Leave of absence and illness

Candidates must correctly report approved leaves of absence, spanning a certain length, to extend both their funding and their period of research. This information is also required for candidates to register the correct time of completion of their doctoral degree.

Approved leaves of absence, longer absence due to illness, compulsory duties and part-time studies with prior approval are not taken into account when calculating the implementation time that the university reports to the ministry. As an employee at UiS, you have access to physical and psychological help through accupational health services.

The Studentombud is an independent entity at UiS who assists and advices students and PhD candidates in matters related to their study situation. The Studentombud contributes to that these matters are solved at a level as low as possible. The Studentombud does not comment on technical/scientific matters. You find the Studenombut at Kitty Kjellands Building, 2nd floor. The email address is: