Taking up university studies does not only entail rights but also entails obligations for the student. Due to their limited capacity to contract, minors must therefore obtain consent from their parents or legal guardians. Proof that such consent has been given should be submitted no later than at the time of enrolling for a degree programme.
Consent to a minor taking up university studies covers all activities and obligations in connection with his/her university education as well as related declarations. These activities and obligations include in particular:
- applying for admission, enrolling as well as re-enrolling to continue studies in the following semesters
- the obligation to pay semester fees as well as any additional fees and charges that may be due (e. g. charges for overdue materials at the University Library)
- the obligation to apply for or request all matters related to university studies and assessments/examinations in due time (applications for leaves of absence, a change of subjects, studying for two degrees at the same time, reasonable accommodation, deadline extension, registration for and withdrawal from assessments)
- using the University Library
- using IT services, unrestricted internet access in particular
- attending courses and taking assessments offered by the University including courses offered by external institutions, placements, and field trips (this includes registering for both courses and assessments)
- registering for and attending lab courses and exercises as well as adhering to safe laboratory practices
- exercising both active and passive rights to vote
- signing up for and participating in sports activities offered by the University (optional)
By giving their consent, parents or legal guardians also consent to letters, notifications, etc. from the University being sent directly to the student.
Semester fees and other charges
All students must pay their semester fees as well as any other fees and charges that may be due in a timely manner.
Dates and deadlines
Using the University Library as well as IT services
Students can use the University Library as well as IT services provided by the University of Würzburg for purposes connected to their university education. Once students have been officially enrolled, they will be granted access to University Library resources.
Internet access is not subject to restrictions. The University of Würzburg does not employ any human or technology-based solutions to ensure that minors do not have access to inappropriate web content (e. g. supervision by staff members or software to filter pornographic or criminal web content).
If applicants are underage at the time they apply for admission or at the time they are enrolled, consent must be obtained from their legal guardians (usually their parents).
To give their consent, legal guardians/parents must sign the relevant section of the application for admission or the application for enrolment.