How much time do you need as a full-time university student? The University of Guelph's Academic Calendar suggests that students should spend 10-12 hours per week for every 0.50 credit course. For most full-time students, that equals 50-60 hours of study time per week!
If 60 hours per week seems high to you, you're not alone. Your own study time will depend on many factors, such as
Although relatively few students spend 60 hours each week on their courses, most full-time students spend 30-50 hours per week on their courses, with less time spent at the beginning of the semester and more time spent before midterms, exams and project deadlines.
Follow the steps below to find out how much time you have to study, how much time you need, and what to do if you don't have enough time.
Look at your final numbers from Step 1 and Step 2.
Here are some ways to manage:
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