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General and subject-related Student Counselling Service

General questions about studying or before Course start as well as subject-related and organizational concerns can be clarified by students at the General Student Counselling Service or the Faculty Student Counselling Service. In these counseling centers, the focus is not on concrete answers to disability- or illness-specific questions.

However, the counseling services at the faculties in particular can provide assistance when it comes to the individual design of the study program and questions about study content.

General Student Counselling Service

The Student Advising and Counselling Service ( ZSB ) is the appropriate contact for general questions and information for students. Possible topics are e.g.

  • Decision-making before studying
  • Study opportunities locally and elsewhere
  • Organization of studies
  • Financing
  • Change of subject
  • Doubts about studying

The advice and help desk is free of charge, confidential and, in principle, also available in anonymous form.

Office hours and contact

Open student consulting hours

Faculty academic and student advising.

Sometimes students need an individual arrangement of their semester and study planning due to a disability, chronic or mental illness. Disability- or illness-related adjustments can, for example, affect the number of hours per week, seminar times or upcoming internships. During the consultation, it can be clarified which seminars and courses or even examinations can be taken at what time in the course of study. This enables students to plan their studies individually.

Subject-related questions can be answered by the Student Counselling Service or the Academic Advisors of the Faculties.

Of course, it is not necessary to disclose one's own disability, chronic or mental illness in the advising session. Students decide individually whether and how much they want to disclose their health situation in the counseling session.

If students who receive BAföG decide to streamline their schedule and thus extend their study time, the period for which they receive BAföG should be kept in mind.

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