Before leaving Germany

You should plan your return home just as carefully as you planned your stay in Germany. 

Students from developing countries can sometimes claim repatriation grants. These differ widely: there are grants for setting up a business, transport subsidies, time limited financial support and the like.

If you have paid your pension insurance contributions in Germany and there is no social security agreement between Germany and your homeland then, if necessary, you can have the contributions paid out. If there is an agreement you can assert the claim later on. Find out about this before you leave!


Before you return to your homeland you should do the following:

  • De-register at your place of residence
  • De-register from the students' register
  • Cancel health care and telephone contract.
  • Close your bank account
  • Contact the pension insurance fund


Please download the checklist "Before leaving Germany".


Once you de-register from Anhalt University your residence permit as a student becomes invalid!!