Changing Paths While Studying

Switching to Another Subject or Degree Program

If you wish to change your subject for the next semester, switch to a completely different degree program or add a degree program to your existing studies (double degree), then you must apply to do so before the re-registration deadline (summer semester: end of February; winter semester: end of August). This deadline applies even if you intend to begin an additional degree program immediately after obtaining a different degree.


If you wish to switch into a subject with restricted admission, then you must always apply within the application deadlines.

Applicants without the equivalent qualifications of a German applicant must also apply for subjects without restricted admission

How can I switch to another subject or degree program?

Please send an email (via your university email address) to the Student Registry2, including an indication of the selected degree program and whether you wish to add this program to your studies or which degree program it should replace. Please visit the following page for an overview of what else you need to submit:

Subject without restricted admission

For subjects without restricted admission, we require solely the information noted above. Applicants without the equivalent qualifications of a German applicant1 must attach a letter of admission.

 Subject with restricted admission

Please include both your letter of admission and your university entrance qualification as an attachment to your email.

Master’s / Doctoral studies

Please include your letter of admission or confirmation of admission to doctoral studies as an attachment to your email.

Re-registered in a timely manner?

If you have already transferred your fees in a timely manner and have received the new semester documents, you can make changes at no cost prior to the start of the lecture period. Please submit your entire semester sheet so that an updated version can be issued.

Once that deadline has passed, any changes to your degree program or deletion of a degree program brings with it a fee of € 5, which must be transferred in advance.

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