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Academic self-administration

Board elections of the Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences

Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences is not generally organised and managed "from the top down". Most decisions are made in bodies that represent the groups concerned. There is the student self-administration, the academic self-administration, the departmental councils and other group-specific bodies.
The student members are elected every year, the members from the professorial and staff bodies every two years.

Current Election notices

Board election 2023-2024 Election of student members to the Academic Senate and to the departmental councils

In January 2024, the elections for the student members of the Academic Senate and the departmental councils of Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences will take place for the term of office starting 01.04.2024.
Further information can be found in the election regulations linked below.

On 06.11.2023, we will publish the current election notice and the writable form template for the election proposal here. English translation of the form template ist available after download by mouse over.
You can view the electoral roll after logging into Elli.

Take part in the self-administration of the university.
We look forward to every election proposal.

All election documents at a glance

Current deadlines for election proposals

Election proposals can be submitted in sealed envelopes to the Registrar as Chair of the Election Commission until Monday, 27 November 2023, 3 pm.
Please be sure to use the forms available at the top of this page. Please also note the notes on signature and declaration of consent that precede the actual "Election proposal" form.

Current election proposals Grace period until 06.12.2023

After the deadline for the submission of election proposals expired on 27 November 2023 at 3 p.m., the Electoral Commission determined that
pursuant to Section 8 (8) of the Election Regulations, a grace period must be set for the submission of further election proposals for the following bodies:

    -> for the Academic Senate (Only nominations with no more candidates than seats to be allocated)
    -> for the Departmental Council 2 (Not enough nominations were submitted.)

Further election proposals for the above-mentioned committees can be submitted within a grace period until Wednesday, 06 December 2023, 3 p.m.
to the Chairman of the Election Commission, Mr Alexander Mraz. Forms are available on the intranet at

The current list of nominations can be found under the link below.

Board elections

Call for cooperation! Formation of an election commission

The time has come again in autumn: the preparation phase for the committee elections at the end of January/beginning of February starts. The Academic Senate appointed the members of the Election Commission at its meeting on June 20, 2023. Unfortunately, we are still looking for a substitute for the group of students.
If you are interested in serving, please send an email to the address of the Election Commission ( Thank you in advance.


How to apply

This fall, the time has come again for the next committee elections, which are scheduled to take place at the end of January/beginning of February 2024, to enter the preparatory phase.

Basic principles
The election regulations of HS Bremerhaven stipulate in §4 that an election commission chaired by the chancellor is responsible for handling the process. All status groups are represented in this election commission with one member and one deputy member each. The term of office of all members of the current election commission expires this year with the appointment of the next election commission.
The period of office of the new Election Commission is two years for all members exept the student group representatives. There term is limited to one year.
It starts from the appointment by the Academic Senate at its meeting on June 20, 2023 and ends with the appointment of members for a new Election Commission.

What's coming up for me?
The time to be invested for the work in the election commission amounts to approximately three to four meetings of about 20-30 minutes, in which the respective decisions are made, as well as two to three hours for the counting on election day. Punctuality and reliability are of particular importance, as the meetings of the election commission must follow a strictly defined schedule, taking into account the legal deadlines. Of course, for the employees, the activity in the election commission is recognized as working time.

If you are interested in cooperation on the Election Commission,
please contact us by mail at or by phone at 0471-4823 386.
We are still looking for a substitute for the group of students.


Results of the board elections

The results of the elections for the Academic Senate and the departmental councils with terms of office from 01 April 2023 have been announced.