Refund of Semester Fees

On 24 April 2013, the Bayerische Landtag decided to eliminate university tuition fees. As of winter semester 2013/2014, students are only required to pay the student union and basic semester ticket fees.  

When can fees be refunded?

Paid contributions can only be refunded if the following conditions of the basic contribution statutes of the Munich Student Union are met:

  • Dual enrollment/Parallel studies: If you have paid dues twice at two universities, the refund can be made by the university at which you are not required to pay dues.
  • Disenrollment:
    • Disenrollment before the start of the semester for which you applied for a refund: In this case, the student ID card must be invalidated by the university no later than two weeks after the start of the semester. You should therefore hand it in to us or cancel the card in a validation machine in due time after de-registration.
    • Disenrollment after the start of the semester, which will take effect up to 5 weeks after the start of lectures: For this purpose, please submit an application for day-specific disenrollment, the application can be found on TUMonline. For further information, please also refer to Waiving a Place of Study.
      The student ID must be invalidated by the university on the day of disenrollment. You should therefore hand it in to us in good time or cancel the card in a validation machine immediately after disenrollment.
      Alternatively, you can send the card on the day of disenrollment via registered mail to: TUM CST Beiträge und Stipendien, Arcisstraße 21, 80333 München

When can fees no longer be refunded?

  • If you re-register for a semester and take an exam in this same semester, you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • If the validated student card is not returned in time (see above), the fees will not be refunded.

Please note

If, at the end of your studies, you take an examination that is allocated to the previous semester within the first week of the lecture period and you do not intend to take any courses, you do not have to re-enroll. This also applies to oral exams that are part of the mandatory examinations stipulated in the academic and examination regulations.

An exception is in relation to the submission of your thesis. In this case, you must be enrolled as a student.

For the specific regulations, please refer to §14 of the General Academic and Examination Regulations for Bachelor's and Master's Programs at the Techical University of Munich.

How do I apply for a refund?

  • Return your student card by the deadline either in person to the TUM service desk at the main campus or de-validate it in a validation machine after exmatriculation. Alternatively, you can send the card to us by registered mail on the day of exmatriculation: TUM CST Beiträge und Stipendien, Arcisstraße 21, 80333 München. Please note the above deadlines.
  • Fill out the application for refund, which you can find in your TUMonline account under the menu item “Tuition Fees” and send it via e-mail to beitragsmanagement(at)zv.tum.de.

Contact Semester Fees Management

TUM Center for Study and Teaching
Semester Fees Management

Office hours:

Thursday 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Friday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Room 0196

Contact:
Tel. +49 89 289 – 28064; – 28063
beitragsmanagement(at)zv.tum.de

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