Refund of fees

Under certain circumstances you may be eligible for a full or partial refund of fees paid to TU Berlin. To receive a refund, you must submit the application for refund in tuPORT.

When and how much can I be refunded?

You are eligible for a refund if you paid a fee twice or overpaid, take a leave of absence after re-registering, officially withdraw before enrolling, or terminate your enrollment after re-registering or enrolling.

Whether you receive a refund for fees already paid and how much you receive depends on the reason and timing of your request.

ATTENTION: Refundable amounts will NOT be offset against semester amounts due. Please always transfer the semester amount required for the respective semester in full. Otherwise, re-registration is not possible! You can find the semester amount for the current re-registration semester in the app "My Account Balance" in your tuPORT.

Application for refund

Use the form available in tuPORT for all refund requests. Please be sure to enter your bank details in your portal first. Then please click on the app "My Account Balance", in case of a credit, you will then find a refund button in the corresponding semester. Please find more Information here.

If you officially withdraw from your admission before enrolling, you first have to inform us via our contact form about your intention to withdraw. As soon, we have processed the information you can apply for the refund in tuPORT in the app "My Account Balance".

If you would like to submit an application for winter semester 2019/2020, please use these form and submit it and send it to us by post.

Administrative and late fees: Refund

Administrative and late fees are refunded if you have not yet enrolled or re-registered.

Exemption from the administrative fee for refugees

Refugees who receive benefits according to the "Asylbewerberleistungsgesetz" and Refugees with a residence permit according to section 24  Aufenthaltsgesetz (AufenthG) can get an exemption from the administrative fee of 50 euros under certain conditions

The exemption of the administrative fee must be applied for each semester and preferably by the end of the respective re-registration period. An exemption after re-registration is also possible, in which case the administrative fee can be refunded. You can find the re-registration deadline here.

To apply for the exemption of the administration fee, please write an e-mail to: campuscenter (at) studsek.tu-berlin.de

Be sure to include one of the following proofs in PDF format in the attachment to your e-mail:

  • the notice about receiving benefits according to Asylbewerberleistungsgesetz
  • front and back of the proof of arrival (this is valid for a maximum of 6 months)
  • front and back of the residence permit (Aufenthaltsgestattung) according to section 55 Asylgesetz (AsylG)
  • front and back of the tolerated stay permit (Duldung) according to section 60a Aufenthaltsgesetz (AufenthG)
  • front and back of the electronic residence title (elektronischer Aufenthaltstitel) according to section 24 Aufenthaltsgesetz (AufenthG)
  • front and back of the electronic residence permit in accordance with section 25 (4) Aufenthaltsgesetz (AufenthG), if refugee status is also proven
  • front and back of the electronic residence permit (elektronischer Aufenthaltstiel) according to section 25 (5) Aufenthaltsgesetz (AufenthG), if refugee status is also proven

Please state the following subject in your e-mail: "Exemption from the administrative fee for refugees + matriculation number/TUB ID".

Submission is only possible to the above-mentioned e-mail address!

Refund of other fees

If you have paid too much for guest auditor, official certification or replacement issue for study certificates, exmatriculation certificates or student ID cards, please contact the office where you also submitted the respective applications.

Exmatriculation: Refund

Exmatriculation before the start of the semester:

  • If you exmatriculate before the semester begins (1 April or 1 October), the StudierendenWERK contributions are refunded in full.

Exmatriculation after the start of the semester:

  • If you exmatriculate after the start of the semester (1 April or 1 October) but before lectures begin, you will be refunded the StudierendenWERK contribution.
  • If you exmatriculate after the start of the semester (1 April or 1 October) and after lectures begin, you will not receive a refund for the StudierendenWERK contribution.

Campus Center:

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