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FAQ

Is the Graduate School open?

Yes, the Graduate School is open, and can be contacted by e-mail and telephone during the usual opening hours; 9-12 and 12.30-14.

Mail: phd@health.sdu.dk

Phone: +45  65 50 49 49 

What about my PhD defense?

The Faculty of Health Sciences highly recommends using Zoom for digital defenses. If you chose to use another system for a digital defense, the Graduate School cannot offer IT-support. 

Please see the guidelines for digital defense here

Can I apply for extension or leave of absence due to the COVID19 crisis?

During the COVID19 crisis, you may have been required to take on additional work than planned – if this is the case; contact the Graduate School to apply for an extension of your PhD period or leave of absence. You can find application forms here.

The Graduate School can only extend the enrolment, and not your employment. The place of employment may extend the employment – that is typically the hospital department or University department.

Additional work due to the COVID19 crisis will be accepted as a valid cause for the extension of the PhD period.  As always, applications will be handled individually.

Are PhD courses cancelled or postponed?

During the rest of 2020, PhD courses will be conducted either as planned or digitally – we will let you know if there are changes to your course.

I have been tested positive for COVID-19 after participating in a PhD course, what do I do?

All PhD courses are  been conducted according to SDUs rules regarding teaching and with social distance of 1 meter, but if your are tested positive for COVID-19 after participating in a PhD course, please contact the Graduate School as soon as possible.

The Graduate School will inform all participants in the course, and encourage all to get tested.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you must do the following:
Self-isolate until 48 hours after the symptoms have subsided, pay particular attention to hygiene and cleaning, and follow any instructions from your GP and health professionals.
Infected persons without any symptoms should self-isolate for 7 days following their test.

For more information on what to do, please read the guide Til dig, der er testet positiv for ny coronavirus (in Danish).

For students employed at SDU: If you are tested positive for COVID-19, please follow SDU's guidelines and contact your immediate manager.

For students NOT employed at SDU: If you are tested positive for COVID-19, please report at https://spoc.sdu.dk/logintype and make sure to follow the guidelines from your place of employment.

You can find more information here:
https://mitsdu.dk/en/service/coronavirus/coronavirus-student-faq https://sdunet.dk/en/personale/arbejdsmiljoe/coronavirus/medarbejder-faq

Can I still hand in my thesis?

The Graduate School is not closed, so yes, you can hand in your thesis. As always, please hand in via e-mail: phd@health.sdu.dk.

Find more information here.

I have received a grant for a research stay abroad, but my stay has to be postponed. Should I apply for funding again?

You do not need to submit a new application, just send us an e-mail with the new dates for your stay abroad. 

I have already paid for parts of my stay abroad (a deposit for rent, flight tickets etc.) that cannot be reimbursed – what do I do?

Please contact the Graduate School, phd@health.sdu.dk

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For more information, please see our general guidelines