For students who are already enrolled at the University of Münster

By re-registering, you inform the University that you wish to continue your studies in the following semester. To re-register, all you have to do is pay the semester fee within the prescribed four-week re-registration period regardless of whether you plan to change degree programmes, apply for admission to a new programme or request a leave of absence. The self-service re-registration portal opens at  mid-July for winter-semester enrolment and mid-January for summer-semester enrolment. The University will remind you to re-register via email to your university account.

Visit the Self-Service portal

You may choose one of two methods to pay the semester fee: the SEPA direct debit scheme or electronic transfer.

  • SEPA direct debit scheme

    You can simplify the process of re-registering by having the payment of the semester fee automatically debited from your bank account via the SEPA direct debit scheme. To do this, log on to the Self-Service portal ( with your ZIV user ID. Click on "My Applications, "Create request" and "Management > SEPA dircet debit authorization". When you save the data, you automatically grant the University of Münster permission to directly debit your account. It is not necessary to send a written request form!

    Visit the Self-Service portal

    The semester fee is then debited from your account by the University Cash Office every semester thereafter. Normally we send an email to your university email account two weeks in advance, detailing the amount and date of the debit. You may rescind your mandate at any time, and upon de-registration (exmatriculation), the mandate is automatically terminated.

    More information on de-registration

  • Electronic transfer

    After receiving the request for payment of the semester fee via email, log on to the Self-Service portal with your ZIV login data.

    Visit the Self-Service portal

    You can view the semester fee which you have to pay by clicking on My Applications / Request form Re-registration / Fees. This amount takes into account any overpayments or outstanding fees from the previous semester.

    Please transfer the semester fee to the account of the University of Münster indicated on the page. Under the section "Verwendungszweck" (intended purpose), please remember to include the 13-digit reference number (without spaces or hyphens).

    More information on the semester fee

  • You haven't received an email from us?

    If you don't receive an email from us, notifying you to pay your semester fee, this might be due to one of the following reasons:

    1. Your account might be automatically forwarding your emails to an invalid email address.
    2. Your email box might be full, preventing you from receiving any new emails.
    3. Our email might have landed in your spam folder.

    Visit the "Mein ZIV" user portal where you can also sign in to your WWU email account.

  • Other important information about re-registration

    1. The semester fee must be deposited in the account of the University Cash Office by the given deadline. Please note that it can take up to a week after transferral before receipt of your payment is confirmed in the Self-Service portal, which you can view by clicking on "Request form Re-registration" and the menu tab "Fees".
    2. After payment of the semester fee has been deposited into the account of the University Cash Office, your re-registration status will change from "Preliminarily Excluded" to "Approved" and you will be able to download your semester and BAföG certificates four weeks before semester starts under the menu tab "Documents".
    3. After your re-registration status is changed to "Approved" you can also download your VGM/NRW semester ticket and the semester ticket for cultural events under the menu tab "My Tickets".
    4. If you fail to submit your re-registration request on time, a late surcharge of € 1.50 will be billed to your account. The surcharge and semester fee will be deducted from your bank account and listed accordingly in your fees statement, which you can view by clicking "Request form Re-registration" and the menu tab "Fees".