The psychological counseling was arranged on the students’ wish und was so far financed by tuition fees resp. will soon be financed by tuition substitutes. Due to the Faculty’s own counseling it shall be ensured that students may be counseled also in regard to their study goals in a timely manner, competently and closely related to their studies.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get in touch?
Best via email: psyBeratung@fb4.rwth-aachen.de or by phone (+49 241 80-983 55)
Will my data be treated confidentially?
The counseling documents will be treated strictly confidential. There will be no entry or remark in any student files.
How fast can one get a counseling appointment?
At them moment appointment may be given in a 1-2 week period.
Can you help in an acute crisis?
Crises interventions are only partially possible provided that the counseling psychologist is in her office. In acute crises please call the Samaritan telephone service: 0800 111 0 111 or 0800 111 0 222 or contact the emergency admission of the Alexianer Hospital, Alexianergraben 33, 52062 Aachen, Phone 0241 47 70 10.
How much does it cost?
For students of the Faculty all offers are free of charge.
Where is the difference to other offers?
The Central Study Guidance also offers a psychological service. It is open for all students of RWTH Aachen University. The integrated counseling of the Faculty in contrast though is characterized by the proximity to the other fields of the Faculty.
Can you recommend a therapist?
We do not make any recommendation. The choice in and around Aachen is manifold and all advice seekers should according to their problems choose a person of trust. Personal affection plays an important role here. For a first orientation we provide a link list.
- Samaritan telephone service in the Aachen diocese
- Alexianer Hospital
for sick notes after the 7th medical certificate
Fully accessible studying at RWTH Aachen University
and information on disadvantage compensation also for the chronically ill
For a first orientation
On the topic transfer to another university – universities of applied sciences
Life counseling in and around Aachen
Catholic counseling center for marriage, family, life and questions of faith Protestant counseling center for child guidance and family counseling, partnership and life counseling, counseling for pregnant women on conflict situations Addiction counseling - Addiction counseling and therapy for the fields alcohol, medicine, compulsive gambling and internet addiction, eating disorders, youth and drug counseling
Central information pool psychotherapy (ZIP)
an offer of the general practitioner’s association North-Rhine (Kassenärztlichen Vereinigung Nordrhein (KVNO)), Information on available therapy spaces
Center for Mental Health for Students (ZPG)
The Center for Mental Health for Students (ZPG) is a collaboration between RWTH Aachen and FH Aachen at the Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics at the University Hospital Aachen (UKA).