Distance study (DISC)

Instalment payment - Tuition fee

The semster fee can generally be paid in instalments if requested in due time.



The social contribution must still be paid within the enrolment or re-registration period !
An agreement for payment by instalments only refers to the tuition fee!

Information on payment by instalments

Who ?for summer semester
(1st April - 30 Sept.)
for Winter semester
(1st Oct. - 31 March)
Beginning students15 March15 September
Enrolled students10 December10 May
   (Receipt at the RPTU is decisive!)

Please send the application form via e-mail as an PDF document to the respective staff of the  Subdivision Distance Student Affairs.

After successful application you will receive a "payment by instalments" agreement for countersignature. By doing so, you declare your acceptance of the conditions. Send the signed application back (via E-Mail as an PDF document) within the period stated there.

If you do not agree with the agreement, the tuition fee is due immediately and in full.

In case of default of payment of the instalments you will receive a reminder. If the instalments are not paid, you will be de-registered at the end of the semester.

Only after full payment of the instalments, i.e. when the total amount has been received, you will be re-registered for the next semester. Only then you will receive your student ID card by postal mail.

Enrolled students:
After payment of the three instalments in due time, you will be activated for access to the study material in time for the start of your studies.

Beginning students:
After the second instalment has been paid in due time, you will be activated for access to the study material in time for the start of your studies (provided you have completed your registration in OpenOLAT).

You will be offered 3 instalments:

Who ?For summer Semester
(1st April - 30 Sept.)
For Winter semester
(1st Oct. - 31 March)
Beginning students

31 March
15 April
15 May

30 September
15 October
15 November
Enrolled students

10 January
10 February
10 March

10 June
10 July
10 August

 (Receipt of payment at the RPTU is decisive)
Please note that the amount must have been received and that value dates for transfers can sometimes take several days.


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Tax office

The obligation to present documents to the tax office has been dropped, so that you do not have to submit any proof. The obligation to present documents applies.

Only in cases of doubt you have to submit documents (admission or matriculation notification / data sheet with transfer form) to the tax office upon request by the tax office. You are required to keep the respective documents.

Employer payment

Please make sure that the correct purpose is stated so that the tuition fee can be allocated correctly. To do this, you can submit the notification of admission or matriculation / the data sheet with transfer form to the employer.

In exceptional cases, you can request for each semester to make the invoice to the employer. Please get in touch with the contact persons in the respective degree programmes at the  DISC for more information.