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Unforeseen circumstances during pregnancy, birth and parental leave

If the pregnancy does not go as planned

If anything unforeseen happens during pregnancy, birth or parental leave that affects your ability to study and take exams, or results in the leave period being placed at an inconvenient time, you can apply for dispensation from current rules through your study board. Link to My studies.

You can read more about extraordinary conditions and dispensations here.


Examples of extraordinary conditions can be:

  • You become ill during pregnancy.
  • Or could not take the exam because of illness or birth.
  • You thought you would be able to take an exam, but on the day of the exam, your child becomes ill.
  • You or your child becomes ill and you are not able to return your studies as planned.


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