Exemption from semester ticket and social contribution
How do I exempt myself from the semester ticket?
Regardless of your faculty of study, you have the option of being exempted from the semester ticket. The AStA is responsible and you can find the relevant information and the application for exemption from the semester ticket here.
How do I exempt myself from the social contribution?
Exemption from the social contribution is only possible with a leave of absence/ semester off.
You can only be exempted from the social contribution if:
- you are obliged to spend a semester abroad according to your study and examination regulations,
- you are abroad during the entire Viadrina semester (winter semester: October-March / summer semester: April-September) and
- do not receive BAföG abroad.
You can find the application for exemption from social contributions on the website of the Studentenwerk. Enclose proof of the stay abroad and proof of the obligation to spend a semester abroad (excerpt from the study and examination regulations) with the application.