General Examinations Committee
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Role of the General Examinations Committee

The General Examinations Committee (APA) is a joint committee of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Arts, and Faculty of Theology.

The Committee ensures:

  • compliance with the valid study and examination regulations and
  • proper conduct of examinations in these degree programmes: Bachelor of Arts, Magister Artium, Master of Art, and teacher training (“Lehramt”).

 It also decides on students’ request being part of appeal procedure.

Upcoming meetings, past decisions, and deadlines

At its meetings, the Committee considers the requests submitted and reaches decisions on a case-by-case basis. You will receive a written notification regarding the Committee's decision on your request or appeal, including the reason for the decision and information on legal remedies.

The next meeting of the General Examinations Committee will take place at November 2019. You submit your requests for the meeting by 15 November 2019 at the Academic Office for Student Affairs and Examinations. Any requests submitted after this date will be discussed at the subsequent meeting.

For deadlines for the submission of requests, please refer to the valid examination regulations.

Committee Members


Prof. Dr. Adrian Simpson
(Institute of German Linguistics)

Vice Chairperson Prof. Dr. Stephan Lorenz
(Institute of Sociology)

Elke Netz, M.A.


Prof. Dr. Vanderbeke
(Institute of English and American Studies)

Prof. Dr. Merten
(Institute of Educational Science)

Dr. Herold-Schmidt
(Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Cultural History)

Mr. Drexel
(Faculty of Theology)

Mr. Klemm
(Student representative of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Bachelor of Arts)

Ms. Welle
(Student representative of the Faculty of Arts, Master of Arts)

(Student representative of the Faculty of Theology, Teaching)