Definition of self-study in English:

self-study

noun

mass noun
  • The devotion of time and attention to gaining knowledge of an academic subject without assistance from a teacher or tutor.

    ‘he furthered his education through self-study’
    • ‘Students undertake self-study between group meetings to satisfy perceived gaps in the knowledge base.’
    • ‘A good outcome requires discipline, self-study, and time.’
    • ‘These books are well-suited for teacher-aided instruction or self-study, and are especially useful to beginners.’
    • ‘The Foundation itself currently administers two online self-study courses and three online instructor-led classes.’
    • ‘Certain leadership traits, behaviors, and methods can be learned or acquired through experience, education, training, and self-study.’
    • ‘They are committed to using a self-study computer program.’
    • ‘The book is designed for self-study.’
    • ‘I'm pleased to say that as a result of all of that self-study, I came to discover a truly progressive side of my religion.’
    • ‘If you are doing self-study, there's just your computer screen to talk to.’
    • ‘I do a lot of self-study through journals and discussions with my peers.’