De-registration

If you have finished your studies, need to take a break from them or wish to switch to another university, then please apply no later than 30 September/ 31 March to de-register when the current semester ends. Please use the de-registration application form for this purpose.

We strongly recommend retaining student status until passing the final examination and applying for de-registration after grades have been awarded at the end of the relevant semester. The number of subject-related semesters and university semesters will not be specified on the certificate or grade transcripts.

Submission deadlines

By 31 March for de-registration at the end of the winter semester or by 30 September for de-registration at the end of the summer semester.

Following de-registration, your membership of TU Darmstadt will expire at the end of the semester in which you submit your application.

After your application has been processed, you will receive proof of de-registration (this can also be provided as proof to pension providers).

If you have already re-registered for the next semester when you apply to de-register at the end of the current semester, it is necessary to return all student documentation for the following semester (student identity card/semester ticket, proof of enrolment, etc.). Semester fees will then be refunded. Please refer to the deadlines specified on the application.

It is not possible to de-register retroactively for a finished semester. The legal basis for this is Section 11 of the enrolment regulations currently valid in the state of Hesse.

After the semester starts (1 April for the summer semester / 1 October for the winter semester), it is only possible to de-register when that semester ends.

a) People who have submitted a new application and were therefore not enrolled at TU Darmstadt in the preceding semester can apply to revoke their new registration / admission up to one month before teaching starts. If registration has already been completed successfully, a processing fee of 30 euros will be charged. This will be deducted automatically from the refundable semester fees. (HMWK administrative cost order dated 18 November 2009, no. 263 schedule of administrative fees).

People who have applied to change degree programmes, and who were therefore registered at TU Darmstadt in the preceding semester, are able to apply to withdraw from the process of changing degree programmes until 30 September (when changing degree programmes for the winter semester) or 31 March (when changing degree programmes for the summer semester).

b) In exceptional cases it is possible to apply for de-registration as of a specific effective date. In this case, your membership of TU Darmstadt ends on the day of application. Semester fees will NOT be refunded.

More information can be obtained directly from the Student Service.

In principle, we recommend that students actively de-register.

A forced expulsion from TU Darmstadt will occur automatically (officially) in the following circumstances:

  • Missing / incomplete payment of semester fees and administrative fees
  • Failure to comply with requirements associated with student health insurance
  • Definitive failure to pass a preliminary, interim or final examination (in this case you will receive prior notification from your Office for Student Affairs).