Deadlines/ quarantine in A-kasse for newly graduates


I am soon graduating from my Master and I have been a member of an A-kasse fund for a full year. Does that mean I will start receiving the unemployment benefit right after my last exam (it is counted as a date of graduation, right?), or will I have to go through one-month quarantine? What are my deadlines in such case, please?

Thank you very much for your help.
in A-kasse for graduates by
edited by

1 Answer



because you have been member of an A-kasse for at least 1 year when you graduate, then you will not be given a quarantine.

So you will receive dagpenge from your graduation date. Your last exam will be counted as the date of graduation.

I assume there will be no thesis you have to defend orally after your last exam.

You must change your status in the A-kasse from student to graduate, at latest 14 days after graduation/your last exam.

You can do it before that - it is possible to change to graduate status few weeks/1 month before graduation date.

In my answer I assume that you meet the new residence requirement that came into force from January 1, 2019. You can read more about the residence requirement here:

Best regards,


Perfect, thanks!