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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Write smarter!

The Writing Centre supports students of the Berlin universities with their academic writing.

We want to offer a space to develop this key competency for successful studying and show that writing can be used as learning and thinking tool, instead of being a barrier.

Our offers are aimed at students in bachelor's, master's or state examination courses. Our consulting approach is non-directive. We work with you to develop strategies on how you can improve your writing. Writing consultation can help you to develop or improve your textual skills, or to get the writing and working process going and organised.

Instead of face-to-face consultation, we currently offer a number of other consultation formats.

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Current offer

Send an email to schreibberatung@stw.berlin and briefly tell us what you need help with. Don‘t forget to state your university and the phone number we can use to contact you.

  • We will get in touch and suggest an appointment.
  • If you confirm the appointment, we will call you at the specified time. You will be talking to a trained writing consultant about your writing project. The consultation usually takes around 45 minutes.
  • You can always make a follow-up appointment.

If you feel more secure when you see the person you are talking to, you are welcome to try our video consultation.

How does this work?

  • Send an email to schreibberatung@stw.berlin and briefly tell us what you need help with. Don‘t forget to state your university and the phone number we can use to contact you.
  • We will get in touch and suggest an appointment.
  • If you confirm the appointment, we will send you an invitation link for a WebEx conference shortly before the specified time. You will be talking to a trained writing consultant about your writing project. The consultation usually takes around 45 minutes.
  • You can always make a follow-up appointment.

If you want feedback on an excerpt of your writing (5 pages maximum), send us the text as an attachment (Doc file, font size 12 pt, line spacing 1.5 cm, margin 2 cm) to schreibberatung@stw.berlin.

Don’t forget to tell us whether you just want a written feedback or additional consulation (phone or video conference).

In addition to your text, we need:

  • Name of university, course and type of text
  • Things we should pay special attention to (e.g. text coherence, common thread, scientific style

Note: The responsibility for the text lies only with you. We do neither provide any content-related support for a text, nor proofreading.

We also offer writing events in German. Switch to the German site to see the exact dates. Or follow us on Facebook @StW.Bln or Instagram @studierenwerkberlin. There you will regularly find short motivation tips and inputs to help you get into writing, motivate yourself for the day or gain a new perspective on your writing project.

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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