Exmatrikulation (i.e. de-registration) will end your membership of HsKA. It may be carried out at your request, or you are expelled compulsorily by the HsKA for various reasons:

  • when you transfer to another university to graduate there
  • when you quit your studies
  • when you lose your right to sit exams
  • when you fail exams for a final time
  • when you do not pass exams within the required timeframe
  • when you fail to re-enrol for the next semester before the deadline
  • when you successfully finish your studies
  • when your studies are not yet finished successfully (in case of external finals)

The deregistration application form (in German language only) is available on the Downloads page or at the Student Registry (building R).

When you leave Karlsruhe / Germany at the end of your studies here, remember to:

  • deregister at the Academic Library, which will have to confirm on the form that you have no outstanding books.
  • deregister at the university (exmatrikulieren)
  • deregister your residence at the Bürgerbüro (abmelden)
  • close your bank account, or keep it open until you have received your housing deposit or your last salary (if applicable).
  • make an appointment with the superintendent of your residence / your landlord to return the key and to have your room checked. If you paid a deposit, make arrangements to get it back. The deposit will only be paid back in full if the room is in good condition.
  • leave your home address at the Student Registry.

Changing to another university

If you wish to stop your studies at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, and transfer to another German university to graduate there, you will need to contact the Ausländerbehörde and tell them about your plans. They must agree to this change and enter the information on your visa. Remember, whether for study or for work, you are only allowed to do what is mentioned on your visa.


Student Registry
Office hours:
Monday to Wednesday 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Building R, ground floor
Moltkestr. 30, 76133 Karlsruhe
Phone +49(0)721 925-1075
Fax +49(0)721 925-2002
Email studieninfo[at]

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