Social Counselling

Social Counselling

We offer help and support with social, personal and financial questions and concerns. For example, visa and workers’ rights, tips for jobs searching, health insurance, financial problems, accommodation, contacts to other students, language difficulties, and much more. Our service is free and confidential! We invite you to visit us during our open hours, you can also make an appointment via e-mail!



  • provide information about job seeking, accommodation, medical and other general insurances as well as student discounts and benefits.
  • offer counseling regarding student financial aid (except for BaföG), e.g. student loans, scholarships, emergency funds, ALG II (unemployment pay), child benefits, housing assistance and child support as well as special benefits for students with disabilities or chronic diseases, and students with children
  • help with decision making regarding personal problems and conflicts, difficulties organizing your daily life and your curriculum or requests to change your field of studies or switch universities.
  • help you find solutions for pressing financial problems, emergencies and outstanding debts.
  • help you choose the right day care option for your child and find a flat suitable for families.
  • provide advice regarding studying with disabilities or a chronic disease.
  • assist with questions regarding work permit and right of residence, filling out forms and applications or communication problems with the respective authorities.
  • inform you about local structures, e.g. counseling options, self-help groups, student initiatives and networks.
  • put you in contact with external counselling services for further support if required.

We are here to help!



The elevator is located on the left side of the foyer of Otto-Berndt-Halle. Social counseling service is located on the first floor above the Bistro in rooms 112 and 113. Both rooms are accessible with   wheelchairs.


Please note: Since communication with the Studierendenwerk Darmstadt via e-mail is not encrypted, we can't guarantee confidentiality for any information that has been transmitted to us in this way!


Social Counselling

Mensa Stadtmitte

Alexanderstr. 4
64283 Darmstadt
Fax: 06151 16-29819


Anika Kessner
Room 104
Tel (06151) 16-29858


Open counselling:
Mon: 10:30 pm - 12:30 pm
Wed: 10:30 pm - 12:30 pm
Thu: 10:30 pm - 12:30 pm

and on appointment


Gaby Ruschka
Room 113
Tel (06151) 16-29860


I'm out off office from 16th July till 01th August 2019!

Open counselling:
Mon: 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Tue: 09:00 am - 11:00 am
Thu: 10:00 am - 12:00 am
and on appointment



Margarete Halvani
Room 112
Tel (06151) 16-29859


I'm out off office from 22nd July till 16th August 2019!

Open counselling:
Mon: 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tue: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am - 12:00 am
and on appointment


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