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Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB)

Psychological Student Counseling

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Our counselors help students and staff at our Uni­ver­sity with study-related problems or who find themselves in difficult personal circumstances. As part of the Central Student Advisory Service, Psychological Student Counseling is one of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity’s service facilities.

In the first instance, the starting point for this service is not a concept of illness. Instead, counselors endeavor to help the person concerned to develop strategies to cope better in difficult personal circumstances and to enhance his or her capability for studying.

From one-to-one sessions to group activities and talks - Psychological Student Counseling offers a broad range of general as well as individualized services for the students and staff of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity.

Our psychologists, who have all undergone advanced train­ing in behavioral therapy or depth psychology, are legally bound to maintain strict confidentiality. Accordingly, all conversations are handled confidentially. Advisory services are free of charge and no health insurance card is required.

  • Time and work planning
  • Procrastination
  • Doubts about studying
  • Help with decision making
  • Improving learning strategies
  • Insecurities in social relationships
  • Exam nerves and fear of failure
  • Worries about re-examination
  • Personal crises
  • Anxiety and panic
  • Depressive moods
  • Conflict at the Uni­ver­sity
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Resuming studies after mental ill health
  • Other concerns and difficulties

Psychological Student Counseling uses different formats to present numerous interesting ways for putting plans and intentions successfully into practice over the longer term. The prime aim in this context is to enhance and improve students’ academic success and their overall aptitude for studying over the longer term.


TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity
Central Student Advisory Service – Psychological Student Counseling 
Emil-Figge-Str. 61
44227 Dort­mund

Phone: +49 (0)231 755-5050
Telephone hotline:
Monday: 1-2 pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9-10 am
Outside these hours you can leave a message on our answering machine.

One-to-one counseling

Professional and confidential one-to-one sessions form the basis for discussing problems and developing suitable solutions.

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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Cam­pus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Cam­pus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Cam­pus to South Cam­pus by car, there is the connection via Vo­gel­pothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Cam­pus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 15 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duis­burg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dort­mund Airport (DTM) to Dort­mund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dort­mund Central Station, you can continue to the uni­ver­si­ty campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of in­ter­na­tio­nal flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the uni­ver­si­ty station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity. There are two stations on North Cam­pus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Cam­pus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Cam­pus and offers a direct connection to South Cam­pus every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity are spread over two campuses, the larger Cam­pus North and the smaller Cam­pus South. Additionally, some areas of the uni­ver­si­ty are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

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