Advice and help are offered by following institutions:

Central Student Advisory Services (Zentrale Studienberatung)

  • before study begin, to help you decide which programme is right for you
    (You can go there for support as a grammar school pupil or after you have received your certificate of eligibility for university entrance.)
  • for new students, in order to overcome beginner's difficulties
  • for students with academic difficulties and problems
  • for University graduates after degree completion

Study Subject Advisory Services (Studienfachberatung)

  • information about structure and subject content
  • information about study module
  • feasibility of getting through study program
  • help with the selection of optional modules (BSc., MSc.)
  • information about speciality of study course (internship etc.)

Central Student Advisory Service and Study Subject Advisory Service complemtent each other and work togehter very closely.

Study administration (Studiensekretariat)

  • Information about lectures and courses or study course change
  • Information about tuition fees, student loans or exemptions
  • Information about academic leave
  • register for an exam

Contact persons

International Offices of Ulm University

  • Advice and support for international students (regular and exchange students)
  • Advice and support for German students, who are interested in studying abroad
  • Advice about scholarships for studying abroad
  • First place to contact for all international and exchange students who want to study in Ulm. Applications for exchange students (from Germany and from abroad)
  • The International Offices are not in charge of applications of regular degree seeking students. Please contact the admissions office or the office of study affairs of your university.
  • Advice for international and PhD students concerning legal matters (e.g. residence permit, work permit)   


The StuVe (Studierendenvertretung) forms the "student government" of a university in Germany, offering support and help as well as representing the interests of all students. How much and in what form the StuVe is implemented in a university can differ very much (even the name can be different). Examples of duties of the StuVe are active shaping of the semestre ticket policies, the organization of events, advisory service for students concerning financial matters and participation in many committees of the university, which decide, for example, on the use of tuition fees or about examination regulations.  

Basically, the StuVe is always looking for dedicated students. Only with the help of many diverse students, the intrests of all students may be represented well and the big variaty of services can be maintained by the StuVe. Are you interested? Please turn directly to your StuVe. 

Student Representative Bodies (Fachschaften)

All students of a faculty form the Fachschaft. However, the phrase Fachschaft is often used for active students, who are engaged in the work of the Fachschaftsbüro (office). The Fachschaft will help students of one faculty with questions about exams and also represent the student’s interests in the faculty. Interested students are always welcome!

Fachschaften at Ulm University (only in German!)

Further groups at Ulm University

Family Service of the Ulm University (Familienservice der Universität Ulm - only in German!)

  • Advice about job or study with children
  • Information and help with child care

Family Office of the Ulm University (Familienservice der Universität Ulm - only in German!)

  • Advice about possibilities for child care in Ulm
  • Information about alternative care possibilities (short time support, babysitter services etc.)
  • pipe to special help desks Counselling Service (PBS) (Psychosoziale Beratungsstelle - PBS)

All students with personal problems, e.g. fear of examinations, can contact the PBS, which is also offering a lot of courses and seminars.

Legal Advice by the Studentenwerk Ulm

Legal advice in all matters referring to your study or stay in Ulm is offered by the Studentenwerk.
Krstimir Krizaj, Rechtsassessor, James-Franck-Ring 8, 89081 Ulm, Tel. +49 (0)731/50-23851,

ULM CENTRE FOR GUIDANCE IN EDUCATION of the Federal Labour Office, employment agency, Ulm University and Ulm University of Applied Sciences (only in German!)

ServiceCenter Neue Mitte / 2. level oder floor,
Neue Straße 79, 89073 Ulm
Tel. +49 (0)731/22044,

Open consultation hours:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Thu: 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sat: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Consultation with appointment:
Mon – Fri: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sat: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.