At the time of your exmatriculation, your rights and duties as a student and member of the university will end.
Please note: The particular semester during which your exmatriculation becomes effective, will count towards your current overall number of university semesters attended, as well as towards subject-specific semesters or leave-of absence semesters in case you applied for a leave of absence. Students cannot be reimbursed for any fees paid for the semester during which their exmatriculation becomes effective.
Upon exmatriculation, you will receive a letter of exmatriculation together with a Confirmation of period of study intended for gesetzliche deutsche Rentenversicherung as well as a Confirmation of programs studied.
1. Submitting a request for exmatriculation
Students themselves may, at any time, submit a request for exmatriculation
- to go into effect on the last day of the current semester or
- to become effective immediately.
You may submit your request for exmatriculation in person together with an official picture ID or send your request by mail to the SU 2 – Academic Registrar.
Your request for exmatriculation can only be processed, if the following documents are submitted in person or mailed to our office:
- Exmatriculation request form
(this form is unnecessary if you come to the office in person)
- your current Student ID Card, which must be returned or will be invalidated
2. Exmatriculation by act of law or ex officio
The university will exmatriculate students by act of law or ex officio.
- Students will be exmatriculated by act of law effective on the last day of the particular semester during which they passed their final examination for their degree program.
Please note: This form of exmatriculation will not take place, if you meet the requirements for Continuation of registration for the subsequent semester and if you request on time a Change of subject for a different degree program (e.g. a postgraduate degree program or another bachelor degree program, etc.).
Students will be exmatriculated by the university ex officio
- if, according to examination regulations, they failed to pass a mandatory pre-examination, intermediate examination or final examination on their last and final attempt or if, due to reasons they themselves are responsible for, they do not meet the prerequisites to submit an application to take one of these examinations.
(This form of exmatriculation will not take place, if they meet the requirements for Continuation of registration and if they on time request a Change of subject for a different degree program),
- if they did not apply for Continuation of registration in the required manner and within the required time frame,
- if they did not submit their formal proof of health insurance for students within the required time frame,
- if an obstacle to registration arises afterwards,
- if there are facts proving that their registration or continuation of registration occurred improperly.
Please note: If exmatriculation was initiated due to university regulations, students must return their current official student documents to the SU 2 – Academic Registrar within two weeks either in person or by mail free of charge.