Certificate of Good Standing

 

What is a statutory declaration in lieu of an oath?

In your statutory declaration, you confirm in lieu of an oath that you have not ultimately failed a course of study or subject at RWTH or a university in Germany or have not lost the right to take a required exam. You must submit a certificate of good standing if you declare that you have failed a course or subject of study. You can obtain the certificate from the examination board.

You must submit a certificate of good standing if you declare that you have ultimately failed a course or subject of study or have lost your right to take a required exam.

The hand-signed declaration is a requirement to enroll in any Bachelor's, Staatsexamen, or Master's course of study.

If you make a false declaration in lieu of an oath, you may be subject to serious legal consequences.

 

Certificate of Good Standing

When do I need a certificate of good standing?

You must submit a certificate of good standing if you have indicated in your affidavit that you did not pass a course of study or subject at RWTH or a university in Germany or can no longer be admitted to a required exam or have lost the right to take exams in your chosen course of study or subject at RWTH.

The form for the certificate of good standing can be downloaded together with the affidavit from Self Service. Aside from the affidavit, a certificate of good standing is required to enroll in this case. You will receive your certificate from the examination board of your new course of study.

What is a certificate of good standing and what is its purpose?

If you are transferring to a different subject or are re-enrolling in a new course of study, a certificate of good standing ensures that you still have the right to take exams. If you ultimately failed an exam during your previous studies, you may have lost the right to take exams in another course of study. This is particularly the case if the same or an equivalent exam is also in your new course of study.

How do I request a certificate of good standing?

Download the form from Self Service and contact your departmental advisor at RWTH with the required information explained below. It can take some time for the certificate of good standing to be issued. Please contact the departmental advisor for your course of study or subject as soon as possible. If you are in a teacher education course of study, be aware that you will need a certificate of good standing for each individual subject.

Please note that the above information does not apply to students wishing to enroll in a degree program at a university other than RWTH.