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General study advice and information

Drop in advisory service

Our drop in service currently is available in person or by phone.

To receive face-to-face advice or counselling at Bielefeld University you need to book an appointment beforehand! Find out how to book your appointment here.

On telefphone we offer daily contact hours with focus on general information from 9.00 - 11.00 on the phone number +49 (0) 521 106-3019

as well as contact hours with focus on advise and counselling on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays between 10.00 - 11.30, Tuesdays & Thursdays 14.00 - 15.30 as well as Wednesdays 17.30 - 18.30 by using the phone numbers: +49 (0) 521 106-​3017 and + 49 (0) 521 106-​67820.

Also you can always contact by sending us an e-mail to zsb@uni-​

A quick note when calling us: While we are currently mainly working from Home Office it appears that you hear a dial tone even while we're occupied by another phone call (instead of hearing a busy tone). In this case, please try one of the other numbers or try again a little later.

You may contact the ZSB with any questions you may have concerning your studies. Whether it is a matter of

  •  Deciding what to study,
  •  study opportunities at the University and elsewhere, to
  •  initial questions on how to organise and finance studies
  •  or change of subject and study orientation if you have been with us for a longer period of time

We are open to your enquiries.

It is easy to contact us. However, until further notice you would need to make an appointment. Find out how to book an appointment here. (Currently only available for enrolled students of Bielefeld University).

Our advice is free and confidential. If you wish, you can remain anonymous.

We will answer e-mail inquiries as quickly and in as much detail as possible. However, you are also welcome to call us to clarify initial questions. This sometimes helps save unnecessary trips and is sometimes more effective than e-mail contact because of any follow-up questions that may be necessary.

For each phase of study – before you study, application, enrolment, study start, etc. – you will find some general information on our ZSB homepage.

By the way, our drop-in advice service applies equally to those seeking general advice / information on studies as well as psychosocial counselling.

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