Counselling services of the AStA FU

The counselling sessions are listed below, sorted by time. Before you go to a counselling session, please check if there are any last-minute changes, you will find out if a counselling session has to be cancelled or postponed, e.g. due to illness.

All counselling sessions currently take place in the AStA villa. Deviations are also possible in the case of short-term changes.

The link at the end of each short description leads you to the page of the respective counselling.

BAföG counselling

Unfortunately, students have to struggle with the often seemingly arbitrary laws and practices of the BAföG  office. We advise you in these cases in a biased and solidary way. You can find everything else here.

Data protection and Anti-repression counselling

We try to give helpful support for all problems with data backup and data protection. Counselling hours by arrangement. You can find information about our topics here.

Disability counselling

Counselling for students with disabilities, chronic illness or psychological impairments is based on the principle of peer counseling. You can find more details here.

Counselling for women*

The women*counselling service supports you with problems and questions about sexism, discrimination at university, sexualised violence, family violence, stalking, multiple discrimination and seeking therapy. You can find a description of our services here.

Higher Education Counselling

The aim of the higher education counselling is to inform students about their rights during their studies and to support them in conflicts with lecturers* and the FU administration. You can find our topics here.

Counselling for international students and students of color

International students are also discriminated against in Berlin by various educational policies. For this reason, the autonomous department of Black students and students of color offers student counselling.

Queerfeminist peer support

The queerfeminist peer support is a counselling and information facility for (gender)queer, lesbian, poly-/bi-/pan-/a-sexual persons, trans*, inter*, lesbians, gender/queers and women etc. who do not identify themselves as cis-men. The counselling introduces itself here.

General legal counselling  (only with an appointment)

Legal counselling is an initial consultation with a lawyer. Topics that are (not) discussed here can be found here.

Counselling for Gays (Schwule), bisexuals and trans*

We are open-minded students who deal with queer topics and problems of people from the LSBTIQ+ community. We would like to work for a non-discriminatory space at the university and support students in their interests and with their problems. You can find our main areas of expertise here.

Social counselling

The social counselling service provides advice on all kinds of issues concerning student life in Berlin and its institutions. You can find out here what this includes.

Counselling for students with children

The counselling service for students with child(ren) supports you in all questions and concerns regarding life with child(ren), the compatibility of studies and child(ren) and gives useful and practical tips and tricks on these topics.

Overview of counselling hours (winter semester 2019/2020)

Please check "Recent Changes" for short-term change, if times have changed or consultations are cancelled.

For more information on the individual consultations, simply click on the consultations, then you will be forwarded to the respective page of a counselling.


11:00 - 16:00 BAföG counselling (1st and 3rd monday of the month only untill 13:00)


10:00 - 12:00 Disability counselling

11:00 - 16:00 Counselling for international students and students of color

11:00 - 12:00 Counselling for Gays (Schwule), bisexuals and trans*

13:00 - 15:00 Counselling for students with children


10:00 - 16:00 Higher Education Counselling

11:30 - 14:00 Counselling for women*

14:30 - 17:00 Queerfeminist peer support


10:00 - 13:00 Disability counselling

11:00 - 16:00 Higher Education Counselling (even calendar weeks)

14:00 - 18:00 legal Higher Education Counselling (only with an appointment, uneven calendar weeks)

11:00 - 12:00 Counselling for Gays (Schwule), bisexuals and trans*


12:00 - 17:00 BAföG counselling

14:30 - 17:00 Legal counselling - general (only with an appointment)

Please check Recent Changes if times have changed or consultations are cancelled.