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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Apply for a break in studies

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There are many reasons why a course of study is interrupted. In most cases, a holiday semester is requested for this purpose. If you also wish to apply for leave of absence, there must be an important reason for this.

Important reasons for taking leave include:

  • a pregnancy
  • a semester abroad
  • a temporary job offer

Each university decides for itself whether a leave of absence is granted in your case.

The advantage of a leave of absence is that you will remain enrolled. This means that you will keep your place of study. The holiday semester is not counted towards your regular study period. However, you are not entitled to benefits under the Federal Training Promotion Act (BAföG) during your leave of absence.

You can usually only apply for leave 2 times for a maximum of 2 semesters.

Would you like to pause your studies? You can find out what you need to consider during a holiday semester here.

Contact your university.

  • They are enrolled
  • There is an important reason for the leave of absence
  • Application
  • Proof that you have an important reason

You must submit the application in good time before each semester within the registration period.

If you interrupt your studies but do not apply for leave of absence or if it is rejected, this can lead to financial disadvantages. Your claim to BAföG expires during the interruption. In addition, this interruption is counted against your regular study period. If you exceed the standard study period, you will have to pay tuition fees.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Ministry of Economy, Science and Digitisation of saxony-Anhalt

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