Things to Do Before You Leave

There a number of things to do before you leave Mannheim and return home. Here, you will find a list of the things you need to do before you leave:

  • Disenrollment

    Your membership at the University of Mannheim ends with your disenrollment. You may need to present a confirmation, for example, to the statutory health insurance provider or to enroll at another higher education institution. Please submit your request for disenrollment online in Portal² > My studies > Requests > Disenrollment and take note of the information on how to submit a request published there. International exchange students are asked to select “other reasons” under the heading “Reason for disenrollment.”
    If you want to request a confirmation of disenrollment, please write an e-mail with the subject line confirmation of disenrollment and your student ID number to the Express Service. You can only disenroll once you have returned all library items and do not owe the library any fees.

    Important: After the date of disenrollment, you will still have access to Portal² and university emails for 365 days.

    When should I disenroll?

    Double degree students: Please consult with your double degree advisor when you should disenroll!
    Exchange Students – EU citizens:
    Please disenroll after your last examination.

    Exchange Students – non-EU citizens:
    Your visa/German residence permit becomes invalid on the day of your disenrollment. That means that, if you are planning to stay in Germany or Europe after your last examination, you need to disenroll on the day you are leaving Europe. The last possible date for disenrollment is 31 January for the fall semester and 31 July for the spring semester.

  • De-registration of residency at the residents' registration office at your place of residence

    You have to de-register as a resident of the respective town or city where you lived in Germany. Most students have found housing in Mannheim and thus have to de-register at the residents’ registration office of the city of Mannheim (K7). You do not need an appointment for de-registration. You can de-register in person or via e-mail. For electronic de-registration please send an e-mail to: and attach the following documents:

    If you are member of a German health insurance, please ask the residents’ registration office for a confirmation of your de-registration. This confirmation has to be submitted to your German health insurance provider in order to terminate the membership.

  • Terminating your health insurance membership

    If you are member of a German health insurance, please send the following documents to your health insurance provider in order to terminate your membership:

    • your confirmation of disenrollment by the University of Mannheim
    • your confirmation of de-registration of residency by the residents’ registration office (see above

    Double degree students: Please consult with your double degree advisor when you should cancel your health insurance!

  • De-registration at the foreigners’ office

    If you had to open up a blocked account in order to obtain your visa or German residence permit, you can have this account closed at the foreigners’ office. In order to close the blocked account you have to obtain the consent of the competent foreigners’ office (in Mannheim: K7).

    Students who did not open a blocked account do not have to de-register at the foreigners’ office. The residents’ registration office will inform the foreigner’s office of their de-registration.  

  • De-Registration from the Public Broadcasting License Fee

    Before you leave Mannheim, make sure to not only de-register with the Bürgeramt, but also with the Beitragsservice. You can de-register with the Beitragsservice easily by using the online form.
    As the de-registration form is only available in German, find English instructions on how to fill in the form below.

    In order to prove that you are leaving Germany, you can simply upload a scan of the confirmation of your de-registration with the Bürgeramt. After de-registration with the Beitragsservice you will receive a confirmation via mail.

  • Moving out of student housing

    Students who were provided accommodation in student housing by the International Office will need to make a move-out appointment with the Hausbetreuung (Hall Manager) via the Mieterportal 24h.

  • Transcript of records

    You will need the verifiable Transcript of Records in order for the coursework and examinations you completed here to be recognized at your home institution. This document contains the courses you attended, the respective grades you got, and the corresponding number of ECTS credits.

    You can request your verifiable Transcript of Records via your Mobility Online Workflow. After your transcript has been created, you will be notified that your transcript is ready for download in Portal². Please forward the verifiable transcript to your home university. They will verify your grades by following the instructions at the end of the document. You can check up to 365 days after your disenrollment whether all your grades have been published in Portal².

    The course International Summer/Winter Academy (ISA/IWA)  will not be listed on your transcript. After successful completion of the International Summer-/Winter Academy (ISA/IWA), participants will receive a certificate directly from the responsible organization. If your home institution does not accept this certificate, please contact the German as a Foreign Language department at the Service and Marketing GmbH.

    Double Degree Students: You will receive your information directly from Student Services.

  • What are ECTS?

    Within the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), courses are given a certain number of credits reflecting the amount of work a course requires. If you have successfully completed a course, you obtain the indicated number of credits. You do not obtain ECTS credits for classes or examinations that you failed or did not attend. However, these courses are still listed in your transcript.