Graduate studies - Part-time, leave of absence and delay
The master’s programmes at the Faculty of Humanities is standardized to two years or four semesters. You may study part-time, and your student status will then be extended up to four years or eight semesters. It is also possible to apply for leave of absence.
Part time and leave
If you need a leave or wish to study part time, you must apply within the set deadlines. Part time study and leave may not be granted retroactively.
If you started your studies in Autumn 2010 or later, the following applies: You may not apply for part-time studies if you are in your fourth semester, but you may apply for one or two semesters extra as described below.
For parental leave, specific conditions apply.
Applies only to students who were admitted to a master’s program at the Faculty of Humanities Autumn 2010 or later
If you are delayed in your studies and you are unable to complete and submit the master’s thesis within the deadline determined by the department, you may apply for an extra semester. The application must include a work schedule for completion of the master’s thesis. This schedule must be approved and signed by your supervisor. The application including your schedule is to be submitted to the HF-studentinfo, and will be processed by the department where you are studying.
If you do not apply for an ekstra semester (5th semester) in order to complete your master thesis or if your application for an extra semester is not approved, your right to study will be revoked and all formal contact with your thesis adviser will cease.
If, however, one additional term is not sufficient, you may apply for one final term. The application must include an explanation for the delay and a new work schedule approved by the supervisor and confirmation from your supervisor that it is likely that you will be able to complete the thesis by the submission deadline. You need to show progress towards the completion of your master thesis during the approved extra semester (5th semester) of your Master's degree.The application should be submitted to the HF- studieinfo, and will be processed by the Faculty of Humanities.
If you are sick for the entire or the majority of the semester, the usual guidelines for leave applies.
If you do not apply for a final semester (6th semester) in order to complete your master thesis, if your application for a final semester is not approved or if you are unable to complete the master thesis by the deadline during that final semester, your right to study will be revoked and all formal contact with your thesis adviser will cease.
The deadlines for applying for an extra and last semester are 1. June and 1. December.