On March 27th we offer an online orientation session for Master's students in the German-language Master's programs.  Even if you can't attend the event the corresponding brochure (in German only) can be helpful for your study start at TUHH.

The registration link:https://intranet.tuhh.de/anmeldung/master_oe_sose24

Consultation offers by the Student Counseling Center / other institutions

Here you can find the consultation offers by the Student Counseling Center and further offers by other institutions.

Prospective TUHH students and school students

For prospective TUHH students and school students

The Student Counseling Center provides information, advice and events 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

You can find our information offers for prospective students here. Our office hours please find here.

For TUHH students

Counseling for TUHH students

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


Individual Counseling (for TUHH students):

During an appointment we take the time to answer your questions. If necessary, further individual counseling sessions can be arranged with the respective counselor.

Registration for individual counseling (only for TUHH students): via the Infothek

Studying with Impairment*

Studying with Impairment*

Prospective students and students usually face special questions and challenges in choosing a degree program and when taking up and completing their studies. This also applies to prospective students and students with a disability, a chronic illness or similar impairment.*

The Student Counseling Center of TUHH aims at enabling all students to participate in studies and in student life as independently as possible and with equal opportunities. You are welcome to seek advice on this issue and make an appointment via the Infothek.

The following pages help to find relevant sources of information and support as well as institutions and contact persons:

Explanatory video clips of the Hamburg Network Studying and Impairment
on the following issues:

  • Studying with impairments in Hamburg?!
  • Students with impairment in Hamburg
    Are you one of them?
  • Study orientation in Hamburg
    What should be clarified?
    Does the impairment matter?
  • Application and admission at Hamburg state universities
    Can you improve your chances of admission?
  • Getting started with your studies
  • Compensation of disadvantages in course achievements and exams
  • Application for compensation of disadvantages
  • Withdrawing from exams


News:



TUHH:

* If you are in doubt as to whether you have an impairment that is relevant to your
  studies, you may find further information here.

 

StartING

StartING@TUHH

Support during your first semester – for all students following Bachelor’s degree programs

The StartING@TUHH tutorial program run by the Student Counseling Center eases you into studying at TUHH and helps you to navigate the complex university system. Getting off to a good start will help you throughout your studies.

Information for First Year Students

Dates for kick-off meetings:

When does it start?

It will be possible to register for StartING@TUHH for the 2023/24 winter semester at the StartING kick-off events held during the 2023 orientation week (16-20/10/2023). The first tutorial will follow straight after the kick-off event.
The kick-off events:

Course Date and Time Place
Maschinenbau, Mechatronik Mon., 16.10.2023; 10.00 o´clock Audimax II

Engineering Science

Mon., 16.10.2023;12.45 o´clock Builing A, room A0.13
Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen -
Fachrichtung Logistik und Mobilität
Mon., 16.10.2023; 13.15 o´clock Audimax II
Allgemeine Ingenieurwissenschaften Mon., 16.10.2023; 14.00 o´clock
 
Audimax I

Computer Science, Data Science, Informatik-Ingenieurwesen,
Elektrotechnik und Technomathematik

Tue., 17.10.2023; 10.00 o´clock Audimax I

Schiffbau und
Bau- und Umweltingenieurwesen

Tue., 17.10.2023; 12.00 o´clock Audimax I

Chemie- und Bioingenieurwesen /
Green Technologies

Tue., 17.10.2023; 14.00 o´clock Audimax I

 

What is StartING@TUHH?


A tutor group is a small set group consisting of you and other first-semester students on the same degree program. You will get to know other people on your degree programme with whom you can exchange ideas, learn and have fun. Great friendships often blossom from our StartING@TUHH program.

Two experienced TUHH students in higher semesters (and who have been trained in group leadership) run the group. They will share their own experiences, give tips, and help with any specific questions or difficulties.

These tutors will support you and your group throughout the first semester. The tutorial will be held from orientation week (OE week) until the end of January on a set day every week.

 

What does the programme cover?

In terms of content, StartING@TUHH will provide you with all the key information for starting and continuing your studies. Topics include:

  • Finding your way through the maze of institutions at TUHH (Where can I find something? What do I need to keep an eye on? Who do I contact?)
  • Planning your studies (from how your first-semester timetable is designed to having an entire overview of your studies up to completing your Bachelor’s degree)
  • Examination regulations and other “rules of the game”
  • Study techniques and exam preparation
  • Time management and motivation
  • Studying abroad and other ways to make the most of your time as a student
Information for tutors

Information for tutors

What role do tutors play?

During the 2023/24 winter semester, you will lead a group of first-semester students studying one of the following the degree programmes on a weekly basis:

  • Allgemeine Ingenieurwissenschaften
  • Bau- und Umweltingenieurwesen
  • Chemie- und Bioingenieurwesen
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Elektrotechnik
  • Engineering Science
  • Green Technologies: Energie, Wasser, Klima
  • Informatik-Ingenieurwesen
  • Maschinenbau
  • Mechatronik
  • Schiffbau
  • Technomathematik
  • Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen mit Schwerpunkt Logistik und Mobilität

Working as a team, two tutors will lead a group of max. 25 first-semester students. You are tasked with managing the group with a mind to helping people to help themselves, preparing the sessions (both in terms of content and didactics), and making your own study experiences relevant to others.

By undertaking intensive training and through supervision, you will be suitably qualified for the role. Topics include: Group leadership, facilitating discussion, reflecting on your own learning and study behaviour, organising and planning tutorials, training and reflecting on your own group leadership and discussion skills.

Why become a tutor?

In addition to receiving an appropriate salary – €338.60 gross per month from 01/10/23 to 31/01/24 at 2.5 semester periods (SWS) per week (equivalent to approx. 6 hrs/week) – acting as a tutor provides excellent training for gaining group leadership, facilitation and presentation experience, acquiring knowledge and experience of communication and group processes and, among other things, gaining clarity about your personal study strategies/motivation. Many tutors also report that it is an interesting and pleasant change from their TUHH studies. At the end of the semester, you will receive a certificate to mark your tutorship.

Who can become a tutor?

Students from the 3rd semester upwards who have achieved an appropriate level in their studies, are interested, want to and have the time to get involved in a job with a difference at TUHH. The tutor pairings will preferably consist of students in different semesters.

Being committed and willing to reflect are both prerequisites for the role. In addition, you must be available on the mandatory training dates, for the tutor meetings and for the kick-off event (see training dates for the individual degree programmes) and also have a certain amount of flexibility in your timetable – after all, there are three timetables to coordinate: two tutors and the first-semester students.

Application form

 

 

Contact

Contact

Student Counseling Center Infothek

Am Schwarzenberg-Campus 3, Building E

E-mail: studienberatung@tuhh.de

Telephone: +49 (0)40 428782232

Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering/Green Technologies/Engineering and Management - Major in Logistics and Mobility/Mechanical Engineering
Dipl.-Psych. Stefanie Preuß
Am Schwarzenberg-Campus 3 (Building E), Room 1.095
Tel.: + 49 (0)40 42878 4554
E-mail: stefanie.preuss@tuhh.de

Electrical Engineering/Computer Science/Computer Science in Engineering/Data Science
Dipl.-Psych. Frauke Schwarzhans
Am Schwarzenberg-Campus 3 (Building E), Room E 0.038
Tel.: + 49 (0)40 42878 4142
E-mail: schwarzhans@tuhh.de

Mechatronics/Engineering Science/General Engineering Science/Civil and Environmental Engineering/Naval Architecture/Technomathematics
Dipl.-Psych. Anne Papendorf
Am Schwarzenberg-Campus 3 (Building E), Room E 0.039
Tel.: + 49 (0)40 42878 3979
E-mail: papendorf@tuhh.de

Writing consultation

Writing Consultation: counseling on the management of writing projects

(bachelor thesis, master thesis, Diplomarbeit, project work, seminar paper, internship report etc.)


In order to support students in writing their final thesis, marketing professor and writing expert Christina Sichtmann of the University of Vienna has started a very helpful new free series of podcasts. Following the motto "You can do it! Being successful in writing your final thesis", she addresses all important questions around the final thesis. Check it out!


Study-related writing may be an exciting and fruitful activity that opens up new perspectives and that gives pleasure. On the other hand, the composing of academic texts is also a complex process which involves a variety of requirements concerning form, language and contents. Because of this challenging combination of conditions writers may feel dissatisfied regarding the progress or the result of their text production. Writing consultation can help to analyze such problems and to develop suitable approaches for solving them. Students who have few problems in writing are also welcome to make use of this service in order to further enhance their writing practice. The strengthening of your writing competence is relevant to your studies as well as to your professional career. For arrangement of appointments please contact the "Infothek".

Counseling regarding doubts of study and alternatives

Counseling regarding doubts of study and alternatives

If you are in doubt with respect to your choice of studies or university or with respect to studying in general, you are welcome to seek advice at the TUHH Student Counseling Center. We help you to find out whether (your field of) studying is an adequate option for you, how you can increase your motivation and enhance your study performance or how you can find a suitable alternative. Please do not hesitate to contact us during our consultation hours.

If you have already found a clarification and have decided against continuing your studies and if you need further information beyond our counseling on other career options and relevant placement services, you may consult the following institutions and resources:

Final Exam Coaching (SAC)

Final Exam Coaching (SAC)

The Final Exam Coaching (StudienAbschlussCoaching/SAC) is one element of the FinishING program. Together with you and in a confidential atmosphere, we develop individual strategies and ways towards the successful completion of your studies in face-to-face sessions.

In confidential face-to-face sessions you can reflect on your current study and living situation and you can develop and try individual solutions. After a first introductory meeting further sessions can be arranged on an individual basis in order to work on your concrete issues.

The following issues could be topics of a Final Exam Coaching (SAC):

  • Survey of the study situation
    What is my current status? What have I accomplished so far? What is yet to be done?
  • Strengthening of personal resources
    What are my personal strengths? What am I good at? Who or what is supporting me?
  • Assistance in taking decisions and forming objectives
    What is it really that I want?
  • Development of possible solutions and planning of next steps
    What could be tangible and realistic next steps?
  • Optimization of learning and working habits
    How do I learn or work? Which habits do I want to maintain, which do I want to change?
Social counseling

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.

Subject specific counselors §10 (3, 4) ASPO and content consultation

Master´s Programs

INTERNATIONALES WIRTSCHAFTSINGENIEURWESEN
(INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT AND ENGINEERING)

BAUINGENIEUR (CIVIL ENGINEERING)

BIOVERFAHRENSTECHNIK (BIOPROCESS ENGINEERING)

COMPUTER SCIENCE (COMPUTATIONAL INFORMATICS)

CHEMICAL AND BIOPROCESS ENGIENEERING

ELEKTROTECHNIK (ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING)

ENERGIE- UND UMWELTTECHNIK
(ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING)

Subject Specific Counseling reg. § 6(2) und (3) ASPO:

ENERGIETECHNIK ( ENERGY SYSTEMS)

Program Counseling reg. contents:

ENERGIETECHNIK ( ENERGY SYSTEMS)

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (Coordinator of the program)

Subject Specific Counseling reg. § 6(2) und (3) ASPO:

FLUGZEUG-SYSTEMTECHNIK
(AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS ENGINEERING)

Progam Counseling reg. contents:

FLUGZEUG-SYSTEMTECHNIK
(AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS ENGINEERING)

INFORMATIK-INGENIEURWESEN
(COMPUTER SCIENCE & ENGINEERING)

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

LOGISTIK, INFRASTRUKTUR UND MOBILITÄT
(LOGISTICS, INFRASTRUCTURE AND MOBILITY)

Subject Specific Counseling reg. § 6(2) und (3) ASPO:

MATERIALWISSENSCHAFT (MATERIALS SCIENCE)

Program Counseling reg. § contents:

MATERIALWISSENSCHAFT (MATERIALS SCIENCE)

Subject Specific Counseling reg. § 6(2) und (3) ASPO:

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT (Former: INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT)

Program Counseling reg. contents:

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT (Former: INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT)

Subject Specific Counseling reg. § 6(2) und (3) ASPO:

MECHATRONICS

Program Counseling reg. contents:

MECHATRONICS

Subject Specific Counseling reg. § 6(2) und (3) ASPO:

MEDIZININGENIEURWESEN (MEDICAL ENGINEERING)

Program Counseling reg. contents:

MEDIZININGENIEURWESEN (MEDICAL ENGINEERING)

MICROELECTRONICS AND MICROSYSTEMS

Subject Specific Counseling reg. § 6(2) und (3) ASPO:

PRODUKTENTWICKLUNG, WERKSTOFFE UND PRODUKTION
(PRODUCT DEVELOPEMENT, MATERIALS AND PRODUCTION)

Program Counseling reg. contents:

PRODUKTENTWICKLUNG, WERKSTOFFE UND PRODUKTION
(PRODUCT DEVELOPEMENT, MATERIALS AND PRODUCTION)

REGENERATIVE ENERGIEN (REGENERATIVE ENERGY)

Subject Specific Counseling reg. § 6(2) und (3) ASPO:

SCHIFFBAU UND MEERESTECHNIK ( NAVAL ARCHITECTURE AND OCEAN ENGINEERING)

Program Counseling reg. contents:

SCHIFFBAU UND MEERESTECHNIK ( NAVAL ARCHITECTURE AND OCEAN ENGINEERING)

Subject Specific Counseling reg. § 6(2) und (3) ASPO:

THEORETISCHER MASCHINENBAU
(THEORETICAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERING)

Program Counseling reg. contents:

THEORETISCHER MASCHINENBAU
(THEORETICAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERING)

VERFAHRENSTECHNIK (PROCESS ENGINEERING)

WASSER- UND UMWELTINGENIEURWESEN
(WATER- AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING)

Our approach to counseling

Our Approach to Counseling

The Student Counseling Center offers prospective students and students general orientation on their studies as well as psychological and pedagogical counseling (also in English language). Students may refer to the Student Counseling Center in case of personal matters or problems as well as with study-related questions.

The consultation is conducted by choice of the student. It is neutral, open-ended as to the results and confidential. Our counseling follows your individual concerns and topics, which may be related to your studies as well as to personal areas of your life.

Together with you, we develop solutions and strategies for the respective problems and challenges. The counseling is intended to mobilize your resources and to strengthen your own problem-solving skills.

We offer you various settings of consultation, including information events, workshops and one-to-one sessions. You can make an appointment for an initial counseling session in an uncomplicated way and usually without much waiting time through our consultation hours. As necessary, appointments for follow-up sessions can be arranged for.

The Student Counseling Center at TUHH considers itself part of an open-minded and sustainably acting university in an enlightened and diverse society, enabling all students to participate in studies and in student life as independently as possible and with equal opportunities.

We are referring to i.a. the
Counseling principles of the Gesellschaft für Information, Beratung und Therapie an Hochschulen e.V. (GIBeT)
and the
Counseling principles of the Nationales Forum Beratung in Bildung, Beruf und Beschäftigung (NfB)

We are there for you and take the time to listen to your concerns.