Counselling on all B.A. and M.A. degree programmes at the Faculty of Social Sciences

Student Counselling Service


Alexander Simon


Room: PEG 2.G 133

Tel.: +49 69 798-36596

Office hours:

Open office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (in lecture free time only on Tuesdays)

Open telephone consultation hour: Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.;
availability by telephone outside of the telephone consultation hour is not guaranteed.

You do not need to register for the open consultation hours. If you do not have time during the open consultation hours, you can make an individual counselling appointment for video counselling, face-to-face counselling or telephone counselling by e-mail at any time.

Academic Advice – Responsibilities:

  • Advice on all questions related to planning, organising and structuring studies
  • Advice on all questions regarding the Study Regulations
  • Advice on questions related to the contents of degree programmes at the Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Internship advice
  • Career guidance
  • Advice on MA applications and admissions
  • Advice for female students on maternity protection
  • Advice for prospective students/advice on degree programmes
  • Part-time studies
  • Requests for the opening of courses
  • Content-related advice on the topic of dissertations
  • Registration for courses
  • Orientation Course

Examination Office


Dieter Groh (Head), Daniela Toplicanec

Rooms: PEG 2.G130, PEG 2.G132

+49 69 798-36562

Office hours:

Open office hours:

Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 – 13:00 (in lecture free time only on Tuesdays)

Examination Office – Responsibilities:

  • Advice on all questions related to examinationsegistration of all end-of-module examinations and participation certificates
  • Applications for recognition of achievements
  • Dissertations (registration, organisational issues, supervisor authorisation)
  • Submission of internship reports
  • Certificates for compulsory internships
  • Online examination registration
  • Applications for admission to a higher subject-specific semester
  • Organisation of oral examinations
  • Transcripts of records and final examination certificates
  • Cases of plagiarism
  • Applications to the Examination Committees

Erasmus Counselling/ Department for International Affairs


Dr Anke Reinhold 

Room: PEG 2.G 134

+49 69 798-36571

Office hours:

Open office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (in lecture free time only on Tuesdays) (no registration needed) or by individual arrangement

International Relations has also put together FAQs at with answers to many questions to do with going abroad during your studies.

International Affairs – Responsibilities:

  • Advice on stays abroad (studying, internships, scholarship programmes, etc.)
  • Advice on the Erasmus+ application procedure
  • Organisation of the selection procedure for Erasmus+ exchange places
  • Nomination of students (outgoing students) to the partner universities
  • Learning Agreements for studies or internships abroad
  • Certificates on the subject relevance of internships abroad
  • Submission of Experience Reports
  • Applications for cancelling, extending or shortening stays abroad
  • Advice on stays abroad with a child or children
  • Information events on stays abroad (for applicants, outgoing students, etc.)

Anonymous Feedback Tool

At the request of the students, the department has set up a possibility to send anonymous feedback to the e-mail address Students can send negative as well as positive feedback and express criticism and complaints anonymously. The feedback can refer to courses, but also to teachers or administrative staff or departments. Please always indicate the relevant teachers or departments of Department 03. Feedback to persons in other departments will not be forwarded.

Any personal details of the students will then be deleted and the feedback will then be forwarded anonymously to the relevant persons or positions in teaching or administration without the students' details.

We would also like to point out that any insults or slurs will not be forwarded. Students are requested to express themselves in a factual and constructive manner.

At the same time, we ask students to first check whether a personal conversation might be more effective. The department would like to see an open feedback and communication culture. So please only use this tool if you feel that you are not getting anywhere with open criticism and feedback.
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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.

In lecture free time only on Tuesdays

Open telephone consultation hours:

Wednesday 11a.m - 1p.m.

or by individual arrangement

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