Leave of absence

Leave of Absence

A PhD student may apply for leave of absence from the Doctoral School. Applications for leave of absence must be sent to the Doctoral School. A leave of absence will normally be granted in relation to the following: 

  • Illness
  • Childbirth
  • Military service etc.

Leave of absence means that the applicant’s PhD program is prolonged by the duration of the leave of absence. If the leave is due to PhD related activities the leave must be for a period of minimum three months. Please note that an application for leave must generally be received by the Doctoral School no later than one month before the beginning of the leave.

Please note that if you are employed, the HR department will require additional forms to be completed.

Application form for the Doctoral School.