At the end of your stay or after you get home

Before leaving for your home country (or next destination) please make sure you take a close look at our leaving checklist below.


Leaving Checklist

It's sad to see you go, but we are happy you chose to study at Reutlingen University. We have prepared this checklist to help you keep track of all the tasks that need to be completed before you return home or continue on to your next destination. Click on each title to find out more about the task. Make sure you read through all the information for each task to find out EXACTLY what you need to do. If you have any questions or concerns please stop by or email the RIO; we are always happy to help!

You can find a downloadable PDF version of this checklist in the service panel on the right.

De-register with the city

This must be done a week before you plan to leave Germany. If you are simply moving to another city, you do not have to de-register but you should fill out the "Umzug" form instead.

Cancel your contracts

One of the most important contracts to cancel is your rental agreement. Make sure you know the cancellation policy so you do not miss the deadline. Additionally, if you signed up for a gym membership, health insurance, internet services, opened a German bank account, etc. you must also cancel these accounts/contracts before you leave Germany. Make sure you inform yourself about the cancellation policy for each of your contracts as they may all be different. 

Move out of your room/hand over your keys

If you live in one of the student dorms, you must make an appointment with your building manager (Hausmeister) to move out. You must make an appointment with the building manager at least 2 weeks in advance. Appointments can only be made during the week. If you have private accommodation, you should speak with your landlord (Vermieter) about the moving out process.

Get a copy of your transcipt of records (if applicable)

Generally, students are not given their transcript before leaving Reutlingen. However, if you urgently need a copy of your transcipts the RIO may provide you with one if final grades have already been submitted and you can provide good reason for needing a copy.

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