The rationale behind granting intermissions is to allow students time away from their study to give them an opportunity to concentrate on non study related matters.
Intermission is normally granted for a period of no more than three months. Students can apply for intermission directly on the Web Enrolment System (WES) or by completing an Intermission Application form. You should always check your Monash email account for important information while you are on intermission.
If you wish to extend your intermission, you must re-apply in writing and the faculty will determine whether an extension is possible.
Sometimes extensions may be granted over and above the usual period. For example, a student may have had 3 months intermission for health reasons. Sometimes this period may be extended to allow a student to recuperate. The factors considered in granting an extension are whether, at the end of this time, it is likely the student will be fully recovered and able to return to study. If yes, the extra intermission may be approved. However, if it does not appear that the extra time will resolve the problem, it is more likely that withdrawal will be recommended until the student is in a position to return to studies.
Intermissions allow students time away from their study.
More information - Advice & advocacy
The staff of the Monash Postgraduate Association (MPA) provide confidential advice on supervision issues and any other difficulties you may be experiencing as a postgraduate student at Monash.
The best way to contact one of our Advocates is by via email. For those postgraduates located off-campus or studying via distance education, advice can be provided by email, and supported by phone calls (funded by the MPA).
Clayton - firstname.lastname@example.org
Caulfield - email@example.com