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How do you apply for parental leave?

You apply for parental leave via SPOC


How to apply for parental leave

Through you can either inform Educational Law & Registration, that you want parental leave of absence or you can contact your study board if you want a dispensatio. You also need to inform in which period you want to take the parental leave.

  • If you would like a dispensation, you need to find the “dispensations” page  in SPOC.
  • If you want leave because of parental leave, you need to select “leave of absence” in SPOC.

In both cases, you need to attach a scan of your maternity journal or the birth certificate.

You might possibly contact your student counselling

It might be a good idea to discuss your parental leave plans with the counsellor in your programme. There might be circumstances in your programme that you should be aware of. For instance, there might be subjects that it might make sense to try to finish despite parental leave.


Do you need support?

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