Academic Leave of Absence

Students can apply for academic leave of absence due to a valid reason (section 61 subsection 1 of the Act on Higher Education of the Land of Baden-Württemberg (LHG)). As a rule, an academic leave of absence should not exceed two semesters. Students on leave keep their enrollment status at the University of Mannheim. 

Valid reasons for an academic leave of absence include:

  • an internship,
  • a semester abroad (not possible in case of an integrated semester abroad),
  • maternity leave, parental leave, or parenting,
  • health issues.