I E - Academic Advising Service

Our Service

During their studies, many students go through difficult phases in their personal lives or acute stressful or crisis situations that they can’t always get through on their own. Psychological counselling is a free service for students (including prospective students and doctoral candidates) at TU Berlin and the Studienkolleg. We help students overcome personal challenges in their daily life, study-related difficulties, and psychological problems.



Typical problems

Problems that bring students to us include, for example

  • Stress and feelings of being overwhelmed
  • Fear of exams
  • Writing blocks, learning problems, and procrastination
  • Difficulties getting oriented, motivated, or making decisions
  • Questions regarding identity
  • Difficulties making contacts or building relationships, loneliness, isolation
  • Self-esteem problems, phobias, anxiety, and depression
  • Psychosomatic problems
  • Specific problems for international students (culture shock, worry or fear for relatives in crisis regions, etc.)
  • Interpersonal conflicts
  • Experiences of discrimination
  • Addiction
  • Therapist search

...and please feel welcome to contact us also regarding any other difficult life situation or psychological problem!


Individual Counseling

Individual consultations

In an individual counseling session, you can speak openly about your current situation. We will then try to analyze it together with you and find ideas for solutions. We listen, we ask questions, we repeat what we have understood, we make suggestions, and we consider possible measures and paths. This can be a first step to change, e.g. making a decision. Or we can give you a person to turn to, e.g. another counseling institution, self-help groups, or psychotherapists. Your concerns will be treated confidentially.

The Psychological Counseling Service cannot offer long-term psychotherapy. Most people who come for advice can get help in solving their problems with a set number of individual sessions. If necessary, however, we can answer all your questions on out-patient psychotherapy and help you to find a suitable psychotherapist.

Seminars and Workshops

We regularly offer seminars and workshops on topics such as fear of exams, procrastination, stress management and social skills.

Current/upcoming events as well as more information about the events can be found in the calendar of the Academic Advisory Service.

Participation in a group

Participation in a group

For problems related to your studies, we offer groups in which you can learn new ways of dealing with the problem and change your behavior, e.g. on the topic of fear of exams. The number of participants is limited for most groups in order to enable you to deal with the problem personally in a trusting environment.

Current/upcoming groups as well as more information can be found in the calendar of the Academic Advisory Service.