Leave of absence – University of Copenhagen

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Leave of absence

Apply for leave of absence

You can apply due to both academic and personal reasons

  • Leave of absence is generally granted for a maximum of 12 months at a time.
  • Valid reasons for leave of absence include occupational leave (related to the PhD project), Basic Medical Education (KBU), personal reasons and military service.
  • During the leave of absence you cannot participate in study related activities (participation in already planned courses may be granted an exemption).
  • Your leave of absence must be approved by your principal supervisor and the superior at your place of employment.

Processing time of your application is approximately 14 days.

Industrial PhD students must enclose a pre-approval from Innovation Fund Denmark.

Learn more about leave of absence in the Graduate School Rules and regulations.