Regulations

Standard period of study

The standard period of study is eight semesters in the BA program and four semesters in the MA program and corresponds to the curricula.

This time serves to positively complete all courses incl. the final examinations and the defense of the written thesis.

 

Semester repetition

Up to two semester repetitions are possible per course of study, for which comprehensible reasons must be given (e.g. failure to complete missing courses due to illness, etc.).

A semester repetition is not automatically approved, it is only granted after a formal request and approval by three parties:

- the lecturer of the major artistic subject (MAJ)

- the head of the institute

- the Dean's Office

Before submitting the application to the Student Services, the signatures of the lecturer(s) of the MAJ and the head of the institute must be obtained. Submission to Student Services is via email to studium@bruckneruni.at. The approval/decision by the Dean's Office is then taken care of by the Student Services.

A semester repetition can be applied for with MAJ or without MAJ. If the final artistic performance has already been completed, a semester repetition will only be approved without MAJ, as there is no entitlement for MAJ tuition any more.

Within the study duration of eight semesters in the BA or four semesters in the MA as well as the maximum of two semester repetitions approved on application, ALL courses and (final) examinations must be completed. Excluded from this is the BA or MA thesis including its defense.

See further enrolment in the examination phase.

You can find the form (“Ansuchen um Semesterwiederholung”) here:
https://www.bruckneruni.at/fileadmin/user_upload/02_Studienbuero/Formulare/Ansuchen/05_Ansuchen_Semesterwiederholung.pdf

For students at institute IDA:

https://www.bruckneruni.at/fileadmin/user_upload/02_Studienbuero/Formulare/05_Ansuchen_Semesterwiederholung_IDA.pdf

If the application is submitted within the late enrolment period, a fee of €50 is due.

 

Continued enrolment in the examination phase

You must apply for continued enrolment in the examination phase if you are unable to complete your BA or MA thesis within the two possible semester repeats. A maximum of four semesters of continued enrolment in the examination phase are possible; they are exclusively for the purpose of writing the final thesis. ALL courses and (final) exams be completed beforehand.

The application can be submitted informally by e-mail to the Student Services (studium@bruckneruni.at); please include the relevant head of the institute in cc.

If the application is submitted within the late enrolment period, a fee of €50 is due.

 

Time after the last semester of study

On the day of completion of the last examination in the study program (regardless of whether this is a course, the final artistic performance or the defense), the enrolment in the study program ends.

If the studies are terminated by the end of the extended enrolment period of October 31 related to the previous summer semester, no application for semester repetition or continued enrolment in the examination phase must be submitted.

If the studies are terminated by the end of the extended enrolment period of March 31 in relation to the previous winter semester, no application for semester repetition or continued enrolment in the examination phase must be submitted.

During this period, no lectures can be attended or completed, only the final examinations (as specified in the study plans) can be taken.

If the studies are completed by the end of the extended enrolment period, no additional tuition fee has to be paid and the completion of the degree is still formally valid for the respective last semester of studies.

If the last examination cannot be completed by October 31 or March 31 (usually the defense of the written thesis), the tuition fee including the post-enrolment fee must be paid in arrears. In addition, the required application (semester repetition or continued enrolment in the examination phase) must be submitted.

 

Semester of leave

A maximum of two semesters of leave may be granted in justified and reasonable cases.

A semester of leave is not automatically granted, but requires formal application and approval by three parties:

- the lecturer of the major artistic subject (MAJ)

- the head of the institute

- the Dean's Office

Before submitting the application to the Student Services, the signatures of the MAJ lecturer(s) and the head of the institute must be obtained. Submission to Student Services is via email to studium@bruckneruni.at. The approval/decision by the Dean's Office is then taken care of by the Student Services.

The ÖH (Student Association) fee must be paid during a semester of leave, but not the tuition fee. During a semester of leave, no courses can be attended and completed and no exams can be taken.

You can find the form (“Ansuchen um Beurlaubung”) here: https://www.bruckneruni.at/fileadmin/user_upload/02_Studienbuero/Formulare/02_Ansuchen_Beurlaubung.pdf

For students of institute IDA:

https://www.bruckneruni.at/fileadmin/user_upload/02_Studienbuero/Formulare/02_Ansuchen_Beurlaubung_IDA.pdf

If the application is submitted within the late enrolment period, a fee of €50 is due.

 

Shortening of study time

If you wish to complete your studies early, you may apply for a shortening of study time. If granted, you will be formally transferred from the semester in which you are currently enrolled to the last regular semester of study. Such a request will only be approved if you are near completion of all courses and examinations, including the defense.

The request for a shortening of study time must be approved by three parties:

- the lecturer of the major artistic subject (MAJ)

- the head of the institute

- the Dean's Office

Before submitting the application to the Student Services, the signatures of the MAJ lecturer(s) and the head of the institute must be obtained. Submission to Student Services is via email to studium@bruckneruni.at. The approval/decision by the Dean's Office is then taken care of by the Student Services.

The form (“Ansuchen um Studienverkürzung”) can be found here: https://www.bruckneruni.at/fileadmin/user_upload/02_Studienbuero/Formulare/04_Ansuchen_Studienzeitverkuerzung.pdf

For students of institute IDA:
https://www.bruckneruni.at/fileadmin/user_upload/02_Studienbuero/Formulare/04_Ansuchen_Studienzeitverkuerzung_IDA.pdf

If the application is submitted within the late enrolment period, a fee of €50 is due.