In order to mitigate hardship for students during the coronavirus pandemic, the individual standard periods of study and the deadlines for completing coursework and examinations (orientation examinations, intermediate exams, deadline for the maximum period of study) have been extended.
The extension of the individual standard period of study (see section 29 subsection 3a of the act on the higher education institutions in the Land of Baden-Württemberg (LHG) and the ordinance on the extension of the standard period of study of the Land of Baden-Württemberg (RegelstudienzeitverlängerungsVO)) is particularly important for students receiving BAföG funding since the maximum period for BAföG funding will be extended accordingly. Students who were enrolled in the spring semester 2020, fall semester 2020/
The President's Office decided that the individual standard period of study will not be extended for students who were on an academic leave of absence during these semesters. However, the students concerned may submit a request to the BAföG Office to have their period of BAföG funding extended, provided that they have serious personal reasons.
The extension of examination deadlines (see section 32 subsection 5a LHG) is relevant to all students who were enrolled in a program in the spring semester 2020, fall semester 2020/
In practical terms, this means that students who were enrolled in the spring semester 2020, fall semester 2020/
Please write an informal e-mail to your Student Services advisor if you wish to have your examination deadline extended. Please only reach out to us if you are currently studying in your last semester before the deadline expires (i.e., in the 9th subject-specific semester of a bachelor's program or in the 7th subject-specific semester of a master's program) and know that you will need to make use of the extension of the examination deadline in order to be able to complete your degree. Many times this is not necessary at all.
You can use the following e-mail template:
“In the spring semester 2020 / fall semester 2020/
It is not necessary to state any further reasons.
As soon as the fee has been received by the University of Mannheim, we will record the extension in the system and inform you via e-mail.
In case you are affected by the above mentioned regulation and you need more than the number of additional semester that have been granted for passing the orientation examination or completing your program, you need to send a standard request for extension of the maximum period of study/