Graduates are automatically removed from the university register at the latest at the end of the semester in which they take their last examination. Removal from the university register at an earlier date is also possible on request. The individual’s student status also comes to an end with his/her removal from the university register.
Steps to be taken: The student must apply for removal from the university register at Student Administration in good time before completing or giving up his/her studies. The student must return all items borrowed from the university and inform the Student Union that he/she is leaving. The Examinations Office will only issue certificates if these tasks have been completed.
Less pleasant and often against the student's will is what is known as forced removal from the university register. This occurs, for instance, if a student ultimately fails to pass an examination that has to be passed and thereby also fails the course. Unless, that is, the student switches to another course.
A student may also be removed from the university register if, without permission, he/she fails to re-register on time before the start of a semester or academic year (cf. re-registration).
In the case of removal from the university register on passing or ultimately failing a diploma examination, as well as on failure to re-register, health insurance cover ends one month after the end of the last semester for which the student was enrolled. In the case of removal from the university register for other reasons, health insurance cover ends at the end of the current semester. But don’t worry: students who familiarise themselves with important rules in advance, and who, when in doubt, seek out information at an early stage, and if necessary, turn to the support available in good time, need have no fear of any nasty surprises.