Duration of studies and right to study

By selecting a degree programme you are able to see the general content as well as the possible degree programme-specific content. You do not have to select a degree programme to see the Open University's instructions.


Frequently asked questions

When should I apply for an extension to my study right?
The faculties usually have a date in spring before when you can apply for an extension. But there is flexibility in the application. Applications submitted before the given date will be processed before the end of the academic year. You can continuously apply for an extension. The processing time is usually a few weeks.

If you are planning on taking a break from your studies, you should apply for an extension only when you are planning on actively pursuing your studies again. An extension can be granted also after your study right has ended.
How do I register as attending/non-attending?
Instructions for the registration period, other times, those who have registered as non-attending, those whose study right is not active, doctoral students, those who have registered as non-attending for the first year of study and those who register for one term.