The program commences on Sept 3rd 2015!

I believer that once I complete my MEng program, I will be of more value to the company! Should my leave be granted,I hope to resume to the office after my leave on August 26th 2016!

Thank you for giving me an opportunity to serve this company.

A photocopy of my admission letter is attached.


Yours faithfully,

Daniel Babeke

Pls remember to sign your letter


Some points to note when writing a study leave letter

When writing a study leave letter, it is important to understand the policy of your company about study leaves. Do not apply for study leave for longer than the stipulated period unless you have received some form of approval from the management.

I would suggest that you present your study leave letter at the appropriate time. Do not apply when it is too early to determine whether you will get the admission or not. At the same time, do not wait until it is too late for the management to provide you with a letter especially if you would be needing it for your visa interview. If your study is outside the country, you will need this formal response as one of your supporting documents as you apply for a study permit.

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28 thoughts on “Sample Leave letter requesting for one year study leave

  1. Nomakhaya Mavis Damani - Sonkwala

    Please send me example of. Letter requesting for one year study leave. I will be studying for Advanced midwifery at University of Free State as from 2017,January till December 2017.I am currently working as a professional nurse in the maternity ward as from 1st Oct 2014 till now, and 1st October 2016 I will be finishing 2yrs being employed at this hospital.

  2. Jerry H. Fracquiles

    To Whom It May Concern:

    Thank you so much for posting these samples. It helped me a lot since I am presently been required to write a Letter of Intent for my Study Leave for my Masters Degree.

    May you post more informative blogs to this site.

    Thank and God bless you.

    Gratefully yours.


  3. Nombulelo Manciya

    Kindly please assist me I want to write an application letter for a 4 year course in working as an auxiliary nurse at the clinic.

  4. Piyumi

    want to write study leave application for ( without pay )one year to officers and general manager

    Pls send me sample of such study leave application at my mail

  5. Nombulelo

    Please assist me I want to right a 1year study leave letter. I am a care giver for now and I want to do a 4year nursing course. Thank u.

  6. Maridel O. Tan

    Kindly please assist me to write letter of intent study leave for 2months. I will enroll this coming second semester Thesis 2 Master of Arts in Nursing -Administration and supervision.This is need of my position as senior nurse and promotion. DOH and ISO required.


    My intention is to further my education at the masters level for 2 years period and I want you to help me write to my employers a study leave letter about my intention.starting from 2017 to 2018. ( with pay)

  8. Nilanga

    Please assist me I want to Study leave Request Letter .For Every Thursday 1.00Pm-5.00pm Within Four university.Please Reply Soon.

  9. Maggs

    Hello, can you kindly please help me proof read and grammar check my study leave extension letter

    I am writing to you requesting for extension of my study leave until December 2017. I took study leave from the Ministry in February 2016, in order to get my honours degree in my hounours degree in Environmental and Geographical Science, agreeing to return in December 2016. I am almost complete with and I will be graduating on schedule by December, 2016.

    I was subsequently offered the opportunity and a scholarship to to study for a Masters degree in Environmental and Geographical Science specializing in Climate Change and Sustainable Development. The program commences on January 2017 to December 2017and an extension of my study leave with one year would afford me the opportunity to obtain my masters degree.

    Should my educational leave extension be approved ,up on completion of my studies I will continue my work at the Ministry. My education will be very useful in serving the ministry and would improve my skills as a professional.

    I have attached my admission letter for the masters program and will be happy to provide any other documents you may need to support my request.
    Yours Sincerely

  10. Askari

    How to write a letter to the principle, to give me one month time to get my certificates from other country due to the separation of two states in my country. So I could not receive my graduation certificate.

  11. Guno

    I want to write a study leave application to the principal to exempt me from attending coaching classes which are going to be held in January. So that I can get more time to study and prepare for my boards. Please help me.

  12. malebogo mofokeng

    please assist me on how to write motivation letter requesting department to approve my application to grant me bussary to do diploma in nursing im currently working as auxiliary nurse

  13. Shodipo ismail

    Hello Sir/Madam,
    I want you to give a sample or format of leave letter in order to apply for canada admission sir.
    Can I write my study leave now because I want to use it as a supporting documents for Canada study permit but the admission is still next year may

    I am looking forward to hear from you as soon as possible


  14. Robson

    Please send me a sample of a five (5) years study leave taking place from 15th January, 2018 to 27th December, 2022 tanks

  15. Md. Tarequl Hasan Ifti

    Please send me a sample of a Two (2+) years study leave taking place from 1st January, 2019 to 30th June, 2021 for MBA Program at Canadian University.


  16. Mac

    Please help me compose a study leave letter for PGD part-time program… I have work for two years till date and I want to apply for this leave to run the program while I do my job.

    My Email is attached in the request column



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