Changing degree programmes

Changing, adding or cancelling a degree programme

Students enrolled at the University of Münster who wish to change their enrolment to a restricted-admission programme, or one or more restricted-admission subjects, must first apply for admission. If you want to switch into a non-restricted degree programme, you can change your enrolment status without applying. For more details, click on the section below pertaining to your desired programme.

When you change degree programmes, you are allowed to keep your student ID number and all login data to your WWU account. Therefore, it is important to re-register early (i.e. pay the semester fee).

After changing degree programmes, your enrolment certificates are automatically updated on the SelfService.

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More information about re-registration

  • Restricted-admission degree programmes or subjects

    If you wish to switch into a restricted-admission bachelor's programme or restricted-admission bachelor's subject, you must first apply via the online application portal. If you receive and accept an offer of admission, we will send you an official letter of notification via our Info Portal the following day. You must then complete the online enrolment process within the period stated in the letter (usually up to a week), at which time you must also indicate the subject you want to give up/keep. You will then receive an enrolment application via email which you are to submit together with additional documents listed therein to the Student Admissions Office.

    To change to a master's programme (non-teaching) or Master of Education programme, you must first apply for admission to the programme by the specified deadline and fulfil the respective admission requirements. This is the only way to change your enrolment to a non-teaching master's programme.

  • Non-restricted degree programmes

    The change of Course study have to be requested in person through authorized third parties, by post or by email to studentadministration@wwu.de from the university email address, indicating the student ID number.

    Exception: A change to an academic-theoretical master's degree programme or a Master of Education can only be requested in person or by post and requires a successful application, an admission and the acceptance of the admission in time. Without this, the enrolment in an academic-theoretical master's degree programme or a Master of Education is not possible.

    The change of course study (non-restricted) can only be made once the status of your re-registration request has been "approved" in the SelfService portal. A change of your course study have to be requested until the last working day before the start of lectures.

    • A change to a doctoral programme is possible until 15th May for a summer semester and 15th November for a winter semester. The required documents as well as the degree certificate entitling to doctoral studies and the individual doctoral certificate have to be submitted.
    • The Foreign Language Training for Lawyers (FFA) can be registered for a summer semester until the end of April and for a winter semester until the end of October. The C-Test certificate, an acknowledgement or admission from the FFA office have to be sent.
  • Higher semester enrolment

    To change to a higher semester in a non-restricted degree programme or subject, students must submit a certificate issued by the degree course advisor, confirming recognition of academic achievement (placement).

    For higher-semester enrolment in a restricted-admission degree programme or subject, students must submit or send all documents listed in the letter of admission.

  • visiting students and cooperation students

    Students who wish to change from visiting student to an ordinary student status request this in person, by post or by email (studentadministration@wwu.de) from their university email address, stating their WWU student ID number. The de-registration certificate of the previous first university and, if the studies were completed at the other university, a copy of the degree certificate have to be submitted.

    In addition, the digital transmission of the health insurance status by a statutory health insurance company is required.

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    Students who wish to continue their studies at WWU Münster as a visiting student, have to contact the Student Admissions Office by phone or send an email to studentadministration@wwu.de. In general, the faculty at WWU Münster have to agree, the other university have not to be further than 100 km away from WWU Münster and the course of study at WWU Münster have to be non-restricted.

    The deadline for requesting a change is from the beginning of August for a winter semester and from the beginning of February for a summer semester until the last working day before the  start of lectures.

     

  • Students of the University of Fine Arts

    If you are already enrolled in a teaching degree program at WWU Münster and would like to change one of your teaching subjects to art, you have to request this change in person, by post, or by email (studentadministration@wwu.de), indicating the teaching subject you wish to change and your WWU student ID number. You have to submit your semester certificate from the University of Fine Arts. As soon as your request has been processed, you will receive an email notification to your university email address and you will see in the SelfService portal that you have been de-registered as an ordinary student and enrolled as a visiting student.

    Students who wishing to transfer from a two-subject bachelor's degree with art to the single-subject art for the teaching qualification at the secondary-school level (Gymnasien/Gesamtschule) have to submit a certificate of placement for Educational Studies in addition to the semester certificate from the University of Fine Arts.

    Information regarding the submitted documents is also available at the Student Service of the University of Fine Arts, Leonardo-Campus 2, 48149 Münster.

    As soon as your request has been processed, you will receive an email notification to your university email address and you will see in the SelfService portal that you have been de-registered as an ordinary student and enrolled as a cooperative student.

    The deadline for requesting a change is from the beginning of August for a winter semester and from the beginning of February for a summer semeter until the last working day before the start of lectures.

     

     

  • Cancelling a degree programme

    It is possible to cancel a degree programme at any time. Cancellation can be retroactively effected until midterm. The student, however, is not permitted to complete any required coursework or examinations in that semester. Concluded degree programmes are not automatically cancelled. In accordance with § 7 (2) of the Enrolment Regulations of the University of Münster, you must request to cancel or change your degree programme, or de-register (exmatriculate) no later than the last day of the semester during which you received your degree.

    Cancellation of one programme does not affect the continuation of your other degree programme(s). You must submit your request to cancel a degree programme online via the SelfService under Requests -> Create request -> Studies > Cancellation of enrolment for a degree programme.

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  • Required documents

    Whenever we ask you to submit written applications or requests, you must also provide a self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage so that we can send you confirmation of your requested change, new semester certificates (if necessary) and return your submitted documents.

    If you have completed the degree programme in question, please include an authenticated copy of your degree certificate.

    If you wish to change to a doctoral programme, please submit confirmation of doctoral supervision or the letter of admission from the doctoral examination board or dean of the corresponding faculty.

    More information

    Students who wish to cancel enrolment in any of the following subjects are required to upload or send a confirmation of release (Entlastungsbescheinigung) from the respective faculty/ institute.

    • Pharmacy (Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Corrensstr. 48)
    • Music, Music/Music Practice and New Media and Musicology (Institute of Musicology and Music Education, Philippistr. 2)
    • Didactics of Geography, Geography, Geospatioal Tecnologies,  Water Sciences, Geoinformatics and Landscape Ecology (Geosciences I adm. office, Heisenbergstr. 2, Rm. 3). Confirmation of release from the Faculty of Geosciences [de] (then click on "Students")
    • Dentistry (available from the administrative office (Ms. I. Weers) issued by Prof. Dr. P. Scheutzel, academic coordinator in Dentistry, Waldeyerstr. 30, 48149 Münster)