Parental leave and adoption
If you become a parent during your education programme, you have different options for taking a break from your studies.
You can apply for parental leave. Parental leave is a period during which you have the right to be exempted from teaching and exams. During this period, you also have the option of being paid parental benefit. Contact an SU supervisor if you would like to hear more about the possibility of parental leave during the education programme.
When your parental period is over, you automatically resume your studies. You can contact a student counsellor to make a plan for the rest of your study time.
If you wish to apply for at leave of absence, other rules apply. You can read more about leave of absence here.
The rules for parental leave also apply in the case of adoption.
How to apply
To apply for parental leave, you must fill out an application form. Have your medical reord of pregnancy ready to upload along with your application.