Part-time studies

Degree programmes at HTW Berlin are generally full-time. However, circumstances may arise that prevent you from completing the full semester programme. You can then choose part-time enrolment, i.e. attend fewer courses per semester and thus extend the full-time degree programme. Part-time study makes it possible to combine study and work or study and family. For students with disabilities and chronic illnesses, part-time study can also be an alternative to full-time study in individual cases.

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Please note

  • If you are studying part time, it is up to you to put together your study programme plan. Questions relating to choosing modules should be addressed to your faculty administration or your study programme advisor.
  • The available teaching and support services can still be used during part-time studies. However, there is no entitlement to a special part-time study curriculum. Please contact the student counselling service in your department to coordinate the timetable for your part-time studies.
  • During part-time study, you will not receive any German state student grant or loan (BaföG), as your working time is not being fully used for studying (Section 2 no. 5 BAföG). Please obtain information from the BaföG office before applying for part-time study.
  • The periods of study that you complete on a part-time basis will be counted towards the regular period of study.
  • Part-time semester count as full university semester and half subject-related semester.
  • Exemption from the semester ticket due to part-time study is not possible. Information about the reasons for exemption from the semester ticket can be found on the AStA (Students' Union) website.
  • You can also complete the final semester part-time. However, part-time study has no effect on the length of time required to complete examinations, especially final theses.


Please submit the application for part-time studies available on the LSF by e-mail from your HTW account to the Student Service Centre by the stipulated deadline. You do not have to state any reasons in the application for part-time study.


Please change your part-time study status back to full-time study by the stipulated deadlines if you no longer wish to study part time. Please send the revocation of part-time studies form to the Student Service Centre by email  from your HTW-account. The form is also available on the LSF.

Do not forget to re-register!

Changing in part-time / full-time is only possible after proper re-registration for the respective semester. Also think about re-registration deadlines.

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