The Binding Study Advice (BSA) is part of a series of measures that increase a student’s chances of successfully completing a programme on time. The faculty uses the BSA to specify the extent to which a student – after the first year of study – has the motivation and abilities to successfully complete the programme.
In order to obtain the standard minimum of 48 ECTS (24 ECTS for part-time students), you will receive the necessary support. For example, every student is assigned a lecturer as a tutor. The tutor's primary task is to discuss your study progress and choices.
In addition, your programme’s study adviser can help you with study-related problems. Should you experience problems due to personal circumstances, it is important that you inform the study adviser immediately, even if you are not sure what the consequences might be for your academic performance.
During the first year, you will receive multiple notices regarding your study progress: in December and February. Based on these, you may want to make an appointment with the study adviser or decide to prematurely end your enrolment in the programme.
At the end of July, the faculty will give you a positive or provisional negative BSA, which states whether or not you can continue your studies.
To help you assess your current study progress, you can make use of the study progress chart that you can download below. In this chart, you will find information regarding a more challenging programme, extra support, training and workshops, and the BSA procedure.