Social counselling

The task of the General Social Counselling / Psychological Counselling is to support and advise students in all issues that concern them - privately or during their studies.

The main focus is on social issues related to studying. Social problems are complex and of the most diverse nature. In any case, a conversation in the social counselling service is useful. The conversations, which are treated confidentially, serve to provide individual clarification and orientation and should facilitate decision-making.

The social counselling service provides information and advice on topics such as:

  • General financial benefits for students,
  • Insurance issues,
  • Possibilities of financing studies (except BAföG),
  • Studying with a child,
  • Studying with disability and chronic illness,
  • Foreign students in Germany.

But the General Social Counselling Service is also a contact point for other problems. The social counselling service can be especially helpful for first semester students and foreign students who need orientation regarding the authorities and state institutions.