14. Time Limits on Degrees

Graduate students proceeding to the Master's degree must complete their work within four years of the date of their first registration as a candidate, and those proceeding to the Doctoral degree must complete their work within seven years. 

For a Master's degree taken entirely on a part-time basis, the time limit for completion is five years from the date of first registration as a candidate. For the PhD degree taken entirely on a part-time basis, the time limit for completion is seven years. In both cases, the student will be required to submit a study plan at the beginning of the part-time degree.

An extension to the time limit may be granted to a student in exceptional circumstances, subject to the recommendation of the Director of Graduate Studies in the GAU concerned and the supervisor(s) recommending such an extension. This recommendation of the GAU must be forwarded to the Dean of Graduate Studies and the decision to grant or deny the extension shall be at the discretion of the Dean of the SGS and shall be communicated in writing.