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Leave of Absence (Beurlaubung)

If important reasons prevent you from attending your courses, you should apply for a leave of absence. This application must be submitted to the Office of Student Affairs. A leave of absence must be requested during the re-registration period. It is only valid for the duration of one semester. The application must be accompanied by appropriate proof for the reason of your request.

Please note:

  • We kindly ask you to apply for a leave of absence prior to the payment of your semester fees and to clarify the exact amount of your fees.
  • Missing the deadline for the application for a leave of absence will result in an additional administrative fee of currently € 10,23.
  • Please note: BAföG-recipients must notify the BAföG-office of their changed status prior to the beginning of their leave of absence for the upcoming semester. Leave of absence semesters do not qualify for financial support (exception: study abroad).

Advice:

  • Upon applying for a leave of absence you can decide whether you would like to use the semester ticket or not.
  • Under certain circumstances (sickness, study abroad or a stay abroad that benefits your studies, civil service) you may be exempted from the student service fee.
  • The relevant application forms can be found here: Forms and Documents.
  • Additional information regarding a “Leave of Absence for Study Abroad” can be found on the pages "Study and Internships Abroad".
  • Granting a leave of absence after the beginning of the semester is only possible if you can provide satisfactory proof that an application within the deadlines was not possible and that the reason for your leave of absence applies for the duration of the entire semester.
FEES FOR A LEAVE OF ABSENCE FOR WINTER SEMESTER 2017/18
with
exemption from the student service fee
without
Semester Ticket
with
exemption from the student service fee
with
Semester Ticket
without
exemption from the student service fee
without
Semester Ticket
without
exemption from the student service fee
with
Semester Ticket
Leave of absence because of:
sickness5,11 €170,01 €55,11 €220,01 €
internship**116,11 €281,01 €
study abroad
internship abroad
56,11 €221,01 €106,11 €271,01 €
civil service5,11 €170,01 €55,11 €220,01 €
pregnancy**55,11 €220,01 €
parental leave**65,11 €230,01 €
nursing care of close relatives**65,11 €230,01 €
other reasons**116,11 €281,01 €

* For this reason it is not possible to be exempted from the student service fee. For further information please contact Student Services Organisation.

Missing the deadline for the application for a leave of absence will result in an additional administrative fee of currently € 10,23.