Education Academic Matters

Part-time studies

Applicants and students on a full-time bachelor or master programme at the University may request to switch to part-time student status when applying for/re-enrolling in the programme. For part-time students, the workload and annual ECTS credits is reduced by half and the maximum permitted duration of study is extended.

As far as permitted by the study plan, part-time students may choose the order in which they complete courses in their study programme. Certain restrictions may apply. Before requesting part-time student status, we would recommend that you talk to your Study Programme Director or Study Programme Administrator to discuss the available options and consequences.

  • If you are a third-country national and your residence permit is dependent on your student status you are not eligible for part-time student status.
  • Part-time status does not exempt you from the mandatory mobility period.
  • As a part-time student, you are required to enrol in courses corresponding to at least 30 ECTS credits per year of study, and you cannot enrol in courses corresponding to more than 40 ECTS credits per year of study.

For more information about the impact of part-time status on progression and the maximum duration of study, please contact your Study Programme Administrator.

How to apply
Anyone applying for a study programme may request part-time student status during their online application via the admission portal. Students already registered at the University can change their status during their re-enrolment for the upcoming semester.