Exceptionally, at the motivated request of the doctoral student, a sabbatical for a maximum unbroken period of one year may be granted once only. The sabbatical must be part of the doctoral student's professional, study or personal project. During the sabbatical, the doctoral student shall suspend all activities related to their thesis work.
See eligibility requirements and procedure.
Doctoral students must send their complete application to the director of the doctoral school in which they are registered by no later than:
- 1 June for a sabbatical starting in September;
- 1 January for a sabbatical starting in March.
Download the sabbatical application file