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
- Parental leave. Read more about the rules for parental leave here
- Military service/UN-services, cf. the centrally established rules
The university may also grant a sabbatical leave:
- If extraordinary circumstances exist. Read more about extraordinary circumstances here.
- If you are participating in the pre-graduate research training programme (pre-graduate research) period at the Faculty of Health Sciences. Link to my studies.
- If you are an elite athlete, president in an organisation under Danish Youth Council, or entrepreneur. Link to the page about special exemption possibilities.
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 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.