Band 8 Letter Sample | Letter To Supervisor Requesting Leave Of Absence

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You are studying overseas. You need to return to your country before the end of the semester for a family event. Write a letter to your supervisor. In your letter:

  • Request time off
  • Explain why you need to leave early
  • Reassure him / her that your studies will not suffer

Band 8 IELTS letter sample

Dear Mr John,

I am writing to request leave of absence for a week towards the end of the current semester. As I have to attend my brother’s marriage on the 5th of October, I need to be at my home town from 3rd onwards. As you know, this semester will be over by October 10 and we have 2 weeks of study holidays before the examination.

I will make sure that I don’t miss anything taught in the class during my absence by collecting lecture notes from my friend James. I will be back in the hostel on the 10th of October. I assure you that my performance in the exam will not be affected at all. As you know, this is an important family function for me to attend and I really hope that you will give me the permission to leave.

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

Renjith K Jose

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