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Part-time study

If you would like to utilize our teaching and support resources as a part-time student please apply for part-time status within the respective immatriculation or re-registration deadline, no later than at the start of the semester (April 1st or October 1st). Your semester fees and contributions remain unchanged during part-time studies.

A semester studied on a part-time basis will be counted as half of a subject semester (Fachsemester) and a full university semester (Hochschulsemester).

There will be no entitlement to a distinctive part-time study curriculum. Please contact the appropriate academic advisory team within your department in order to arrange the schedule for your part-time study.

To apply for part-time study, it is sufficient to submit the application in due time. Upon application, students may be exempted from the semester ticket on a semester-by-semester basis. The semester fees and contributions are to be paid on time for each re-registration.

Please submit your part-time study application form with the Student Administration office no later than at the start of the respective semester (April 1st or October 1st).

You can study part-time as long as you are enrolled. Please let us know before each re-registration deadline should you wish to continue your studies on a full-time basis again. A simple letter or e-mail is sufficient; no particular form is required.

Changing to a part-time study status could significantly effect benefits you may receive from bodies not affiliated with the university, such as but not limited to BAföG student aid, child benefits (Kindergeld), health insurance, residential entitlements, tax matters, residence permit. Please clarify in advance how part-time study may affect your benefits.

Applicants are automatically enrolled as part-time students for the entire program duration when the study program is exclusively geared toward part-time study while students are working or in an activity that takes a comparable amount of time, such as continuing education programs. A separate request for part-time study status is not necessary.

PhD/ Doctoral degree candidates are kindly requested to provide the application of part time study together with an additional approval issued by the respective doctoral committee.

Exemption from the semester ticket is only possible on a semester-by-semester basis and must be applied for in writing to the student administration office before paying the semester fees and contributions. An informal letter or e-mail is sufficient for this purpose; no particular form is required.