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Absence from compulsory activities

If you are ill or have another valid reason for being absent from compulsory activities in courses at the Faculty of Social Sciences, you may apply to get your absence approved or the compulsory activity may be postponed. For academic reasons, you may be required to complete another mandatory activity to replace the activity you have been absent from.

What is valid absence?

It is only illness or other substantial reasons that are considered valid reasons for absence or valid reasons for postponing a compulsory activity.

Some seminars allow you to be absent a certain number of times without having to apply for valid absence. You can find information about this on the course page.

Requirements for documentation

Absence or need for a postponed deadline must be documented with a doctor's certificate or other relevant documentation. You do not have to deliver documentation if the absence is due to colliding examinations at the University of Oslo.

The documentation must:

  • be original or certified copies
  • confirm absence/illness for specified dates (from date until date)

Deadline for applying

  • Within three days after the absence or deadline for submission of the compulsory activity.  
  • If the deadline expires on an official holiday or during the weekend, the deadline is extended until the next working day.
  • Valid documentation must also be submitted by this deadline.

How do I apply for valid absence?

Bachelor level courses (1000-3000-level)

You must submit the online form and the necessary documentation.

Application form

Submission of documentation:

You can:

  • Upload the documentation in the application form.
  • Deliver the documentation at SV-info.
  • Send the documentation by mail to: The Faculty of Social Sciences, Pb. 1084 Blindern, 0317 Oslo.

Be aware that the application form is not encrypted. Documentation containing sensitive information must be delivered at SV-info or by mail.

If you upload the documentation electronically, you may be required to show the original documentation.

Make sure it is clear that the documentation is regarding an application for valid absence if you send the documentation by mail.

The application will not be processed until all of the necessary documentation has been received. If the documentation is not delivered within the deadline, the application will be denied.

ECON-courses at the master level (4000-5000-level)

You must submit the online form and the necessary documentation.

Application form

Submission of documentation:

You can:

  • Upload the documentation in the application form. 
  • Deliver the documentation at the front desk on the 12th floor of Eilert Sundts hus. 
  • Send the documentation by mail to: Department of Economics, Pb. 1095 Blindern, 0317 Oslo.

Be aware that the application form is not encrypted. Documentation containing sensitive information must be delivered at the expedition or by mail.

If you upload the documentation electronically, you may be required to show the original documentation.

The application will not be processed until all of the necessary documentation has been received. If the documentation is not delivered within the deadline, the application will be denied.

    SOS-courses at the master level (4000-5000-level)

    You must submit the online form and the necessary documentation.

    Application form

    Application form

    Submission of documentation:

    You can:

    • Upload the documentation in the application form. 
    • Deliver the documentation at the department on the 2nd floor of Eilert Sundts house. 
    • Send the documentation by mail to: Department of Sociology and Human Geography, Pb. 1096 Blindern, 0317 Oslo.

    Be aware that the application form is not encrypted. Documentation containing sensitive information must be delivered at the expedition or by mail.

    If you upload the documentation electronically, you may be required to show the original documentation.

    The application will not be processed until all of the necessary documentation has been received. If the documentation is not delivered within the deadline, the application will be denied.

      STV/PECOS-courses at the master level (4000-5000-level)

      You must submit the online form and the necessary documentation.

      Application form

      Submission of documentation:

      You can:

      • Upload the documentation in the application form. 
      • Deliver the documentation at the department on the 7th floor of Eilert Sundts house. 
      • Send the documentation by mail to: Department of Political Science, Pb. 1097 Blindern, 0317 Oslo.

      Be aware that the application form is not encrypted. Documentation containing sensitive information must be delivered at the expedition or by mail.

      If you upload the documentation electronically, you may be required to show the original documentation.

      The application will not be processed until all of the necessary documentation has been received. If the documentation is not delivered within the deadline, the application will be denied.

        Other master level courses

        Contact the department responsible for the course if the absence is regarding a master level course at one of the following departments:

        Contact

        • Questions regarding bachelor level courses (1000-3000-level): SV-info

        • Questions regarding master level courses (4000-6000-level): Department/Centre

        Published Sep. 9, 2016 1:53 PM - Last modified Aug. 20, 2018 2:22 PM