There are always situations around your studies in which counselling is helpful or even necessary. The Hochschule Darmstadt, the Department of Advanced Education, the ASTA of the h_da, the Studierendenwerk Darmstadt and several others offer a wide range of counselling services for various concerns. In the following, we give you an overview of the offers for students and, as a final point, some links to other relevant counselling services.
For academic advice during your studies, please contact your respective programme director. You can request a consultation appointment at any time. You can find the contact details here.
If you have specific topic related questions, it can also be useful to contact the respective lecturer directly. Contact details and, if applicable, office hours can be found in the syllabi for the relevant course.
You can find advice on the course of studies and study organisation here.
For advice on applications, job searches or career counselling, you can contact the h-da Career Centre or the Studierendenwerk Darmstadt. The university team at the Employment Agency (Arbeitsagentur) also offers advice on job and career orientation.
The ComeTOgether Team offers support in finding a job, especially for international students.
The best way to make contact with companies is at the annual job fairs:
Many students combine their studies with family responsibilities, which leads to specific needs for asistance and counselling. In part-time studies, many students have to combine this with (full-time) work in addditon. Advice and support on these issues and on the compatibility of all areas is available through the following offers.
Studierendenwerk Darmstadt Information and Counselling on Studying with a Child
Free children's plate (Kinderteller) in the refectories of the Studierendenwerk
Further information and additional information:
www.familien-willkommen.de - a lot of information for families
Familienkarte Hessen various benefits and support services
Mehrgenerationenhaus (Multi-generation house) open meeting place and various events
fratz - Family magazine for southern Hesse
Financing a degree programme presents many students with challenges - whether full-time or in a (self-financed) part-time degree programme. This is why there are several contact points for all aspects of financing, scholarships and support measures. In addition, counselling services and support are offered for students who find themselves in financial difficulties. We have compiled the most important links for the Darmstadt area here.
Campus Office of the AStA (counselling for working students)
Social counselling by the Studierendenwerk (including advice on financing your studies)
SBB Aufstiegsstipendium for experienced professionals
Scholarship Guide- Scholarship database of the BMBF
Scholarship Plus - Support for Talented Students in Higher Education
Verein zur Förderung in Not geratener Studierender (Association for the Support of Students in Need at the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt)
Debt counselling and housing protection office of the City of Science Darmstadt
Special needs and situations
ComeTOgether - Advice on job and housing search for international students
Job portals & job fairs
Job portal of the Agentur für Arbeit (Employment Agency)
International students have very specific counselling needs, especially in the first semesters, which often cannot be covered by the general student advisory services. For this reason, there are some counselling services that are aimed directly at international students.
Advice on applying with a foreign university entrance qualification or first degree abroad (Herr Klein, Frau Böhm)
The Studierendenwerk and the AStA each offer legal advice for students. Counselling is free of charge and covers all areas of law.
Legal advice from the Studierendenwerk. Please note the information on counselling hours and on the homepage. Please also note that legal advice is only given orally.
Legal advice from the AStA of the h_da. Legal counselling is offered at the Darmstadt and Dieburg campuses and covers the areas of higher education, BAFöG and family law; civil law; and criminal and labour law. Please note the information on the homepage and the consultation hours. Prior registration is required.
There is a wide range of counseling and support services in the areas of health and social services. We have summarized some important offers for you in the following.
- Social counseling of the Studierendenwerk
- Social counselling by Caritas
- Health and studies
- Advice on (student) health insurance
- Accident insurance (Unfallversicherung) for students
- FAQ Health of the Studierendenwerk Darmstadt
- Psychotherapeutic counseling center
- Help in difficult life situations - Sozialpsychiartrischer Wegweiser
- Wildwasser - Expert advice for sexual abuse and assault
You can find counselling services for studies & family here.
Counseling services for studying with chronic illness or disability can be found here.
Counseling services regarding financing your studies and financial difficulties can be found here.
We offer a variety of advisory services for your studies and the organisation of your studies. The Department of Continuing Education and Dual Study Centre offers subject-related counselling services, but you also have the opportunity to take advantage of the general study counselling services. You can find offers for academic advice here.
The following staff members can provide you with course guidance:
General student advisory services offer:
The Programme Management (Anna Herbst)
The student advisory service offers you monitoring of your studies and advice in case of doubts about your studies (Dorothea Böhmer)
For students with chronic illnesses or disabilities, the Hochschule Darmstadt, the Studierendenwerk and several other institutions offer counselling services on various topics. You can find the services offered under the following links:
Counselling services offered by the Student Counselling Service at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences for students with chronic illness or disability
Counselling services for students with disabilities offered by the Studierendenwerk Darmstadt
Brochure Equal Opportunities for studying at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences
Bundesagentur für Arbeit (Employment Agency): Service for severely disabled academics
MyHandicap - Job exchange for students with disabilities
Services for Students
Here you can find a list of services for h_da students.
FAQ & Manuals
Here you can find FAQ and Manuals for study related topics.
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