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 for all free-admission subjects before the re-registration deadline (summer semester: end of February; winter semester: end of August). In any case you must have re-registered beforehand by paying the semester fee. This deadline applies even if you intend to begin an additional degree program immediately after obtaining a different degree.

If you are still deciding whether to change your subject or university, you will find a lot of helpful information and hints on the page Transferring to another academic discipline or university to support you in your decision.


If you wish to switch into a subject with restricted admission, then you must always apply within the application deadline and, if accepted, apply for a transfer during the enrollment period (refer to the admission notification).

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 make sure that you have re-registered beforehand by paying the semester fee. Afterwards please send an email (via your university email address) to the Student Registry, 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. Also please remember to add your student ID number. You can make changes at no cost prior to the start of the lecture period, 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.

Please read the following 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 applicant 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.

Update of the semester sheet?

If you have already received the new semester documents, please submit your entire semester sheet so that an update version can be issued.

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Applicants for a Higher Program-Related Semester

Transfer students from other universities who wish to continue their degree at the University of Bonn must apply for admission to a higher program-related semester if the degree program has admission restrictions.

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