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Illness

 

If you have fallen behind with your studies because of illness, you have the option of applying for supplementary monthly SU payments.

How do I apply?

If you wish to apply for supplementary monthly SU payments due to illness you must send the following to the SU Office at Aarhus University.

  1. You must complete an application at minSU à ‘Søg SU à Tillæg af klip’. When you have completed the application you must save the acknowledgement page, which must be uploaded together with the following:
  2. A medical certificate from a doctor or psychiatrist that states that you have been ill in a past period. The medical certificate must indicate that because of your illness you have not been able to be actively enrolled or your student engagement has been significantly reduced. 
    See the guidance on what the medical report must include.
    NB: Please note that a declaration from a psychologist does not constitute sufficient documentation – a psychologist’s declaration must always be supplemented with a medical certificate.
  3. Your own brief statement regarding what your illness has meant in terms of your active enrolment.

If you have fallen behind with your Master’s thesis

If you fall behind whilst writing your Master’s thesis, then in addition to the above you must attach documentation of this delay. Examples of such documentation are exemption for postponement of the submission deadline, your Master’s thesis contract and a new/revised Master’s thesis contract, or other official documentation of your expected submission date.

When can I apply?

You can apply for supplementary monthly payments when a deficit can be registered in the study administration systems. This means that the earliest you can apply for the current semester is when the examination period is over and all examinations have been registered, so we can see whether you have fallen behind in this semester. Generally speaking you can do this in February for the autumn semester and in August for the spring semester. 

Processing time for your application

The usual case processing time is six to eight weeks. This is subject to holiday periods and collection of further documentation.

If you are receiving a disability supplement 

Following a specific assessment of your circumstances it is possible to receive supplementary monthly payments for a period during which you have also been granted a disability supplement, e.g. in the event of a flare-up or worsening of your illness that means you will fall behind with your studies. The medical certificate must clearly state that things have got worse.

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