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Academic Leave of Absence (germ. Urlaubssemester)

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If you wish to take an academic leave of absence – be it during your pregnancy or after giving a birth, you might want to check whether prolonging your studies or leave of absence is better suited to your individual situation. The fathers are eligible to request leave of absence as well. There are several things/details you need to be aware of. The Registration Regulations of Viadrina regulates the grounds for, and the duration of an academic leave. The academic leave can be no more than six semesters in length. Requests for a leave of absence from your studies can be made to the Registration Office.