8c) Can the relevant start date be adjusted when calculating the maximum employment duration?

​On request, the relevant start date can be postponed by at the most one year for calculation of the employment duration if one or more of the following reasons apply:

  • Maternity, paternity, adoption or parental leave;
  • Inability to work due to illness or accident;
  • Care duties;
  • Services for the general public, particularly military or civilian service;
  • Continuing education, particularly internships, clinical work;
  • ​​Compulsory participation in a doctoral school before starting work on the doctoral thesis