Student Counseling

You may send your counseling request to the Student Counseling Center by e-mail or call us by phone under +49 [0]40 428 78-2232 during the usual office hours of the Infothek

If necessary, appointments can be arranged for individual consultation via phone or videotelephony

The Student Counseling Center provides information and
advice for prospective TUHH students and school students
on the following topics:

  • Basic information about courses at the TUHH 
  • Choosing a course, deciding what to study 
  • Applying for a place and starting your studies
  • Preparing to study and study requirements
  • Conditions and course of studies
  • Studying without university entrance qualification
  • Studying with impairment
  • Any other issues and topics that are important to you

For information on counseling sessions for prospective students please contact the Infothek

The Student Counseling Center provides
general student counseling and psychological counseling

(also in English language)

for TUHH students throughout their studies.
Students may refer to the Student Counseling Center
in case of personal matters or problems as well as with study-related questions:

  • Orientation on course of studies (curricula, examination regulations, etc.) 
  • Academic work techniques for students, optimizing your personal style of work in the context of German universities
  • Writing consultation
  • Individual study planning after illness, pregnancy, etc. 
  • Preparing for exams, examination stress
  • Repeat exams, supplementary exams or conclusively failed exams
  • Switching your degree course, guidance on alternative courses
  • Dropping out, reorientation
  • Social and financial issues that affect your studies
  • Studying with impairment
  • Psychological counseling on personal issues and problems 
  • Any other issues and topics that are important to you

Consultation hours (for TUHH students):

During the consultation hours at the Student Counseling Center we take the time to answer your questions. If necessary, further individual counseling sessions can be arranged with the respective counselor in addition to the consultation hours.

Registration for individual counseling (only for TUHH students):
With appointment during the office hours of the Infothek
Tel.: +49 40 42878 2232
E-Mail: studienberatung(at)

Rooms: 0.022+0.013
Am Schwarzenberg-Campus 3 (Building E), 21073 Hamburg

Student counselors:

Christoph WendtDipl.-Psych.
Tel.: 040/428 78-3793
Matthias BuntenkötterHead of Department
Tel.: 040/428 78-2776
Anne Rose SanderinkDipl.-Psych.
Tel.: 040/428 78-4463

as well as the StartING@TUHH Referentinnen


Phone Consultation

Information on phone consultation services provided by the Student Counseling Center is available here.


Subject-specific counseling:

Subject-specific information on the respective course contents and the fields of employment is available for students and prospective students from the responsible subject-specific counselors for the Bachelor-, Master- and Diplomingenieur programs at TUHH.


Social Counseling Services:

The Counseling Center for Social & International Affairs (BeSI) of the Hamburg Studierendenwerk supports university students and prospective students when confronted with social, personal or financial difficulties. This service also includes counseling regarding insurance matters. For students and prospective students with chronic illnesses or disabilities BeSI provides guidance within the scope of the statutes governing university environments.

The Counseling Center for Study Financing (BeSt) of the Hamburg Studierendenwerk provides objective counseling regarding BAFöG, grants and student loans to students and prospective students.