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Conditions for sabbatical leave

Who has the right to a sabbatical leave?

You can apply for sabbatical leave if you are admitted to a full-time programme. If you are admitted to a part-time programme or open university, you are not covered by the rules for sabbatical leave.

You will automatically be granted leave, if it is based on


The university may also grant a sabbatical leave:


Requirement of passed ECTS to be granted a sabbatical leave

You need to have passed the first year of your bachelor education or the first half year of your master’s degree programme before sabbatical leave can be granted. Unless extraordinary circumstances exist. Link to the rules about extraordinary circumstances.


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 05.12.2018