Studying is often quite a challenge. But there is no need to go it all alone. Especially now, during this pandemic, we need others to listen, sympathize, laugh, understand and talk with us.
We have compiled an overview of contact points available at our university and in the city of Konstanz. No matter if you are feeling lonely, wanting to chat with students in your field, looking for a change from the dull routine of everyday life, encountering a precarious financial situation; experiencing health or psychological problems, or finding it difficult to motivate yourself: below you can find contact persons and initiatives who have an open ear for you and will use their expertise to help you make the most of the online semester, your studies and life in general.
Please write us if you would like your initiative be included in our list.
#notalone: Contacts for students
Advisory services at the university
The university has a large and coordinated network of advisory services for students. Our advisors will address your concerns and give you support as you manage your current life situation. Here you can find an overview of all services.
Our ‘Beratungsnavigator’ helps you find the right contact person for your questions and problems (currently in German):
If you are not sure whom to contact, please simply contact our Student Service Centre (contact form). The team will pass on your request to the right person.
Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB)
You can make an appointment for individual consultation on the following topics:
- Learning advice
- General questions about studying
- Crisis situations that impact your studies
- Changing your field of study or university
- Choosing a master’s programme; deciding in which direction to take your studies
Events and workshops
- Workshops and seminars on learning methods, the organization of your studies and exam preparation.
- Arrangement of external individual coaching for students with test anxiety (to find out whether this is the right option for you there will be a meeting with a psychologist from Seezeit’s Psychotherapeutic Counselling (PBS) team).
Departmental student advisory service
One-on-one advice about subject-specific issues: e.g. organizing your studies, planning the course of your studies, exam organization
Representative for students with disabilities and chronic illnesses
- Advice on academic adjustments
- Arranging individual support (see “students hand in hand” programme)
- Confidential advice on individual adjustments and planning your studies to fit your situation
- Providing aids for students with hearing impairments, AD(H)D or an autism spectrum disorder
- Granting authorization to use a separate room for studying in the Library
Student groups and initiatives
Student representation (STuVe)
Represents all University of Konstanz students
Overview of help available during the coronavirus pandemic:
Emergency aid: grocery voucher worth 50 euros:
You would like to get in touch with your fellow students? The Student Councils represent the students of a department or subject. Many Student Councils organize chat groups, learning sessions and other events.
University student groups
Choose one of our 50 university groups that suits your interests and find like-minded fellow students. Simply write an email and ask when and where the next meeting will take place. The groups look forward to hearing from you!
Help managing psychological impairments and crisis situations
Psychotherapeutic Counselling (PBS)
- Crisis intervention
- (Short-term) individual and group therapy
- Classes on stress management and relaxation
Nightline e. V.
Phone service from students for students.
You can call Nightline to anonymously and confidentially talk about your worries, problems and fears.
Available during the lecture period
Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun from 21:00 - 01:00
+49 7531 206886
Students hand in hand
Individual tutors/tandem option
Students accompany and support students with a disability or psychological impairment to organize their studies and accompany them to appointments with teachers or service institutions at the university.
Contact via email
“Students hand in hand” chat where you can anonymously ask questions, get in touch with others in a similar situation and meet the “students hand in hand” peers
Psychotherapy outpatient clinic
Contact and appointments
Financial emergencies and questions
Seezeit social counselling
Questions about study loans, BaföG, applying for social benefits, emergency assistance, free meals in the canteen and other financial assistance options for students in need
Project run by the university and VEUK e.V to support students who are in financial need during the coronavirus pandemic or who need other help.
Contacts and programmes for international students
Socializing during the pandemic
Emergency financial support for international students
Information about extensions of visa/residence permit due to the pandemic
Information about travelling to Germany from abroad
Tandem Programme of the Language Institute (SLI)
ESN (European Student Network) Konstanz events (WhatsApp group)
Facebook group: Uni Konstanz – International – Winter 2020/2021
Contacts in the city of Konstanz
Support such as shopping assistance if you are in quarantine
Support project “Konstanzer Hilfsprojekt 2020” on Facebook
Flat share connection for meeting other flat shares online