Your membership as a student of TU Berlin ends with your exmatriculation.
You can either terminate your enrollment yourself (= referred to as termination of enrollment upon request) or your enrollment is terminated ex officio by TU Berlin under certain circumstances.
If you would like to terminate your enrollment yourself, it is critical you make an informed decision. In almost every cases we recommend first contacting the Academic Advising Service to learn about possible alternatives and future prospects. Especially if you plan to re-enroll in the same program at a later date. The advisors in the Academic Advising Service and Psychological Counseling are happy to help.
If you would like to terminate your membership at TU Berlin yourself, you can do so using the “Application for Termination of Enrollment” (Antrag auf Exmatrikulation). Exmatriculation can then take effect the day of your request, a later date, or when the semester ends. Please enter the desired date of exmatriculation on the application form. Please note: Retroactive termination of enrollment is not permitted as you were enrolled and still held student status until the date you submitted your request for exmatriculation.
You can request exmatriculation at any time via your TUB account (tuPORT) using the app “My requests”. If justification is required, please upload this as a PDF (max. 4 MB, file name max. 40 characters). Please note that we can only accept the exmatriculation reason "completed studies" if proof of graduation is available. If your degree is not yet registered in the system, you must enclose official proof (e.g. degree certificate) with the application. Without proof, we will change your reason for exmatriculation to "other reasons". A subsequent change of the reason is not possible.
Advise to fill in the online application for termination of enrollment at the start of the semester when enrolling for the first time: If you have newly enrolled and you do not want to take up this degree program after all, you can de-register before the start of the semester on 01.04./01.10. or after the start of the semester on the day of application. In both cases you must complete the provisioning process in order to gain access to tuPORT. Then you can request for exmatriculation in tuPORT and request for the refund of the semester fees.
Advise to fill in the online application for termination of enrollment at the end of the semester: If you wish to de-register to end of the ongoing semester, please choose the current semester and the last day of the current semester (March 31 or September 30). It will be the last day of your registration at TU Berlin.
Advise to fill in the online application for termination of enrollment during the semester: If you wish to de-register during the ongoing semester, please choose the current semester and the last day of your enrollment at TU Berlin. It will be the last day of your registration at TU Berlin.
Please remember that your student ID is the property of TU Berlin and as such must be returned. If you request exmatriculation effective with the end of the semester (31.03. or 30.09.), you may keep your student ID until then. Please return the ID to Undergraduate or Graduate Admissions after the semester ends.
Once your exmatriculation has taken effect, you will find a certificate of exmatriculation in the “Certificates” app.
The Semesterticket on your student ID is immediately invalid upon exmatriculation. Your TUB account and email address remain active for 6 months. Remember to save any notices and certificates in the portal.
If you are enrolled in multiple degree programs at TU Berlin and would like to terminate your enrollment for one of these programs, please also use the “Antrag auf Exmatrikulation”. Simply indicate which degree program you would like to exmatriculate from.
You will be exmatriculated ex officio without submitting an application, if, for example, you did not re-register on time; you did not pay the fees and contributions including the social contribution fee for the studierendenWERK, the student body contribution, and the Semesterticket contribution despite written reminders and notice of possible exmatriculation; or you did not submit individually required proof when re-registering.
Your re-registration reminder in tuPORT contains information about the additional required proof.
If you passed the final exam, you will be exmatriculated at the end of the semester according to §43 (3) Nr. 1 AllgStuPO. If you have definitely failed required coursework or an examination and did not submit proof within two months of your necessity to be enrolled to achieve a different study degree, you cannot continue your studies. The same applies if you were informed of exmatriculation pursuant to Section 16 (2) no. 4 of the Berlin State Higher Education Act (BerlHG). In this case, you will also be exmatriculated.
The reasons listed here are cause for “termination of enrollment ex officio”, automatic exmatriculation which does not require an application.
Upon exmatriculation your Semesterticket is invalid and you will no longer have a public transportation pass. Your TUB account and email address remain active for 6 months. You will also continue to be able to download documents (enrollment certificates, certificates of progress of studies, transcripts) for six months. Please remember to download or print any documents you need before your access is terminated.
Under certain circumstances, you may take exams after being exmatriculated. This excludes exams considered to be equivalent to coursework (Prüfungsäquivalente Studienleistungen). Please refer to the individual regulations in your study program’s currently valid examination regulations or inquire with your relevant exam team.
If you are employed as a student assistant, please contact your personnel team to clarify any effect exmatriculation may have on your employment status.
You are responsible for promptly informing any authorities, employers or human resource offices, health insurers, or other institutions of your exmatriculation.
With the termination of enrollment (exmatriculation) you may be entitled to a refund of fees and contributions. But please note: For the Semesterticket, you will be compensated one sixth of the price for each full month you will not use the ticket. This means that if you exmatriculate on the 1st of a month, then the semester ticket for that started month will not be refunded. For more information please see here.
If you still have access to your account, you can print out the certificates again yourself in tuPORT.
If you no longer have access to your tuPORT, you can request a replacement certificate of exmatriculation and/or periods of study at the TU Berlin’s Office of Student Affairs. You are required to pay an administrative fee of 6.14 euros for each replacement copy.
The administrative fee is payable exclusively by bank transfer to the following TU Berlin account:
IBAN: DE69 1009 0000 8841 0150 03
You will then receive the certificate/s exclusively by post to the current address you provided in your letter/e-mail. Please note that processing may take a few days.
Application by e-mail:
Your e-mail should contain the following information at least:
Please attach to your e-mail as a PDF file:
The letter does not require a special form, but must be signed by hand and should contain the following information at least:
Please enclose your letter: