Orientation Event

Orientation Event Summer Semester 2023

Welcome to the Faculty of Social Sciences!!!
We are pleased that you have decided to study at the Faculty of Social Sciences.

In order for you to get to know the faculty and your degree program, we offer an orientation event (OV) for all first-year students at the beginning of the summer semester 2023.

You do not need to register for the OV. Just show up and feel free to participate. We strongly encourage you to attend.

This semester, the OV consists of two main components:

1. online study organization course with information, video presentations and links.

2. Orientation session with the following dates:

BA Political Science minor:

Tuesday, 04/04/2023, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Westend Campus, Seminar House, Room SH 4.105.

BA Sociology minor:

Thursday, 04/06/2023, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Westend Campus, Seminar House, Room SH 4.105.

We wish you a good and successful start into your studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences!!!


We have created an online learning course on study organization (learning bar) for you, which contains information, video presentations and links to the most important topics. The learning bar is an interactive online course that aims to provide you with all the important information for your studies in a clear way. The learning bar will remain permanently available online and will also accompany you during your studies. Take at least one day (better two days) for the learning bar. Please note that the learning bar is in German language.

So for students of the M.A. Comparative Democracy only the following video is relevant.

You find the complete learning bar in German here.

Below you will find the power point video presentation in English used in the learning bar for download as pdf:

Study Organization MA Comparative Democracy (Study Regulations 2022)

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Dipl.-Soz. Alexander Simon

Student counselling for B.A. programs in Political Science and Sociology / Student counselling for M.A. programs / M.A. admission / B.A./M.A. internship counselling 

Telephone: +49 069/798-36596


PEG Room 2.G 133

Open consultation hours:

Tuesday 11a.m - 1p.m.

Thursday 11a.m. - 1 p.m.

Open telephone consultation hours:

Wednesday 11a.m - 1p.m.

or by individual arrangement

Department 03
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6
60323 Frankfurt am Main