FAQs to formalities while your studies

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Questions about re-registering to study

What do I have to take into consideration when continuing my studies (re-registration)?

All information on how you can re-register.

If I am a current student, when do I have to pay tuition?

In order to be able to continue your studies at the University of Konstanz, you must pay all relevant fees and contributions before the re-registration deadline. 

Re-registration periods
Winter semester: from 15 Juli until 15 August
Summer semester: from 15 January until 15 February.

These deadlines might change slightly due to weekends and holidays.

If you do not pay the fees and contributions on time, then you will be billed an additional administrative fee of 15 euros (§ 4 Verwaltungsgebührensatzung der Universität Konstanz (University of Konstanz Administrative Fees Regulation)). 

What is the payment reference for current students?

The payment reference is comprised of a 12- resp. 13-digit number.

It includes:
126 + student ID number (without "01/" or letters) + semester abbreviation (e.g. "201" for the Summer Semester 2020)

What is the semester abbreviation?
The first two numbers represent the year in which the semester begins for which you are registering ("20" for 2020). The third number is either a "1" for the Summer Semester, or "2" for the Winter Semester.

Example of a 12- resp. 13-digit payment reference:
126123456192 or 1261234567201

126: Stays the same
123456 resp. 1234567: Your 12- resp. 13-digit student ID number
201: Semester abbreviation

Important: Please use a payment reference number without spaces or additional characters before or within the 12- resp. 13-digit number. This is necessary to ensure that your payment is processed without delay. If you do not pay the fees and contributions in time, then you will be billed an additional administrative fee of 15 euros (§ 4 Administrative Fees Regulation of University of Konstanz).

What are the bank account details for the University of Konstanz?

For transfers in European SEPA format:

IBAN: DE92600501017486501274
BIC/SWIFT: SOLADEST600
Bank name: Baden-Wuerttembergische Bank in Stuttgart

The University Cashier's Office does not accept any cash payments.

As a current student, what happens to me if I do not pay?

If you do not pay tuition, then you will receive a billable reminder with a an additional administrative fee. If you do not pay the re-registration fee within a few days (§ 62 para. 2 no. 4 Landeshochschulgesetz) then you will be exmatriculated.

Questions about exmatriculation

What do I need to take into consideration when I exmatriculate?

What is the minimum amount of time that I need to be enrolled?

All students are required to be enrolled until they complete their last examination requirements, including any necessary repeat examinations (§ 1 para. 2 University of Konstanz admission and enrolment requirements - ZImmO). Only after the enrolment requirements have been fulfilled are you allowed to apply to be exmatriculated. You will otherwise not be able to graduate.

There are special regulations for law students or students in the teacher education programme (both First state examination).

How long do I have a right to claim a refund if I am exmatriculated after the semester begins?

If you exmatriculate with immediate effect within a month after the beginning of the lecture period, then you can request a refund of all administrative, Seezeit student services and student body fees. The same applies for the tuition fees for international students and for second degree studies.

Legal bases:

  • § 4 para. 2 sentence 2 and 3 Landeshochschulgebührengesetz (state law on education fees - tuition fees for international students).
  • § 8 para. 6 sentence 2 Landeshochschulgebührengesetz (state law on education fees - tuition fees for second degree studies).
  • § 12 para. 3 sentence 1 Landeshochschulgebührengesetz (state law on education fees - administrative fees).
  • § 4 para. 1 Beitragsordnung Seezeit Studierendenwerk Bodensee (Seezeit Bodensee student services schedule of fees - Seezeit student services fees).
  • § 4 sentence 2 Beitragsordnung der Verfassten Studierendenschaft an der Universität Konstanz (University of Konstanz student body schedule of fees - student body fees).

A reimbursement for the Summer Semester 2020 is only possible until 15th May 2020.

How do I exmatriculate myself from one subject or from one of several study programmes?

Where do I return my Seezeit cafeteria card or Canon copy card?

Option 1: Seezeit cafeteria card without Canon copy card credit
Return your card at any of the cash counters in the cafeteria (level 6). If your card still functions, then Seezeit will reimburse any remaining credit and your deposit amount.

Option 2: Seezeit cafeteria card with Canon copy card credit
1. You can have your remaining Canon copy card credit paid out to you only in the Canon Service Center!
2. Return your card at any of the cash counters. If your card still functions, then Seezeit will reimburse any remaining credit and your deposit amount.

Option 3: Canon copy card
Your Canon copy card can only be returned to the Canon Service Center. There you will be paid any remaining credit.

Questions about further formalities (leave of absence, switching study programmes, UniCard, new address, accident, maternity protection)

When and how can I request a leave of absence from my studies?

All information about how to request a leave of absence.

When and how can I request a change in study programmes or universities?

Where and how do I receive a student ID card?

All information about how to receive a student ID card.

Where and how can I change my address and other personal information?

What do I have to be aware of as a student in case of an accident on the university campus?

What should I do as a student in case of pregnancy?

FAQs to the application process