Grades, final grades and other legally binding decisions of the Dean's Office of the Phil.-nat. Faculty are communicated to the students in writing, in the form of an order. The decision is accompanied by instructions on how to appeal, which show the student how to proceed, i.e. how to take legal action: For example, an appeal against a grade decision that is not justified from the student's point of view can be filed with the Appeals Commission of the University of Bern within 30 days. The homepage and the information sheet of the Appeals Commission provide detailed information about the Appeals Commission, the procedure and the costs of the procedure.
Before submitting an appeal, we recommend that students contact the Director of Studies or the Dean's Office in advance. Often there are misunderstandings or ambiguities that can be settled amicably without having to initiate legal proceedings, which are often lengthy.
Likewise, the SUB's Legal Assistance Service offers individual legal advice and services for enrolled students.