It is possible to apply for a leave of absence semester for the following reasons:

  • Study abroad
  • Prolonged illness
  • Military service
  • Nursing of relatives
  • Pregnancy
  • Imprisonment
  • Practical employment fitting the study program's aims
  • Death of a family member
  • Other important reasons

Generally, the maximum duration for a leave of absence is 2 semesters.
Leave of absence semesters are not included when calculating the number of study semesters (i.e. foundation semesters/maximum study time). A leave of absence semester does not require an educational allowance semester.

The application form for a leave of absence can be downloaded here (in German language only) or obtained at the Student Registrar's Office (building R). Please submit it together with supporting evidentiary documents.
For further information, please contact Mr. Harlacher (building R, Room No. 10; E-Mail: studieninfo@hs-karlsruhe.de, Tel. (0721)925-1070.