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There are a lot of things students have to take care of: Renewal of enrollment, a possible leave of absence, and much more. In all this, deadlines must be respected or applications filled in.

All students must complete the formalities on this website for their studies, regardless of whether they come from abroad or from Germany. If you are am international student, please also check the formalities-website for international students.

For questions and information on general student administration, please contact the Student Office.


Student Office
Do you have any questions? Our FAQ (in German) will help you.

VWG Building, Ground  floor

Personal and telephone office hours:
Mon, Thu 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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+49 (0)421 218-61110

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Enrollment Renewal and Semester Contribution

Each semester, students must confirm renewal of their enrollment by transferring the semester contribution. The enrollment renewal deadlines for the summer and winter semester are February 15 and August 15 respectively.


Change of Subject or University

Once a study decision has been made, it is fortunately not binding: You may notice during your studies that you have not made the right choice.

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Leave of Absence

Parental leave or illness are good reasons for taking a vacation semester during studies. But even without reason, you can take a leave of absence for 2 semesters. No course work may be undertaken in the semester when you are on leave (exception: parental leave).


Health Insurance

For enrollment, all students need a certificate of health insurance.

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Change of Name and Address

To ensure that you receive your certificate of study and your semester ticket in time, please notify us of your change of address or name in good time on the moin portal. You can find the corresponding application in the moin portal.

Rounding off your studies – graduation

We explain what you have to do when rounding off your studies.



For these operations you make the appropriate applications via moin:

  • Change of name or address
  • Application for a holiday semester and/or an exemption from the semester ticket
  • Application for Reimbursement of the tuition fees
  • Application for preparation of semester documents
  • De-registration

For these operations, download the applications directly here:

An overview of the relevant laws can be found in the legal collection.

Formalities for International Students

The formalities on this website must be completed by all students in the course of their studies, regardless of whether they come from abroad or from Germany. 

On the formalities-website for international students you will find information about visas, residence permits, confirmation of registration, health insurance and much more on the website “Formalities for International Students”. The semester fee, semester ticket, Stud.IP and the establishment of an e-mail account are also explained.