Faculty of Humanities

Extending your period of study

All students registered at the University of Bern for a bachelor's or master's degree program may file a request for an extension of their period of study.

Submit your requests as follows:

  • Bachelor's: in the ninth semester
  • Master's: in the eigth semester

The major subject is the one that counts here. You do not need to submit an additional request for the minor.

The institute associated with your major subject must approve the request by stamping and signing it. If you enclose a letter with the request showing further plans for studies, the student advice service at your institute has to validate this.

The "Request for extension of period of study" form can be found here.

As soon as the Dean's office approves the extension of the period of study, we will notify you automatically via e-mail. This may take a few weeks.

Extra study fees from semester 13

If you haven't finished your studies after 13 semesters, the study fees double up each extra semester.

University management can dispense these extra fees.

For more information, a check list etc. please see ZIB, and Link.

The ZIB will contact you one semester in advance.