Leave of Absence


According to the legal requirements of the Higher Education Act, students can be granted an holiday semester for important reasons. An important reason is a stay at a foreign university.

With the beginning of the winter semester 2015/16, a new comprehensive examination regulations came into effect, which allows students to complete examinations at RWTH Aachen even during a holiday semester (or practical semester) (§6 Abs. 8 ÜPO of 18.02.2016).


  • Is not counted towards the standard period of study


  • none

Detailed information can be found on the website of the Student Registry Office.