Graduate studies - Reduced progression, 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.
Reduced progression and leave
If you need a leave or wish to study with reduced progression, you must apply within the set deadlines. Reduced progression and leave may not be granted retroactively.
You can not apply for reduced progression if you are in your fourth semester, but you may apply for one extra and a final semester as described below.
For parental leave, specific conditions apply.
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 by your supervisor. The application 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 semester. The application must include a new work schedule approved by the supervisor. 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 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 final semester are 1. June and 1. December.