The Quality Management and Legal Affairs Section processes all appeals lodged by
- doctoral students, and postdoctoral researchers
concerning rejection letters relating to
- admission procedures,
- examination decisions,
- tuition fees,
- fee notice, and
- general student affairs.
After investigating the matter at hand thoroughly and in full, we will carry out a legal appraisal on the basis of applicable legal standards and make a decision. If your appeal is rejected, we will send you a legal opinion and a fee notice. We represent Universität Hamburg in proceedings before the administrative court (court of claims) and higher administrative court. During such proceedings, we produce written pleadings on behalf of the court, participate in trials set by the court and, if necessary, negotiate or encourage settlement agreements. We examine the form and content of fee notices from the courts and attorneys and issue payment instructions. We inform the competent decision-making party about the outcome of the proceedings and any necessary measures arising therefrom. If you have a question about any ongoing legal proceedings, contact the competent members of staff of the Quality Management and Legal Affairs Section.
Applicants and students who have questions about ongoing legal proceedings can receive personal advice during our office hours on Thursdays, 2–3 pm. Contact widersprueche.Ref31"AT"uni-hamburg.de for an appointment. Appointments are available to
- students who have lodged an appeal against a rejection letter for formal reasons (rather than for reasons of capacity) and require further discussion and/or clarification, e.g., a detailed explanation of the reasons listed in the appeal, submission of relevant evidence, questions about the progress of the appeals procedure and the further process; and
- students who require further information about their ongoing appeals procedure in a matter relating to examinations or general student affairs. This includes appeals concerning examination results, final failure to pass an examination, rejection of an application for recognition and accreditation of coursework and examinations, hardship applications, denial of participation in courses or examinations, cheating allegations, withdrawal from studies, and related concerns. During the appointment, you will be informed about the current progress of your appeal, the further process, and the consequences of the appeal on your individual situation.