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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.

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


Due to the situation no consultation hours are offered. You can reach us by mail and telephone.

Office for Student Affairs

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VWG Building, Ground floor
Office hours: Mon, Tue, Thu 9 a.m. - 12 p.m, Wed 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
+49 (0)421 218-61110
contact us (in German)

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.


Leave of Absence

Parental leave, illness or release from course work 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).


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.


Rounding off your studies – graduation

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


Change of Address

Please inform the Student Office if your address has changed and, if necessary, your examination office.


Change of Name

Please inform the Student Office if your name is changed and, if necessary, your examination office.




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

International students

[Translate to English:] internationale Studierende

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. 

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.