Extension to the regular 36-month PhD period


    Case A - up to 12 months (the maximum allowed by the DFG) can be granted in case of

    • Extended illness
    • Parenthood (irrespective of gender)
    • Another situation which would lead to an extended period (> 6 months) of inactivity or great impairment, such as adult care (to a next of kin)

      Case B - up to 6 months can be granted in case of

      • Major instrumental incident, reported timely through an alerting form
      • A change in the composition of the Thesis Committee beyond control of the student



      The request for an extension can be formulated on the last regular Thesis Committee meeting and needs to be forwarded immediately after said meeting.