Leave of Absence

Students who, for an important reason, are prevented from continuing their studies, can apply for a leave of absence and, by doing so, interrupt their studies. Please refer to the respective application form to find out which reasons can lead to a leave of absence.

The leave of absence replaces the re-registration, therefore the same deadline applies. Applications arriving late have to be rejected, even if the reasons for the leave of absence arise after this deadline.

A new feature is the online application via hi.fh-aachen.de Home > My Studies > Applications > Leave of Absence

If a leave of absence is granted, you will be informed of the decision in writing. Depending on the reason for the leave of absence, payment of the social contribution and student activity fee (Sozial- und Studierendenschaftsbeitrag) is required with the application for leave of absence. You will find more information on the application for a leave of absence form.

After the leave of absence has been noted in the system, you can download and print out study certificates with the note "Leave of Absence" and the reduced subject-specific semesters via the self-service functions.

Homepage > Downloads > For Students > A > Anträge (Applications) > Allgemeine Anträge und Vordrucke (General Applications / Forms) > Beurlaubung; Antrag auf... (Leave of Absence; Application for ...) (in German only)
Download Application for a Leave of Absence(Antrag auf Beurlaubung)  (fillable PDF)

Download: Form to be filled in on paper

If you are thinking about taking a leave of absence due to maternity or pregnancy, you can find more information here:
https://www.fh-aachen.de/en/university/student-service-center/maternity-protection-for-students