Exmatriculation is a necessary formality, not only after you have successfully completed your studies, but also when you transfer to another university, drop out of university or take a longer break from your studies.
If you wish to exmatriculate after graduating, you must remain enrolled at Ruhr-Universität until your final exam. This includes the Bachelor’s resp. Master’s thesis.
Please return all books that you have borrowed from the university or institute libraries before exmatriculation. Likewise, you may no longer have any state-owned equipment in your possession.
You should print out your records of achievement, NRW-Ticket and similar documents from eCampus before exmatriculation. This will no longer be possible after exmatriculation.
You should therefore:
- check all your courses and have them updated if necessary,
- compile your modules and
- print out your Transcript of Records
Exmatriculation by post or email
- the completed exmatriculation application
- in the case of exmatriculation by post, please include an envelope addressed to yourself with sufficient postage so that the exmatriculation certificate can be returned to you
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If you’ve already paid the social contribution for the current semester in full and have not had the price for the semester ticket paid partially refunded by the Asta, you can use this ticket until the end of the semester.
Refund of the social contribution and exmatriculation shortly after enrolment
If your social contribution has already been paid, the Registrar’s Office can refund it in full before the start of the next semester only if you
- have not taken any exams in the new semester.
- have not printed out the semester ticket.
Under other circumstances and after the new semester has begun, you can apply for a refund from the Asta.
If you are offered a place at another university at a late stage and wish to accept it, you can have your enrolment at RUB cancelled at the Registrar’s Office.
In this case, you will be refunded the social contribution if you present the notification of admission or certificate of study from the other university or if you can credibly confirm that you have only now been admitted to another university.
Please return the RUB Card and – if possible – all documents you received during enrolment to the Registrar’s Office.