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Termination of enrollment (Exmatrikulation)

Exmatrikulation means that you completely drop out of your degree program and quit your affiliation to our university. Cancelling enrollment removes all fees and indicated the return of the Student ID card plus Semesterticket. Please consider that cancelling your enrollment will remove all your TU Berlin courses and permission to use university facilities and resources. If you cancel your enrolment, it is critical to make an informed decision.

Termination by the student

It can happen that you have to terminate your enrollment due to unforeseen circumstances or special reasons.

However, we strongly encourage you to visit with an academic advisor (Allgemeine Studienberatung) before cancelling your enrollment as part of making an informed decision that could have far reaching consequences, e.g. financial aid, insurance eligibility, residency etc. Please also check with your insurance company or other entities that might need verification of your enrollment before proceeding.

How to terminate an enrollment:

To cancel your enrollment download and fill in the termination form which is available here (see sidebar) or in Campus Center. Submit the form your plus the following documents either during office hours in our Campus Center or via mail (address is stated on the form):

Effective date: End of the semester

  • Form "Antrag auf Exmatrikulation"
  • Student ID-Card ("Campus Karte/Studierendenausweis") - return after the end of the semester

If re-registration is already done:

  • Form "Antrag auf Exmatrikulation"
  • Semesterticket
  • Student ID-Card ("Campus Karte/Studierendenausweis") - return after the end of the semester
  • Form "Antrag auf Erstattung von Gebühren und Beiträgen" (refund of admistrative fees)


Effective date: During the semester

  • Form "Antrag auf Exmatrikulation"
  • Student ID-Card ("Campus Karte/Studierendenausweis")
  • Form "Antrag auf Erstattung von Gebühren und Beiträgen" (refund of admistrative fees)

Whenn the process is done, you will receive a certification about the termination of your enrollment at TU Berlin. If you need a replacement of this certification, because you have lost the original, you can get it in Campus Center. Please regard that 10,23 will be due per copy. This fee is payable in cash during the office hours by the "Universitätskasse" (TU main building) or by bank transfer to the bank account of TU Berlin for "Allgemeiner Zahlungsverkehr". Please submit the proof of payment in Campus Center as well.

Termination by the TU Berlin (ex officio)

The TU Berlin maintains the right to terminate a student’s enrollment in a program for a variety of reasons including:

  • None or re-registration after date of expiration
  • If you have ignored the request to pay the administrative fees and have not arranged a payment despite receiving formal reminders from TU Berlin
  • On occasion of re-registration you missed to provide the required documents (check corresponding information on your re-registration request)
  • You have definitively failed a prescribed final examination
  • If you have passed the final exam. The completion of exams, in the sense of this provision, is the day on which the student is advised that the transcript is ready for collection. "Exmatrikulation" takes effect two months later. If you apply to enroll for studies on a different course with professional qualifications or for extension studies within this deadline, the termination of enrollment only takes effect upon rejection of such an application
  • You have ignored the request of your your program-specific counselling service (e.g. in case of poor academic perfomance) and if you have failed to comply the arrangements of your program-specific counselling service
  • Disciplinary measures apply to §16 II 4 Berliner Hochschulgesetz

Things to consider

  • If the termination of enrollment takes effect within 6 weeks of the start of the lecture period, the relevant semester is not included; however, results obtained in this period retain their validity.
  • An existing right to admission to exams upon termination of enrollment is retainded in accordance with the examination regulation.
  • Depending on the effective date of you "Exmatrikulation" you can apply for a refund of administrative fees. Check the "Merkblatt" (see sidebar) for more information (unless termation of enrollment ex officio)
  • "Exmatrikulation" indicated the return of the Student ID card plus Semesterticket and permission to use university facilities and resources
  • Termination of enrollment may have significant impact on your student job's, health insurance, financial aid etc.

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