Legal counseling is possible only by appointment, in order to reduce waiting time. We will tell you the date and time a week beforehand. In exceptional cases, appointments can be arranged via email. Send a brief description of your case to email@example.com
Because our advisory service is often overburdened, please bring all issues that have nothing to do with higher education law or examination regulations to the attention of our other legal advisory services.
Securing a university place at the TU by making a legal claim
Have you applied for an university place and your application has been declined? Or are you afraid that this might happen? We will hold meetings in March, in which we will explain how to secure a university place by making a legal claim. We provide information and answer questions about the legal procedure and the financial risk involved. We bring the necessary forms and can help you with filling them out.
In light of recent events, we encourage students not to put up with bullying by lectures. As a student, you have rights that you should assert. In many cases, a brief glance into the Regulations Governing General Study and Examination Procedures (the 'Allgemeine Studien- und Prüfungsordnung') will tell you if the requirements in a course are legal or not.
You can find a more readable version of most relevant laws and regulations here.
Often students turn to us when they have just missed a deadline, and we are no longer to help them. To avoid this, please show us official decisions, with which you are not content, as soon possible. You can find a list of the most important deadlines here.
The political dimension
We work for a university where studying remains possible for all students, and not only for those who can afford it! However, because of the undemocratic power structure in the university, we can assert only relatively little influence on the laws and regulations governing study and examination procedures. This is due to the constant majority of professors within the university's decision-making structures. Apart from giving individual advice, we campaign for free access to higher education.
If you are planning to secure a place at the TU by making a legal claim (the 'Einklagen'), you do not need a lawyer for it. A first introduction into the topic can be found on the website of the Council of Departments of the Humboldt University.
Topics include (but are not restricted to):
- securing a university place by making a legal claim
- problems with the study and examination regulations
- problems with an examination board
- help with making an appeal or an application for an re-examination ('Gegenvorstellung')
- study counseling without consent (the first step to de-registration)
- detailed medical certificates (the 'Funktionsstörungsatteste')
- attendance lists and compulsory attendance
- encroachment on privacy
Soon your course of study will cease to exist?
Thousands of students are still enrolled in a Masters or Diploma course in the TU Berlin you are not alone in this! Despite this, the university plans to let these courses peter out, and legally, it is allowed to do so because of § 126 in the Berlin Higher Education Law. The law stipulates that universities set a date when the final exams will be organised for the last time. After this date, the course is considered to be suspended. You might already have heard about these dates; some of them have already passed.
Please contact us if you want more information about the courses of study which are to be suspended!
Via Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Personal (during office times): Room TK 112 (AStA der TU Berlin, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, TU, TK).
Phone (during office times): (030) 314 - 23960
Fax: (030) 314 - 28174