Extension of the individual standard period of study

The increase of the individual standard period of study by one semester due to the restrictions caused by the Corona pandemic has been confirmed by the state of Lower Saxony and means that the standard period of study will increase by one semester for each student who was enrolled in the summer semester 2020, winter semester 2020/21 or summer semester 2021 and was not granted 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 only has 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 payment in total during the period mentioned (summer semester 2020 up to and including summer semester 2021), for example due to a hardship regulation.

The application for reimbursement of long-term tuition fees based on the legal regulation can be found here.

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