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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 to Friday, 8:30 - 9:30
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 Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dortmund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). 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 Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord 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 20 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".

Dortmund Airport offers flights to several destinations in Central Europe. There are regular connections to Katowice, Kraków, London and Munich. For the approximately 20km-trip from Dortmund Airport to TU Dortmund University, you can use a shuttle bus to the railway Station "Bahnhof Holzwickede", from which trains depart to Dortmund main station (please visit Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr for more information). Normally, the fastest way is to catch a taxi at Dortmund Airport.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dortmund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. 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 Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.

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