There are many different reasons why students are not able to study full-time. For many students, only part-time study is an option for personal, professional or financial reasons. We show you which options are available and what the biggest differences are compared to full-time studies.
In order to give as many students as possible access to an academic degree, it has been possible for some time to study part-time. Part-time studies can be completed while having a family and a job. Part-time study at a university means extending a full-time course of study by a maximum of twice the number of semesters. The standard period of study is extended and only half of the normally scheduled work must be completed per semester. A bachelor's degree, which lasts 6 semesters as a full-time program, can last between 8 and 12 semesters as a part-time program.