BMBF: Contract Prolongations

Due to the current exceptional situation, the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (WissZeitVG) has been supplemented by a temporary transitional arrangement: The maximum limits for scientific personnel in their qualification phase will be extended for the period of pandemic-related restrictions on university and scientific operations. Employment relationships for qualification purposes that exist between 1 March 2020 and 30 September 2020 may be extended by an additional six months.


More information online (in German)

Press release of the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany (in German)

Information on the application of the law at the University of Magdeburg (in German)

Last Modification: 12.06.2020 - Contact Person: Dr. Barbara Witter