Anyone who discontinues their studies (with the exception of leave of absence) or properly completes their studies should have themselves exmatriculated, i.e. terminate their membership of the university.

This also applies if you transfer to another university. New enrolment there usually requires the submission of the last exmatriculation certificate.

The application for de-registration must be submitted to Department 1: Studies and Registrar's Office.

When specifying the desired date of exmatriculation, please note that this must be between the date of receipt of the application and the end of the semester. Retroactive de-registration is not possible.

If re-registration for the following semester has already taken place or if the de-registration date is before the end of the semester, the student card (THOSKA) must be submitted for re-validation together with the application for de-registration. The validated student ID will be handed out again together with the exmatriculation certificate.

After the start of the semester, deregistration can take place at the earliest on the day of receipt of the complete application for de-registration. A refund of the semester contribution is then no longer possible.

The de-registration is pronounced by the university by handing out/sending the de-registration certificate.

If no de-registration application has been submitted by the end of the current semester and no re-registration has been submitted for the following semester, de-registration will take place ex officio.

De-registration and university degree

Please note that you must be registered for your university degree when you hand in your last examination.  You do not need re-registration for the assessment of your thesis or for the award of your degree certificate. You can apply for de-registration after submitting your last examination.

If your degree certificate is not awarded until the following semester, the Thuringian Higher Education Act allows you to re-register for a further semester and remain enrolled there until the end of the semester.


Application for de-registration (pdf)
Antrag auf Rückerstattung eingezahlter Gebühren und Beiträge (pdf) // Application for refund of paid fees and contributions (in German only)