Maximum duration of study

Maximum duration of study for Master's degree students

The maximum duration of study indicates how much time you have to complete your degree programme. The maximum duration of study for Master’s degree students at Faculty of Natural Sciences and Faculty of Technical Sciences is the prescribed period of study plus six months. You can see how your maximum duration of study is prescribed in the academic regulations.  You can find your academic regulation in the menu under 'Teaching' or at

If you do not complete your degree programme within this time frame, you will automatically be withdrawn from the degree programme.

  • The withdrawal will be effected irrespective of which and how many courses you have failed to pass, and regardless of whether you have used all your examination attempts within the prescribed period of study.
  • Your maximum duration of study will always expire on either September 1st or March 1st. You will receive a notification approximately 14 days before the expiry of your maximum duration of study. If you lack a result in the last exams, you must contact If you are automatically withdrawn from the degree programme, you will not receive further confirmation of the withdrawal.

In order to avoid withdrawal due to exceeding the maximum duration of study, we recommend you to be aware of your study progress throughout the whole degree programme. Also be aware, that the way you plan your study programme can affect whether you have time for three exam attempts within your maximum duration of study.
We recommend contacting the student counsellors, if you are in doubt about how to plan your degree programme best - and always if you have a specialised study programme. Find more information under 'Student Counselling' in the menu.

You can always see when your study programme must be completed at