- For the winter semester 2023/2024, the social contribution must be transferred by 31/Aug/2023.
- Re-registration will be possible from 3/Jul/2023.
All regular RUB students must transfer their social contribution before the start of a new semester. Only then will the Registrar’s Office re-register them and they can continue their studies.
The social contribution is determined anew for each semester, as is the re-registration period in which you must transfer the social contribution to RUB.
All regular RUB students receive an email to their RUBmail account in the current semester reminding them that the re-registration period has started.
The Registrar’s Office also publishes the relevant deadline together with the semester deadlines.
The day on which the money is transferred to RUB is decisive for meeting the deadline. Make the transfer in good time, because banks may take up to six working days to process the transfer until it is credited to RUB.
Your personal data for the transfer is available on eCampus under the item Finanzen → “Hinweise zur Zahlung des Sozialbeitrags”.
Please state the purpose (“Verwendungszweck”) in your bank transfer, otherwise the re-registration may be delayed.
All students are required to pay the social contribution, which finances the academic services office (AKAFÖ), the general students’ committee and the semester ticket.
The social contribution for the winter semester 2023/2024 totals 362.50 euros. It is made up of contributions for:
You must also re-register in an exam semester, because students must be enrolled until their last exam is over. Your social contribution is not reduced if you aren’t taking any exams.
Under certain circumstances, it is possible to reduce the social contribution. In this case, you’ll take leave of absence for the semester in question.
Before you can apply for a leave of absence at the Registrar’s Office, you must pay the reduced social contribution. The respective re-registration deadlines apply.
There are several possible reasons why you’re not re-registered yet:
Please note: Depending on the bank, it can take several days for the payment to reach RUB. Even a quick transfer or online transfer does not necessarily speed up the process. Therefore, please transfer the contribution in good time before 24 February 2023.
If you can’t print out the certificate of enrolment (“Studienbescheinigung”) in eCampus after one week, please check your bank statement and contact the Registrar’s Office by phone or email.
Your re-registration is blocked, which can have several reasons:
You have successfully completed your degree programme. Therefore, you can no longer re-register for this degree programme and must exmatriculate or transfer to another degree programme.
Other reasons are also possible; please contact the Registrar’s Office.
In certain cases, the AStA reimburses the semester ticket and, in very few exceptional cases, pays the social contribution.
If you have missed the re-registration deadline and have not transferred the social contribution in time, a late re-registration is usually possible. In this case, you will have to pay a late re-registration fee of 10 euros.
After the re-registration deadline has expired, all students who have not re-registered will receive an email, the so-called cancellation notice, in which a final deadline for payment of the social contribution is granted.
Students who don’t pay the social contribution even within this late deadline will be removed from the list of RUB students, i.e. exmatriculated ex officio. In this case, the exmatriculation certificate will not be sent automatically, but only on request.