Admissions Office

Our Services for Students

The Admissions Office is responsible for all the administrative functions regarding your degree course, and can answer questions regarding your admission eligibility and your application. They also process restricted admission degree applications, and are responsible for matriculation and the ex-matriculation later.

Semester fees are also processed by the staff of the Admissions Office, as well as re-registration and any changes to student data (eg. names and addresses). Requests for leave or part-time study should also be submitted here.

Enrollment Certificates (Immatrikulationsbescheinigungen)

Students who have re-registered for the current semester and new students who have paid their semester fee after enrollment can print out their Semester Enrollment Certificates and BAFöG Certificates (in accordance with §9 BAFöG – Federal Training Assistance Act) via the student management account.

You can find a short guide here.

Student Card and Semester Ticket

Hochschule Geisenheim University offers our students the convenience of a chipcard student ID, with all its associated advantages:

  • Students keep the ID card for the duration of their studies at Hochschule Geisenheim University
  • The student card is valid as a photo-ID, even without an ID card or passport
  • The card functions as a student ID, library card, semester ticket and electronic wallet for the Mensa

Further informationen can be found here

Contact; Student Card

Thomas Franßen
Thomas Franßen, M.Sc.
Building 5903
Room 4
Phone +49 6722 502 702
Thomas.Franssen(at) Details
Re-registration and Semester Fee

The semester fee for the winter semester 2019/20 is 314,87 Euro.

Re-registration for the winter semester 2019 is July 15, 2019 - August 15, 2019.

For all payments received after August 15, 2019, a late fee in the amount of 30 Euro will be due in addition to the semester fee.

The extended registration period for the winter semester begins on August 16, 2019 and ends on August 31, 2019.

The receipt of payment by the Hochschule Geisenheim University is considered as re-registration for the next semester.

Please note: Students can only be re-registered for the next semester if payments for re-registration are received in full and on time. Students also need to make sure that they have submitted all nessessary documents and information to the admissions office, prior to re-registration. Outstanding documents or information can prevent a re-registration for the next semester. Changes on personal or study-related data must be notified to the admissions office as soon as possible.

Students will receive the information about the re-registration process via e-mail to their university student account. The information can also be obtained from the admissions office directly.

Semester Fee

Winter Semester 2019/20

Semester fee: 314,87 Euro

The semester fee contains the following fees:

Student Body Fee 18,00 Euro
Studentenwerk Contribution 71,00 Euro
Ferry service (Ingelheim – Oestrich-Winkel) 10,61Euro
Ferry service Bingen-Rüdesheimer 15,90Euro
RMV-Ticket 123,39 Euro
RNN-Ticket 25,47 Euro
Liability Insurance 0,50 Euro
Administrative Cost Contribution 50,00 Euro

Please transfer the amount to the following account, quoting your Student ID Number (Matrikelnummer):

Rheingauer Volksbank eG
Recipient (Empfänger): Hochschule Geisenheim
IBAN: DE22 5109 1500 0000 6060 90

Previous semester fee:

Summer Semester 2019
Semester fee: 314,62 Euro

The semester fee contained the following fees:

Student Body Fee 20,00 Euro
Studentenwerk Contribution 71,00 Euro
Ferry service (Ingelheim – Oestrich-Winkel) 10,00 Euro
Ferry service Bingen-Rüdesheimer 15,00 Euro
RMV-Ticket 123,39 Euro
RNN-Ticket 24,73 Euro
Liability Insurance 0,50 Euro
Administrative Cost Contribution 50,00 Euro

Please find below the semester fees for the previous semesters:

WS 2018/19     SS 2018  

Reimbursement Semester Ticket

Applications for reimbursement of the semester ticket must be submitted to the Admissions Office, in full, by the relevant deadline: April 15 or October 15. A card which has already been validated must be re-validated once the application for reimbursement has been approved by the Admissions Office, so that the semester ticket can be removed. Here please also note the relevant deadline: April 20 or October 20. The semester ticket can be reimbursed when the Admissions Office has been informed about the new validation.

You can find detailed information here (in German)

 Summary of the Process:

  • Submit your application (including the necessary documentation) by 15.04./15.10. to the Admissions Office.
  • Wait for the Info-Email and then re-validate your card by 20.04./20.10. at the latest.
  • Inform the Admissions Office either by email or in person about the re-validation.
  • Wait for the reimbursement to be credited to your account

If you have any questions, the Admissions Office will be happy to help.

Switching to another Degree Program

Please note that this information is only applicable to students who are already enrolled at Hochschule Geisenheim University. If you intend to switch to another degree program or continue with a Master’s degree upon completion of the Bachelor’s degree, you will find the relevant information here.

Please note: Switching to another degree program is only possible during the re-registration period. Before switching to an internal degree program you will have to re-register for the upcoming semester! Please be aware of the re-registration deadline.

There is a simple process for an internal degree program switch:

  • Register in the online portal. Please note that your QIS or Stud-IP log-in-data will not be accepted in the online portal. You will have to register.
  • Complete the application as described in the online portal. The required documents should have been submitted to the Admissions Office in your original application, in which case it will not be necessary to re-submit them. Print out the application and submit it together with any missing documents, to the Admissions Office.
    • For application for a higher semester, a current Transcript of Records must be attached.
    • For switching to a Master’s program, please attach any documents listed in your application.
  • Should any details have changed since the original application (eg. health insurance provider, name or address), please notify the Admissions Office.

If you have any questions, the Admissions Office team will be happy to help.

Maternity Protection Act

Since January 1, 2018 the Maternity Protection Act also applies to university students as far as place, time and schedule of a training course are compulsory and predefined or completion of an internship is a mandatory part of their studies. This means that, as a matter of principle and without any application being necessary, pregnant students are entitled to maternity protection. During this time a relative prohibition regarding participation in exams applies: In the last six weeks before the projected birth and eight weeks after child birth they retain the right not to sit any exams.  They are also entitled to request exemption from lectures with compulsory attendance, excursions as well as any laboratory work or internships. (During the first 12 months after child birth) Pregnant women or breastfeeding mothers are also not allowed to work between 10 pm and 6 am as well as on Sundays and public holidays. Students, however, can waive these rights during their maternity protection period (also after child birth). In this case, they have to expressly declare this (in writing!) to the Admissions Office/Examination Committee. This declaration, however, can be revoked at any time.
Hochschule Geisenheim must complete a risk assessment for pregnant students - as well as pregnant employees – once the student has informed the university of her pregnancy. Based on an assessment form it will be determined whether the pregnant student is exposed to any influences harmful to health and whether any protective measures (e.g. alternative performance/achievements) will have to be taken during pregnancy or breastfeeding period without this being disadvantageous to the student.

In order for Hochschule Geisenheim to be able to comply with the provisions as stipulated by the Maternity Protection Act, all students are recommended to inform the Admissions Office about their pregnancy and the projected date of birth as soon as they know about them. There is no obligation to do so. If students, however, do not inform the university about their pregnancy, they voluntarily refrain from making use of any measures as provided by the Maternity Protection Act.  

Advice and further information on

  • how to combine family and studies/Maternity Protection Act: Family Service Office of HGU, Ms Beata Szabo, tel.: +49 6722 502 691, e-mail: Beata.Szabo(at)
  • risk assessment and safety at work: Dr. Karsten Rose, tel.: +49 6722 502283, e-mail: Karsten.Rose(at)
  • general questions relating to your studies: Admissions Office of HGU, Ms Petra Ernst, tel.: +49 6722 502 700, e-mail: Studierendenbuero(at)
  • all examination queries: Please contact the Examinations Office.


Useful links and contact data of the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth:

Gesetz zur Neuregelung des Mutterschutzrechts, BGBl, Nr. 30 vom 29.5.2017

(Amendment of Maternity Protection Act)

Leitfaden zum neuen Mutterschutzgesetz (Broschüre)

(Guidelines for new Maternity Protection Act)

Service telephone: 004-30/201 799 130 Monday-Thursday, 9 am - 6 pm

Leave of Absence

In accordance with §8 of Hessen’s University Enrollment Regulation (Immatrikulationsverordnung), dated 24.02.2010, last amended by the Regulation dated 23.04.2013 (GVBI p. 191 dated 17.05.2013), leave of absence can only be granted for serious and compelling reasons, e.g.:

  • where illness prevents proper academic study,
  • for the completion of a study-related internship which is not part of the degree course,
  • for a study-related stay abroad,
  • for a period of maternity leave in accordance with the German Maternity Protection Act (Mutterschutzgesetz), for a period of parental leave (Elternzeit) in accordance with §15 of the Federal Child-Raising Allowance Act (Bundeserziehungsgeldgesetz), for periods of medically approved care of dependent relatives,
  • membership of a national squad (A, B, C or D/C squad) of one of the central sports associations of the Deutscher Sportbund.
  • participation as an appointed or elected representative in an academic or student self-government body.

    Applications for leave of absence must be made in writing, stating reasons and, with the exception of cases 1 and 4, submitted by the deadlines specified on the application form. The required supporting documents should be attached.  Students who have been granted leave of absence must still pay the semester fee(s) for the respective semester(s) by the due date.

    Further information

    Part-time Study


    ( §9 ImmaVerordnung des Landes Hessen)

    Applicants and students can enroll for part-time study in non restricted-admission Bachelor’s degree courses, provided that this is not excluded by the examination regulations (Prüfungsordnung) and provided they cannot complete the degree course as full-time students due to employment, care of dependent relatives, a disability or chronic illness which affects their studies or other similar compelling reasons.

    • As a rule, proof must be provided that the employment relationship comprises a regular weekly working period of a minimum of 14 and maximum of 28 hours.
    • As a rule, bringing up a child aged 10 years and under or proven care of close relatives with an assigned care level (Pflegestufe) are classed as ‘care of dependent relatives’.
    • A disability or chronic illness must be documented by a medical certificate (ärztliche Bescheinigung).
    • An example for a ‘compelling reason’ would be any membership of University bodies, the student body (Studierendenschaft) or student services (Studentenwerk) which involves a considerable time commitment.
    • Part-time study may be commenced and repeatedly continued in every semester within the standard prescribed period of study, whereby the maximum extension of the study period must not exceed twice the standard prescribed period of study.

    Appropriate documentary evidence must be submitted together with the application.

    Important note for BAföG student loan recipients: As part-time study does not normally qualify for funding, we recommend that, before deciding on part-time study, you contact the Amt für Ausbildungsförderung for advice on the possible consequences and on further funding: Studentenwerk Frankfurt


    De-registration means the ending of University membership and takes place when students have successfully completed their studies. If you wish to withdraw from the University during your course of study (in order to continue your studies at a different university, for example, or because you do not wish to continue your studies), you can apply to the Admissions Office (Studierendenbüro) for same-day de-registration (i.e. with immediate effect) or with effect from the end of the current semester. Please note the deadlines for reimbursement of the semester fee. These are the April 15 for a summer semester and the October 15 for a winter semester. Applications received after these deadlines will not be reimbursed.

    In accordance with §59 Hessisches Hochschulgesetz (Hessen Higher Education Act), the University will terminate the student status of students who

    • were registered on the basis of an incorrect admission certificate and this certificate was withdrawn,
    • have failed to correctly re-register for the next semester,
    • have failed to pay their contribution to the relevant health insurance provider (Krankenkasse),
    • have failed to pass a preliminary, intermediate or final examination at the final attempt.

    You can download the De-registration Application Form here.

    The Student Card must be submitted together with the de-registration application form.

    Please note that the Application for Reimbursement of the Semester Fee is a separate form and must be submitted separately (deadlines!). You’ll find it here.

    NEW: Information for Students using the Online Studyservice

    Log-in Information:

    You will find the practical guidelines here.

    Opening Hours Admissions Office

    Monday and Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 12 noon
    Tuesday and Thursday: 9 a.m. - 12 noon and 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Friday: Closed

    Hotline: +49 6722 502 700

    The Admissions Office is located in:
    Von-Lade-Straße 1
    65366 Geisenheim

    Semester dates

    Winter Semester 2019/20
    September 1, 2019 – start of semester
    October 14, 2019 – start of teaching
    February 14, 2020 – end of teaching
    January 31 - February 14, 2020 – examination weeks
    February 29, 2020 – end of semester
    February 14, 2020 - academic ceremony

    Winter Break
    December 21, 2019 - January 5, 2020

    Summer Semester 2019
    March 1, 2019 – start of semester
    March 18, 2019 – start of teaching
    July 12, 2019 – end of teaching
    June 28, 2019 - July 12, 2019 – examination weeks
    August 31, 2019 – end of semester
    July 12, 2019 - academic ceremony

    Spring Break
    April 18, 2019 - April 23, 2019
    Friday, May 31, 2019
    Friday, June 21, 2019



    Daniela Archontas-Fadl
    Daniela Archontas-Fadl, M.A.
    Building 5905
    Room 00.10
    Phone +49 6722 502 705
    Daniela.ArchontasFadl(at) Details
    Gutrun Bühler
    Gutrun Bühler
    Building 5905
    Room 00.08
    Phone +49 6722 502 700
    Gutrun.Buehler(at) Details
    Petra Ernst
    Petra Ernst
    Building 5905
    Room 00.10
    Phone +49 6722 502 700
    Petra.Ernst(at) Details
    Maximilian Leon Tietz
    Maximilian Leon Tietz
    Building 5905
    Room 00.08
    Phone +49 6722 502 700
    Maximilian.Tietz(at) Details