In order to receive the erasmus funding,​ you have to submit the Certificate of Departure to your home university.​ Please upload the Certificate of Departure together with a document that confirms your departure (e.​g.​ flight ticket,​ train ticket or a confirmation of the last examination date at KIT) in one PDF in Mobility Online.​ You can either use the template of your home university or the KIT version of the document. The documents can be signed earliest two days before your departure date.

Before you leave KIT, you should de-register. As you will need a de-registration certificate (“Exmatrikulationsbescheinigung”) when you want to study in a German university again.

Please go to the webpage of the Studierendenservice (SLE) and download the Application for de-registration (English). 

Complete the form with your personal data and with the following information:

  • The reason for de-registration is: 09 Other reason (Erasmus mobility)
  • Please sign and put the date on page one and two (Declaration)

Then collect the following signatures: 

  • International Students Office (IStO-Secretary, Building 50.20, 1st Floor, Room 106)
    General opening hours: Monday, Wednesday-Friday
    9.00 am - 12.00 am
  • the KIT-library

Then hand in the form to the Studierendenservice (SLE) or send it via "Contact Form" to SLE.

Only if you are no longer in Karlsruhe and need our assistance to finish your de-registration process at KIT, please also download, complete and sign the letter of authorization (Vollmacht für die Durchführung der Exmatrikulation) and send it to us. Then we will be able to forward your document to the KIT-library and to the SLE. Please send both documents to us by e-mail. You can also ask a friend to do it for you.

Your KIT e-mail account (starting with u****) will be deactivated six months after your de-registration at KIT. Thus, in the next six months you still have the access to the Study Portal at KIT to download:

  • the de-registation certificate (“Exmatrikulationsbescheinigung”)
  •  your Transcript of Records (ToR)/Grade Table

Before your departure, you should notify the local authority of your residential town that you will leave Germany. You can do this easily at the “Bürgerbüro” responsible for the district you live in. Detailed information about the services of Karlsruhe's public authorities can be obtained at 115, Karlsruhe's public authorities' hotline.

In order to transfer the credits you've achieved at KIT to your home university, you should download your transcript of records/grade table from the Study Portal at KITIt can be found under  “Certificates” on the left hand side of the page.

Your access to the Study Portal at KIT is still active for six months after your de-registration at KIT.

If you no longer have access to the Study Portal, you must contact the SLE (Studierendenservice) yourself, e.g. by using the "contact form" at

If your grades have not been published completely, please contact your departmental coordinator or the examiner.

Grading System

 Grade  German  English
 1.0 - 1.3  Sehr gut  Very good
 1.7 - 2.3  Gut  Good
 2.7 - 3.3  Befriedigend  Satisfactory
 3.7 - 4.0  Ausreichend  Sufficient
 4.7 - 5.0  Ungenügend/Nicht ausreichend  Fail
Exams may also be evaluated as „bestanden“ (passed) or „nicht bestanden“ (failed) without grade.

Further information on the statistical distribution of grades according to the descriptions in the ECTS users’ guide can be found in the individual module handbooks of each degree course and on the page for ECTS distribution sheets (only in German). Information on the availability of ranking certificates can be found on the page about certificates (only in German).

A KIT collection is available at the KIT-Webshop . This way you can buy something that will remind you of your good times at KIT.

If you want to stay in touch with useven after your studies at KIT, you can become an alumni. Just log onto our Aumni Network and register. You will then receive regular KIT news and you can become a member in one of 18 Alumni Clubs worldwide (or found a new one in your home country). For more information, visit the alumni website  (only in German).