Upon application, students may be granted leave in special cases. In general, leave may be granted for up to two semesters in total. Retroactive leave for a completed semester is excluded. Leave must be applied for before commencement of lectures in the respective semester. The reasons for leave must be substantiated by suitable attestations.
Important reasons for leave include, for example:
Please note that the full semester and administration charges are still due for a semester of leave.
Exmatriculation signifies deletion of the membership of the student with the university (see Section 62 of the Landeshochschulgesetz, LHG). Exmatriculation is generally effective from the end of the semester in which it is declared. Retroactive exmatriculation is impermissible. Upon presentation of special reasons, it can be declared with immediate effect.
A notice or certificate of exmatriculation will be issued. In the case of students subject to compulsory health insurance, the exmatriculation must be reported to the responsible health insurance company by the university. Should you have taken out a student loan, you must cancel it in writing with the Landesbank should you be exmatriculated.