Exmatriculation – The end of your studies

Your exmatriculation marks the end of your studies. You can either apply for exmatriculation yourself or we can exmatriculate you ex officio. Here you can find out what you need to know about exmatriculation and how to submit the correct application.

Even while we are processing your application, your plans may change. Whether you get a place at a preferred university or no longer want to study at JGU for other reasons: You can withdraw your application at any time.

Even if you have already accepted your place. To do so, send us a short informal e-mail to studsek@uni-mainz.de. Be sure to include your application number and your full name.

A lot can happen before you start your first semester. If you are already enrolled, you can still waive your place until the last Friday before the start of lectures.

For the winter semester 2021/22:

  • 1st semester medicine/dentistry: 15.10.2021
  • all others: 15.10.2021

To do so, notify us of the waiver of your study place via the application for waiver of study place (German only).
If you have already paid the semester fee, please also apply for a refund.

When you apply for the exmatriculation, you loose your student status by the end of the semester. The processing takes 2-3 days. After that, we will provide you with your confirmation of exmatriculation online via JOGU-StINe.

You can submit this certificate to other universities, your future employer, and other offices.

You submit your application for exmatriculation in JOGU-StINe via "Service" > "Applications" > "Electronic applications".

The latest application date is the last day of the semester:

Summer semester: 30.09.
Winter semester: 31.03.

Together with the exmatriculation certificate you will receive a confirmation of enrollment times. You will need this in order to prove your periods of study to the pension insurance.

If you have already re-registered for the next semester, you will also need to apply for a refund.

If your plans change, you can withdraw your de-registration until the last day of the semester, which for the summer semester 2021 is 30.09.2021.

In a few cases, you may need to leave the university quickly.

You only need the exmatriculation with immediate effect if you want to apply for support benefits from the employment agency. In this case, the start of benefit receipt depends on the date on which you were exmatriculated.

The de-registration with immediate effect

  • cannot be withdrawn
  • semesters of study and university semesters continue to be counted
  • may affect other positions (e.g. health insurance)
  • does not terminate an existing examination right relationship

You can submit the application at any time in JOGU-StINe via "Service" > "Applications" > "Electronic applications". The date of exmatriculation results from the processing.

Together with the certificate of exmatriculation you will receive a certificate of study periods. You will need this to prove your periods of study to the pension insurance.

In some cases, we may exmatriculate you. Ex officio exmatriculation usually occurs when:

  • you have not re-registered
  • you have completed your studies
  • you have definitively failed an examination
  • your temporary enrollment ends
  • your course of studies or the examination regulations of your course of studies are not continued
  • documents are still missing for your re-registration

If we de-register you automatically, we will upload the exmatriculation notice in JOGU-StINe. In addition, we will send you an e-mail. In your notice you will find all information about the reason for exmatriculation.

We will also explain how you can object to the de-registration in the notice.

If the deadline for objections has expired, we will send you a certificate of de-registration online. Together with the certificate of exmatriculation, you will receive a certificate of study periods. You will need this to prove your periods of study to the pension insurance.

As long as you still have access to JOGU-StINe, you can download the exmatriculation certificate again under "Service" > "My Documents" (approx. 6 months after exmatriculation).
If you no longer have access to your exmatriculation certificates already issued by JGU or if you do not have the exmatriculation certificate (anymore), please submit an informal application by mail or by post to the Student Services for the issuance/provision of an exmatriculation certificate and enclose a copy/scan of your ID card.

A fee of 15€ will be charged for duplicates of certificates of de-registration that have already been issued or provided. You have to transfer this fee to the following account:

Recipient: StudS Uni Mainz
BIC: MALADE51MNZ (Sparkasse Mainz)
IBAN: DE31 5505 0120 0200 0184 06
reason for payment: duplicate Uni Mainz + name + matriculation number

Please submit a proof of payment together with the informal application.

If you are studying at the Germersheim location, you will find the payment information on the website of the department 06.

The processing and provision of the de-registration certificate usually takes four working days. You will receive the duplicate by mail or e-mail, depending on the application.

If you have already paid for the duplicate but then do not need it, submit the request for reimbursement to us.