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Take responsibility for your study plan

It is important that you make sure this is done if you are unable to study full-time (30 ECTS credits per semester). For example, if you have:

  • Health problems
  • Illness in your family 
  • Other personal difficulties.

A number of options are available to you. For example, you can apply for an exemption from the requirement to study full-time. 

You are always welcome to contact your student counselling service, who will help you decide how to handle the situation.

See your study page for contact information for the student counselling service.

Example of an inquiry to the student ambassador

A student had suffered the effects of long-term illness in the immediate family. She lived with her family and assumed a great deal of the responsibility for them. She contracted stress and did not prioritise her studies highly enough. During this period, she failed to attend three exam attempts. She now had to apply for an exemption to be allowed a further exam attempt and to remain on the study programme.

The student ambassador offered advice on writing an application for an exemption, but also warned her that there was no guarantee that it would be accepted. It would have been better had she approached the University sooner, e.g. applied to withdraw from an exam or to study part-time.