Enrolment affairs - an overview
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Enrolment affairs - an overview
Change of address
To make sure that you receive your enrolment certificate and CampusCard on time and without complication, you can change your address directly in Stud.IP.
- Use the link Study details > Contact data to change your address directly.
You can also print your enrolment certificate unter Study details > Reports.
Leave of absence
You can take a leave of absence without reason for a maximum of three semesters. If you would like to take a leave of absence beyond this limit, you must provide a justified reason, for which you need to provide evidence. The maximum permitted leave of absence if an important reason has been provided and approved is five semesters. Parental leave is an exception in this case. If you are caring for a child, you are entitled to a leave of absence of a maximum of six semesters up to the end of the child's eighth year.
A leave of absence must have been applied for within one month after the start of the lecture period via your student account in Stud.IP under Study details > My Studies > Requests at the Admissions Office. We recommend submitting your application during the reregistration period so that you do not receive any reminders or you are not deregistered for not reregistering.
BAFöG recipients must inform the Student Administration and Social Welfare Organisation (Studentenwerk) of their leave of absence at the earliest possible opportunity. During the leave of absence you may not attend courses or sit examinations (however examinations sat in another country may be accredited with the agreement of the examination committee).
You can file a request for de-registration. We can de-register you at any time at your request, but not retroactively. If you do not specify a date for de-registration, you will be de-registered at the end of the current semester.
- You can find the form in Stud.IP in the upper right corner next to webmail under Study details > My Studies > Requests.
Please drop your CampusCard into the letter box in front of Building V01 or mail it to us if you do not wish to de-register at the end of the semester.
The AStA will decide whether a partial refund of the semester ticket fees is possible based on the certificate of de-registration.
In case you have also filed a request for a refund of fees (reason: semester fees - refund following de-registration), the semester fee can only be refunded if your CampusCard is returned in time.
Please note that fees paid can only be refunded if you file your request before the start of the lecture period or within a month of the start date of the lecture period. However, both the subject semester and the university semester count for the current semester.
Students under and including 30 years of age must submit proof of health insurance on enrolment. Students who are aged 31 and above do not need to submit evidence of health insurance.
If you would like to continue studying your degree programme, you must re-register every semester. Please transfer your semester fees on time. Once you have re-registered, you must have your CampusCard re-labelled (validated).
- 1 - 31 July for the following winter semester
- 15 January - 15 February for the following summer semester
Withdrawal of enrolment
You can withdraw your enrolment within one month of the start of the lecture period.
You will then be considered as never having enrolled.
Any amounts paid will only be refunded if the request for withdrawal is submitted within one month of the start of the lecture period.
Please submit a refund of fees request stating the reason "withdrawal of enrolment".
- You can find the request form here: Stud.IP > My Studies > Requests.
To be able to reimburse you, we require your CampusCard. Please send it to
Immatrikulationsamt der Carl von Ossietzky Universität,
Please state the reason for the return so that the card can be processed accordingly.
Part-time study is possible in the Bachelor's and Master's programmes if the respective examination regulations provide for this.
Before submitting the application to the Admissions Office, the study plan must be signed by the subject-specific student advisor. An application must be submitted for at least one semester or for one academic year (two semesters).
- By 31 July of the year for the winter semester
- By 15 February of the year for the summer semester
Students who are starting their degree at the University of Oldenburg can apply for part-time study upon enrolment.
Students can apply to earn 40%, 50%, 60%, 70% and 80% of the available credit points listed in the examination regulations. The standard period of study increases accordingly.
The long-term study fees (EUR 500) are reduced accordingly. The remaining semester fee is not reduced. Part-time students initially pay the full re-registration fee.
Please clarify the non-university related consequences of part-time studies with the respective responsible office, for example
- BAföG office
- Child benefit office
- Health insurance
- Social Benefits advisor of the Studentenwerk Oldenburg
Other social law implications, e.g. unemployment benefit II, working student status, etc.
Double degrees / Multiple enrolments
Students may enrol in different degree programmes at several universities if it is possible to study at both universities at the same time. If you are unsure, please contact the relevant School.
Students who are already enrolled in a degree programme with admission restrictions at the University of Oldenburg may only enrol in another degree programme with admission restrictions under certain conditions. For more information, please contact your administration team at the Admissions Office.
Second degree programme
If you have already successfully completed a university degree programme and are starting another undergraduate degree programme, this is regarded as a second degree programme. A Master’s degree programme that requires you to have obtained a Bachelor’s degree (consecutive degree programme) does not count as a second degree programme.
All students and PhD candidates are insured against accidents by Landeskasse Niedersachsen in Hanover. The costs for this are covered by the state of Lower Saxony and students do not have pay contributions. If you have an accident, please submit an accident form to the InfoDesk in the SSC or Admissions Office. All accidents must be reported, not just sport accidents. Please fill out the form using a computer and not by hand.