Active Enrolment Requirements and Maximum Period of Study

Active Enrollment Requirements refer to how many ECTS points you must have passed in order to stay enrolled. Maximum period of study (deadlines/time frames) refers to how much time you have to complete your degree programme

Active Enrolment Requirements: 45 ECTS in an academic year (Applicable from 1.  September 2016)

You must pass exams weighting a minimum of 45 ECTS in an academic year. If you don’t comply with that rule, the university will contact you the following year with a warning that you must pass a minimum of 45 ECTS in the following academic year. If you fail to comply, you'll be withdrawn from your programme.

You may, however, save up ECTS in order for you not to have to pass 45 ECTS the following academic year. You may e.g. pas 60 ECTS in an academic year. This means that you need only pass 30 ECTS the following year..

Read more about how to understand the new rules.

Maximum Period of Study

There is a limit to how long you may take to complete your studies. This means that if you were enrolled on September 1st 2015 or later the following applies to you:

• On the Bachelor’s programme you may spend an additional one year after the maximum period of study (stipulated time) to complete your programme.
• On the Master’s programme you may spend an additional 6 months after the maximum period of study, to complete your programme.

If you were admitted before September 1st 2015, special deadlines apply.

If things do not go according to plan

If exceptional circumstances have been the reason for your not having been able to meet the demands of the Active Enrollment Requirements or the maximum period of study, you may apply for dispensation (exemption) from the rule/rules.

Read more about exceptional circumstances
Read about how to apply to your Study Board for exemption

Who may help?

If you have been delayed during your course of study, and therefore cannot comply with the rules of the Active Enrollment Requirements or the Maximum period of study, you are welcome to contact the Student Guidance Service.