Take a break from your studies - holiday semester instead of dropping out

You want to or have to take a break from your studies? Sometime, this might be the better solution than dropping out of university. There are multifaceted reasons for a holiday semester.


Are you temporarily impaired due to a disease?

Do you have to care for close family members?

Are you pregnant, in maternity protection or on maternity leave?

Are you planning to go abroad to spend a semester at a foreign university following your curriculum?


You keep your status as a student while being on a holiday semester and your permitted time to complete your studies will not be extended.

You can find all relevant information on the webpage of your institution.