Maximum period of study

Maximum period of study

The general rule for first-time students beginning the first year of their Bachelor's degree is the obligation to complete a total of 30 credits in their first two academic years. No validated, adapted or recognised credits from other courses will be considered in the calculation of this minimum number of credits.

Students studying full time have a maximum of three additional years to those stated in the degree syllabus to complete their studies. Students studying part time have a maximum of three additional years to those stated in the degree syllabus (slow route option) to complete their studies. If the study mode is modified while the student is studying for the degree, the student will have two years to complete each of the courses in which they enrol in a part-time study mode, and under no circumstances can they surpass the amount of time given for part-time students.

Calendar years are used when calculating the years the students have to complete their studies, and so even if students fail to register in any particular year, that year is still counted. 

Transitional Provision: the caluculation of the number of years the students have to complete their studies, in accordance with article 133 of the academic regulations, is applicable from the 2015-2016 academic year.

Below is the list of  maximum years of study at the UAB according to the regulation on continuation of undergraduate studies:
•    If you register as a full-time student, you will have up to 7 calendar years to complete your studies.
•    If you register once as a part-time student, you will have up to 8 calendar years to complete your studies.
•    If you register twice as a part-time student, you will have up to 9 calendar years to complete your studies.
•    If you register three times as a part-time student, you will have up to calendar 10 years to complete your studies.
•    If you register four times or more as a part-time student, you will have up to 11 calendar years to complete your studies.

All students are granted three years to complete their Master's degree studies and four years if they register for additional training courses. In the case of Master's degrees worth between 90 and 120 credits, full-time students have four years to complete the degree and part-time students are granted one additional year.

Related documents

UAB legislation for the degrees regulated by the Royal Decree 1393/2007