Proof of Withdrawal for Enrollment at Universität Hamburg
After receiving your acceptance letter, your enrollment application to accept the place should be accompanied by proof of withdrawal from another higher education institution. This is only applicable if you are changing higher education institutions, meaning you were enrolled at another higher education institution in the previous semester.
If you were previously enrolled in a higher education institution outside of Germany, you do not need to submit a withdrawal certificate.
If you are already a student at Universität Hamburg, you do not need to withdraw. Your enrollment will be transferred after you are accepted into the new degree program.
Submitting the documents
Your withdrawal certificate can be dated the end of the current semester. However, you may not be enrolled in any other higher education institution upon commencing your studies at Universität Hamburg. Accordingly, the certificate should be dated no later than 31 March of the respective year if you are starting your studies in the summer semester or no later than 30 September of the respective year if you are starting in the winter semester.
The withdrawal certificate may be submitted at a later date, so please do not risk missing the enrollment deadline.
It is important to submit the missing documents as soon as possible after the enrollment period. The conditional semester documents will be valid from 1st October till 31st October for a winter semester and from 1st April till 30th April for a summer semester. Therefore, we advise you to submit the missing documents till the mid of October/mid of April to get the final semester documents and the semester certification in time.
To ensure correct allocation when submitting the certificate at a later date, you must indicate your applicant number (please refer to your acceptance letter) and your degree program.
Please submit a single copy of your withdrawal certificate.
Special provisions when applying for a master’s degree program
If you are initially provisionally enrolled in a master’s degree program because your bachelor’s degree certificate is not yet available, you can submit your withdrawal certificate together with your bachelor’s degree certificate after completing your bachelor’s degree.
You can be enrolled concurrently at two higher education institutions until completion of your bachelor's degree program.