Photo: Felix Noak
Photo: Felix Noak
Photo: Felix Noak
Photo: Felix Noak
Photo: Felix Noak
Photo: Felix Noak
Photo: Felix Noak

The services offered by the Psychological-psychotherapeutic Counselling, Social Counselling, Counselling for Barrier-free Studies, and the Writing Center for Berlin students, are listed here.

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Counselling service for barrier-free studies

Counselling for Students with Disabilities

The Counselling Centre for Barrier-free Studies is responsible for students and in studying interessted people of the following universities: Technische Universität, Universität der Künste, privaten Hochschule Göttingen, Hochschule der populären Künste, Hertie School und der International Psychoanalytic University.

Who does this include?

Approximately 11% of students state that they have an impairment which negatively impacts their studies. We therefore see it as a challenge for the universities and studierendenWERK BERLIN alike to ensure that studying is accessible and that everyone has an equal chance.

Our services are there for students (or those interested in studying) with long-term health issues. As well students with walking disabilities, the hearing-impaired and visually-impaired students, this also includes students with lifetime conditions such as e.g. Crohn’s disease, cancer, HIV, rheumatism, diabetes, epilepsy or any other non-visual impairment.

Our team of experienced counsellors is there for you. You can find us at our offices in charlottenburg, Friedrichshain or Dahlem, it depends on the university you are studying. Of course, our counselling sessions are confidential and, on request, also anonymous.

We advise and support you in issues of accessible studying and study life

Our topics include, among other:

  • Admission to study course
  • Adapted study and examination conditions (disadvantage compensation)
  • Organisation and finance of support (care, mobility)
  • Individual situation in study life
  • Coping with impairments as a student

Video about our counselling centre in German sign language

Visit us early on!

In order to create the necessary conditions right at the start of your studies, we recommend you contact the competent consultant in the studierendenWERK BERLIN as well as the relevant disabilities representative of the university early on.

Please see the Internet Portal of the German Studentenwerk for the contact details of the disabilities representatives of the respective universities.

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Hardenbergstraße 34
10623 Berlin (Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf district)
Frau Gomm
(Bereichsleitung BBS und Sozialberatung)
030 93939-8416
from 10 am to 1 pm
and by arrangement
Ms Gomm advises students at TU, UdK, PFH, HDPK, Hertie School, and IPU.  
U-Bahn: U2 (Ernst-Reuter-Platz);
S-Bahn: S3, S5, S7 (Zoologischer Garten);  
BUS: M45145 (Steinplatz)
UdK: 0,1 km
TUB: 0,7 km


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Integration assistance

The Counselling Centre for Barrier-free Studies has also taken on the task of awarding integration assistance according to the Berlin Higher Education Act.

Applications for integration assistance such as e.g. study assistants, book allowance or technical aids can be submitted here. Study assistance is granted to study applicants according to the impairment-related requirements.

What qualifies as integration assistance?

Study assistants provide help e.g. with transcriptions, library researches or digitisation of texts.

Technical aids include needs-oriented supplementary equipment for laptops or PCs as well as other technical aids that are required for studying and for which no other social service provider bears the costs.

For the advice and application processing of technical aids is cross-university Ms. Bültbrune responsible.

Phone: 030 93 93 9 - 9071



Costs for books and work materials can be subsidised as a flat rate, if a needs-based requirement is the case.

Communication aids can be sign language interpreters or speech-to-text reporters for deaf students.

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Sign language interpreting

For studies at Berlin universities, sign language interpreters can be applied for within the framework of integration assistance.
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Speech-to-text reporter

For studies at Berlin universities or colleges, speech-to-text reporters can be applied for within the framework of integration assistance.
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Barrier-free housing

studierendenWERK BERLIN preferentially provides accommodations to students with disabilities and chronic illnesses to facilitate their barrier-free studies.

Our range of tasks and our offer

We are legally required to maintain confidentiality.

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Social counselling service

A team of qualified social workers will gladly help and assist you in many personal, social and financial issues, such as:

Howdo I finance my studies and my degree?

Do my parents have to support me or would BAföG be an option for me?

What and who can help with hassles with the authorities?

Questions about health insurance, housing allowance, child benefit?

Pregnant - what now? Child (ren) and studying - how does that work?

Social rights - too complex, or you have specific questions?

Our offices are located in Friedrichshain, Charlottenburg and Dahlem.

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Psychological-psychotherapeutic counselling service

The counselling services are aimed at all students studying at Berlin universities.

There are many different aspects to studying, and it makes demands on all parts of your daily life. Things don’t always run smoothly. Even if you can deal with many challenges on your own, there can still be issues for which might you need professional advice.

You can find us in Charlottenburg and in Friedrichshain.

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Writing Centre

Competently dealing with texts, as a reader and also as a writer, is indispensible for successful studies. Writing can also be a tool for learning and thinking, rather than a hurdle.

The counselling services are aimed at all students in bachelor-, master- and state exam degrees.

It is our guiding principle that one can learn academic and scientific writing and that this is a process in which we would like to guide and support you.

Our team of trained writing advisors offers personal advice on academic writing as well as workshops and groups at the Hardenbergstraße and Thielallee sites.

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Counselling service for barrier-free studies

Our services are aimed at students or prospective students with disabilities or chronic diseases. This includes, in addition to students with walking disabilities or hearing-impaired or visually-impaired students, also students with chronic diseases such as e.g. Morbus Crohn, cancer, HIV infection, rheumatism, diabetes, epilepsy or any other non-visual impairments. Of course, our consultations are confidential and, on request, also anonymous.

The counselling centre provides integration assistance in according with the Berlin Higher Education Act. This entails integration aids such as study assistance, text book allowances or other technical aids.

Our offices are in Friedrichshain, Charlottenburg and Dahlem.

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