Withdrawing from your studies

Students can request to withdraw from their studies at any time during the year. If you want to withdraw, please complete and submit the Request for withdrawal to the Registrar’s Office. You can choose whether you want to withdraw at the end of the semester, by a certain date, or immediately. It is not possible to withdraw retroactively. Please complete the form bv computer, then print and sign it before sending it to the Registrar’s Office. Note: Request for withdrawal forms completed by hand will not be accepted.

Once your request to withdraw is completed by the Registrar’s Office, your PORTA access and your e-mail inbox will remain active for four weeks. You can print out your certificate of withdrawal via PORTA.

After passing the last examination, Trier University students can remain enrolled until the end of the semester. Once all graduation requirements have been met, it is not possible to enrol in the same degree programme in subsequent semesters.

If you are changing universities, you will require certificate of withdrawal. Please note that you should only withdraw from Trier University once your place of admission at the other university is secure.

If you do not re-register by the deadline each semester, you will be automatically withdrawn from the university. If you have missed the deadline to re-register but wish to continue your studies, contact your advisor in the Registrar's Office immediately!

If you have already re-registered and submit your request for withdrawal before 31.03. (summer semester) or before 30.09. (winter semester), Trier University will refund your semester fee. In this case, please remember to indicate your banking details on the request for withdrawal form and to return your student ID (TUNIKA), otherwise a refund is not possible.

Waiver of Enrolment

If you renounce your place of study after enrolment, please send us a corresponding application.

If you already enrolled but then decide not to start your studies at Trier University, you need to submit the waiver of enrolment form.



The waiver of enrolment form must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office before 30 September for a winter semester start or 31 March for start in the summer semester. Please ensure that you provide your banking details so that we are able to refund the semester fee.

Refunds for the winter semester will only be made from November onwards.

A refund is only possible if the application is submitted by 30 September for a winter semester and 31 March for a summer semester.

The ZIMK user ID and the TUNIKA (student ID) must be returned with the waiver of enrolment, if you have already received it. The refund will be reduced by the amount of 22 Euro for the costs incurred to produce the TUNIKA.

According to the Besonderem Gebührenverzeichnis RLP, the following fees are applied to a waiver of enrolment in the case of new students when a refund is requested and will be deducted from the semester fee refund:

  • 25 Euros for a degree programme with unrestricted admission
  • 45 Euros for a degree programme with restricted admissions.

After 1 October (winter semester) or 1 April (summer semester), requests to cease studies will be handled as a withdrawal from studying. In this case, please use the Request for withdrawal form.


If you have any questions about withdrawing from your studies, please contact your advisor in the Registrar's Office.