Absence from Technion

A student who receives a scholarship for the entire academic year (October – September), is entitled to a one month vacation per year (with no accumulation), out of which two weeks at most during August and September.

Any vacation / absence of scholarship recipients, in Israel and abroad, has to be preapproved by a number of authorities, pending on the nature of the absence, as follows:

  • Any travel abroad for research purposes has to be preapproved by of the Advisor, the Head of the Departmental Undergraduate Studies Committee (for teaching assistants), the Head of the Academic Unit’s Graduate Studies Committee and by the Dean of the Graduate School. On any travel abroad, it is the scholarship recipients’ responsibility to ensure appropriate insurance coverage for the duration of their stay abroad, at their own expense.
  • Any vacation / absence from Technion of less than two weeks (14 days) has to be preapproved by the Advisor, the Head of the Departmental Undergraduate Studies Committee (for teaching assistants) and by the Head of the Academic Unit’s Graduate Studies Committee.
  • Any vacation / absence from Technion of two weeks (14 days) and above has to be preapproved by the Advisor, the Head of the Departmental Undergraduate Studies Committee (for teaching assistants), the Head of the Academic Unit’s Graduate Studies Committee and by the Dean of the Graduate School.

A letter has to be submitted with each request for an absence for a month and up. The letter will include the following: Importance of the absence, its connection to the research (if there is one), a special reference regarding scholarships should be made; will scholarship be continued / discontinued during the absence. In cases in which the scholarship will be continued, please address the following issues: will you receive / won’t receive any salary and / or funding and / or participation in expenses (from Technion resources / non Technion resources) during the absence period (Please detail the funding / participation in expenses amounts you will receive).

The letter should be approved and signed by your advisor and the head of the departmental graduate studies committee in addition to the signed request form.

Absence from Technion
Approving authority
research purposes *

(Participation in conference / academic internship / research collaboration etc.)
Any vacation / absence of less than 14 daysAny vacation / absence of 14 days and more
Advisor vvv
Head of the Departmental Undergraduate Studies Committee (for teaching assistants) vvv
Head of the Academic Unit's Graduate Studies Committee vvv
Dean of the Graduate School v-v

The request for absence from Technion is to be submitted through the Request for absence from Technion for scholarship recipients.