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 these following documents:

Application for de-registration (English):

  • The reason for de-registration is: 09 Other reason (Erasmus mobility)
  • Please sign and put the date on page one and two (Declaration).
  • The following signatures are also needed on the second page of the document: International Students Office (IStO), the KIT-library and the Studierendenservice (SLE).

If you need our assistance to finish your de-registration process at KIT, please also complete and sign the letter of authorization (Vollmacht für die Durchführung der Exmatrikulation). 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.

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)

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 115.

In order to transfer the credits you’ve achieved at KIT to your home university, you should download your transcript of records from the Study Portal at KIT.

Only students of the department of Humanities and Social Sciences (including Sport) should contact their departmental coordinators.

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).