During the entire course of studies, a student can generally only request leave for a total duration of two semesters. Periods for maternity or parental leave (up to three years from childbirth or periods for care for close relatives) are not credited to such maximum leave.
In case of leave granted for studying abroad, the semesters of leave will generally not be credited to the regular/examination semesters, unless the credits and examination achievements obtained at the foreign university are credited to the student’s degree program.
No coursework may be completed and no examinations, with the exception of retake examinations, may be taken at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt during leave. This rule does not apply to students who were granted maternity/parental leave in their course of study.
For important information on submitting a request for a semester of leave, and in particular on giving reasons for justification of leave, please refer to the Statutes on enrollment.
Information for KU students who have children or are expecting a child
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Periods during which examinations must be taken or retaken are not interrupted or extended due to leave!