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How to apply for a sabbatical leave

You apply for sabbatical leave through SPOC

You can apply for sabbatical leave by writing to Registration & Legality

Remember to supply documentation for one of the valid reasons stated below for granting sabbatical leave.

Applications are processed on an ongoing basis.


You can cancel your sabbatial leave within 14 days

If you regret applying for a sabbatical leave, you can cancel it within 14 days after the sabbatical leave has been granted (meaning the time when the decision was made). In this case, it needs to happen in writing to Registration & Legality via If you respect this deadline, you will be able to participate in classes and examinations.


If you want to end your sabbatical leave after the 14 days

You need to send an e-mail to Student services via  no later than the date on which you wish to discontinue your sabbatical leave. You cannot terminate the sabbatical leave retroactively

Please note that you can not participate in classes or prepare for examinations taking place in the semester where you interrupt your leave. However, you will be able to receive SU again after interrupting your leave. Link to the SU office.


Do you need support?

Contact Educational Law & Registration if you have any questions regarding the above mentioned rules. You can do this either via or by calling at 65501059 (between 10 a.m. and 12 a.m.).

Contact Student Services if you have questions about SU, Admission, SDU international, Syddansk Elite,  SPS and other services at SDU.

Contact the counselling at your studies if you need specific knowledge related to your study eg. knowledge about your study plan or how to write a dispensation application.

Contact the General Study counselling if you need guidance concerning general study topics such as study techniques, well-being or simply just find it hard to know who to go to with your questions.

Last Updated 07.02.2024