Today, EDUBAO will share some practical tips with you in terms of this “Beurlaubung”.
In order not to receive a reminder due to a lack of re-registration, remember to apply for a leave of absence for the next semester before the end of the re-enrolment period. Usually, you need to fill in the form attached on the university's website, and submit it at the Student's Center.
Please note that:
You can choose whether to pay the semester fee or not. In case you want your contribution payment to be reimbursed, the benefits related to semester ticket are no longer applied during your leave. The application must include all the documents mentioned in the form.
Your reasons for the semester leave must exist at least 6 weeks during the lecture period. Here are some reasons for requesting a leave of absence in german universities.
Of course yes! They are very important in deciding if your application is accepted or not. Your leave-of-absence form must have supporting documents. The following should be enclosed with your application:
Any documents or evidence related to other reasons.
Your leave won’t be counted as a semester spent at your university, which means that semester doesn’t belong to one of the regular semesters (Regelstudienzeit). As a result, it doesn’t affect your visa extension.
However, if you have more than 6 months on leave to go abroad, remember to announce your circumstance to “Ausländerbehörde” (Foreigners’ Registration Office). Also, in this case, you will need another proof assigned by “Ausländerbehörde” so that you can come back to Germany without any problems.
Here is a sample of the leave-of-absence form, don’t forget to check it out!