Elections

The next election is expected to be held by November 25, 2021.

Whom can I vote for?

The question is easy to answer: students from our student faculty!

Five different committees must be newly staffed with student members: the faculty student council, the senate, the extended senate, the faculty council and the divisional council. Students sit on each of these bodies, representing student interests and helping to determine the future of the university, faculties and courses of study.

For more info on the committees, see the “What do I vote for?” section further down this page.

Here you can find an overview of all candidacies for the Faculty Student Council and the Faculty Council.

Enjoy browsing and have a good choice!

Why should I vote?

Because elections are basically a good opportunity to influence and shape things.

Students can contribute their experience and observations from a very large crowd. Your interests are not represented – as in the Bundestag – by political parties vying for voters’ favor, but by individual volunteers who decide together. That is why it is important that you vote. Only through a high voter turnout can we show that our students are behind us. This significantly increases the power of our arguments!

When and where do I vote?

The 2021 university election will be a mail-only election.

To participate in the absentee ballot, you must apply for it at this link.

In order to receive the election documents by post, the application must be sent by 05.11.2021. In case of personal collection, 20.11.2021 is sufficient.

The election letter must be received by the university no later than 25.11.2021, 15:00.

What do I vote for?

You can elect the student council, as well as the student representatives of the faculty council, the departmental council, the senate, the extended senate, and the student equal opportunity representative. You should know the student council by now. You have three votes for it, which you can distribute among one to three candidates as you wish.

In addition to the student council, you also elect student members to other committees: To the Faculty Council (two), which manages the fate of the entire faculty, to the Divisional Council (three), to the Senate (four), which is responsible for the entire university, and to the Extended Senate, which meets only for the election of the rector and the adoption of basic regulations (four more).

How can I vote?

To run for office, you must declare your candidacy in written form by 01.11.2021. You can get the necessary form for the faculty council elections here and for all other elections here.

Where can I find additional information?

For more information, check the Student Council or the University.

If you have any questions, you can always contact us.