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Withdrawal from courses and exams

As a general rule, it is not possible to withdraw from a course or exam.

It is not possible to withdraw from a subject or an exam after you have registered. Therefore, it is important that you consider it carefully before registering and that you also read the pages here.

If extraordinary circumstances means that you need to withdraw from a course or an exam, you can petition your study board to be allowed to withdraw. You may apply for a waiver if an extraordinary condition prevents you from completing the course:


You use an exam attempt even if you don’t take the exam

You should also be aware that you use an exam attempt even if you don’t take the exam. This is also the case for re-examinations.

If you have questions in regard to this, you can contact Student services by e-mail:


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