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.
The application for the leave of absence can be downloaded via the link at the bottom of this page. It is also available at the Registrar's Office.
After the approval of the requested leave of absence and the receipt of the social contribution and student activity fee (Sozial- und Studierendenschaftsbeitrag), the set of certificates (student ID card, semester ticket, proof of student registration) will be sent to you, provided with the notation "Beurlaubt" ("On Leave") and the reduced semesters of the degree programme.
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