Part-Time-Study


PART-TIME STUDY IN ACCORDANCE WITH §9 OF HESSEN’S ENROLMENT REGULATION  (IMMATRIKULATIONSVERORDNUNG) ( §9 ImmaVerordnung des Landes Hessen)


Applicants and students can enroll for part-time study in non restricted-admission Bachelor’s degree courses, provided that this is not excluded by the assessment regulations (Prüfungsordnung) and provided they cannot complete the degree course as full-time students due to employment, care of dependent relatives, a disability or chronic illness which affects their studies or other similar compelling reasons.

  • As a rule, proof must be provided that the employment relationship comprises a regular weekly working period of a minimum of 14 and maximum of 28 hours.
  • As a rule, bringing up a child aged 10 years and under or proven care of close relatives with an assigned care level (Pflegestufe) are classed as ‘care of dependent relatives’.
  • A disability or chronic illness must be documented by a medical certificate (ärztliche Bescheinigung).
  • An example for a ‘compelling reason’ would be any membership of University bodies, the student body (Studierendenschaft) or student services (Studentenwerk) which involves a considerable time commitment.
  • Part-time study may be commenced and repeatedly continued in every semester within the standard prescribed period of study, whereby the maximum extension of the study period must not exceed twice the standard prescribed period of study.


Appropriate documentary evidence must be submitted together with the application.

Important note for BAföG student loan recipients:

As part-time study does not normally qualify for funding, we recommend that, before deciding on part-time study, you contact the Amt für Ausbildungsförderung for advice on the possible consequences and on further funding: Studentenwerk Frankfurt