Extension of the individual standard period of study

The increase in the individual standard period of study due to the restrictions imposed by the Corona pandemic has been confirmed by the state of Lower Saxony and means that the standard period of study will be increased by three semesters for each student who was enrolled in the summer semester 2020, winter semester 2020/21 and summer semester 2021 and who did not take a leave of absence.

If applicable, this may result in a refund of long-term tuition fees already paid if they were assessed for payment for the first time in the summer semester 2020, winter semester 2020/21 or summer semester 2021 and no refund has been made.

The extension of the individual standard period of study will only have the effect of exempting you from paying fees if you were liable to pay fees for the first time at the end of the WS 2019/20 at the earliest (thus at the end of the summer semester 2020) or will become liable to pay fees in the future and were not already exempt from paying fees in total during the period mentioned (summer semester 2020 up to and including summer semester 2021), for example due to a hardship regulation.

You can find the application for reimbursement here.

If you have any questions, please contact us by phone at 807-7000 or by mail i-amt(at)hs-emden-leer.de.