Maximum period of study

The general rule for first-time students beginning the first year of their bachelor's degree is the obligation of completing a total of 30 credits in their first two academic years. No validated, adapted or recognised credits from other courses may go towards the compute of this minimum number of credits. When calculating the years the students have to complete their studies, even if have not enrolled for a year, calendar years are counted.

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

Find below the list of  maximum year period of study in the UAB according to continuation of studies regulation on undergraduate studies:

  • If you enrol full-time, you will have up to 7 calendar years to complete your studies.
  • If you enrol once part-time, you will have up to 8 calendar years to complete your studies.
  • If you enrol twice part-time, you will have up to 9 calendar years to complete your studies.
  • If you enrol three times part-time, you will have up to calendar 10 years to complete your studies.
  • If you enrol four times part-time or more, 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 enrol in 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