Well I can relate. I studied hard and found it difficult to be in a relationship and focused on studying at the same time. I had a difficult major and on top of that I squeezed about 8 years of college into 6 years. I can relate to "studying coming first". I couldn't afford to have to repeat a class or to get a bad grade. // Fast forward a couple of decades and I am very successful. // So back to your question. He very well might want to concentrate on school. If he says he still loves you he probably does. Sit back and see how it goes from here. Keep in touch with him but don't stress out over the situation.
If he says he needs a brake then get ur foot on the clutch and sit him down... let him explain what he really meant. a break can last forever he can pass an exam without a break wid less chatting, calls and sex
this exact thing happened to me. He even added the part about still loving me as well. from personal experience, I think he's being honest. My boyfriend and I got back together after a week of taking a break, and the break actually helped us if anything because we both missed each other. dw about it too much. it will be fine. he probably just really needs to fucs on school