Exmatriculation certificate

By exmatriculation, your studies at a university will be completed.

Your membership in a university expires upon exmatriculation. It takes place at your request or, in certain cases, ex officio (automatically).

Which documents are required for exmatriculation varies from university to university.

  • Forms: partial
  • Online procedure possible: partial
  • Written form required: partial
  • Personal appearance required: no
  • Level of trust: substantial


Exmatriculation on request (examples):

  • Change of study location (you need the confirmation of exmatriculation from the previous university for enrolment at the new university)
  • Termination of studies at your own request

Exmatriculation ex officio (examples):

  • Successful completion of studies (the final examination has been passed)
  • Exmatriculation due to final failure to pass the preliminary, intermediate or final examination
  • no timely re-registration for the new semester
  • no punctual payment of the required contributions or fees (e.B. Library fees )


  • The immediate obligation to inform authorities, employers/personnel offices and other institutions about your exmatriculation lies with you.
  • It is possible to take certain examinations after exmatriculation at some universities.
  • Depending on the time of exmatriculation, a (partial) refund of the fees and contributions already paid is possible.

Exmatriculation or enrolment regulations of the respective university

ยง 14 Brandenburg Higher Education Act (BbgHG)

  • University of Potsdam (UP):


  • European University Viadrina (EUV):


  • Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU):
  • https://www.b-tu.de/studierende/studierendenservice/
  • https://www.b-tu.de/myBTU/
  • Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (FUBKW):

  • University of Applied Sciences Potsdam (FHP):
    study organization/exmatriculation/


  • University of Applied Sciences for Sustainable Development Eberswalde (HNEE):

  • Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences (THB):
  • Technical University (TH) Wildau:
  • https://www.th-wildau.de/im-studium/studien
  • organisation-a-z /forms-and-applications/

If you would like to terminate your membership at a university at your own request:

  • normally apply for exmatriculation in writing and, if necessary, justify it
    (depending on the respective university)
  • You will receive a notification of exmatriculation stating the reason and the date of expiry of the exmatriculation
  • exmatriculation usually takes effect at the end of a semester. If there are special reasons, it can also be done immediately (e.B. own application when changing study places to another university)
  • It is not possible to apply for retroactive exmatriculation

Responsible for the content
Ministry of Science, Research and Culture of the State of Brandenburg

Last update or date of publication