Individual counseling and offers for international students (degree-seeking) and prospective students

This offer is directed primarily at degree-seeking international students who participate in a full-scale study program at the University of Tübingen.
For exchange students, the Erasmus Incoming Team will be the more suitable contact point in most situations.

Counseling for international students is of course confidential, i.e. the counseling is subject to professional discretion. In our counseling sessions, we focus on your individual concerns and issues related to your studies, and we develop with you appropriate solutions and strategies for your personal situation. Furthermore, our counseling is neutral and open-ended.

You can get in touch with us in an uncomplicated way. We offer different counseling formats, depending on the topic, the question or the time required. If necessary, follow-up appointments can also be arranged to a certain extent.

Dear freshmen, dear students, dear prospective students,

We are here to help you with all your questions, uncertainties and issues concerning your studies.

Our consultation takes place by appointment on site, by phone or by video (DFN). Appointments are made by e-mail. We will usually respond within 1-2 business days.

Prospective students are kindly asked to check themselves if they meet the admission requirements in the DAAD database before the counseling session. If in doubt, please contact the application advisors.

Counseling is primarily aimed at students and prospective students who wish to obtain a degree in Tübingen. Exchange students please contact the Incoming Team.

You can also find answers to many frequently asked questions in our FAQ for international students.

Your advisors for international students

Counseling without an appointment / Open office hours

We are available for clarification of questions, for information and for individual counseling (maximum duration of conversation: 15 minutes). Here you can discuss simple counseling topics (e.g. organizational questions regarding study planning, right of residence, change of subject, etc.) with us and, if necessary, also make appointments for further counseling.

Open office hours on campus at Wilhelmstraße 19, 3rd floor.
You can simply show up without an appointment during the following hours. Please note that you may have to wait for a few minutes:

Wed & Fri: 10.30 - 12.00 h
Thu: 14.30 - 16.00 h



Counseling with appointment

Here, more complex concerns (choice of study, decision-making, learning strategies, exam preparation, study problems, reorientation, etc.) can be discussed in detail. You can make an appointment for a consultation by sending an e-mail to zsbspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de. Please indicate briefly what you are interested in and whether you would like to have a consultation on site, via digital video (DFN), or by telephone. The consultation lasts maximum 1 hour.

Consultation via video conference (DFN)

If you would like a consultation appointment via video conference (DFN), please send an e-mail to zsbspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de. Please briefly state your request.

E-mail information

Short inquiries can also be sent to us by e-mail. They are usually answered within three to four working days: zsbspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

E-mail communication with the Counseling Service for International Students is currently still not encrypted, i.e. it is not guaranteed that messages cannot be read or changed by third parties. For confidential communication we recommend telephone or personal contact.

Events and workshops for international students

Current events and workshops for international students of all fields of study can be found here: "How to manage your studies"