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Like all students, doctoral students or those wish to gain a doctorate are welcome at the Student Advising and Counselling (ZSB) service. The ZSB can give you advice on all formal and general questions about a potential doctorate such as
A great number of doctorates proceed smoothly and quickly. However, difficulties may well arise during the course of a doctoral thesis. These may be due to the mostly very complicated situation of doing academic work by oneself; working together with others in, for example, a Research Training Group or a Graduate School; or relations with one's supervisor. In addition, private and personal concerns or a very demanding academic staff position (e.g., an increasingly heavy teaching load) can block progress or become very stressful when combined with strenuous research work. The ZSB is there to provide advice and support when, for example, you have
We, the ZSB counsellors, are there to discuss your concerns with you and help you find ways to solve them or cope with them. If necessary, we shall help you to find other types of support or to prepare yourself for resolving any conflicts with others. It goes without saying that counselling is not just absolutely confidential (and also anonymous if this is important to you) and free of charge, but that the outcome is always open-ended.Please find detailed contact information here.