Help and Counseling

Sometimes we just need someone to talk to when studying is taking a toll on our physical or mental health or when we feel overwhelmed and stressed out by everyday tasks.

Anhalt University of Applied Sciences provides the following counseling services at our locations.

Dispute management for international students

In case of suggestions, problems, and complaints international students can contact the International Student Ombudsperson. The International Student Ombudsperson is a central university position that handles suggestions and complaints of international students with the aim to investigate cases and hence work towards satisfactory solutions including all involved parties - whereas strict confidentiality is maintained at all times. The ombudsperson functions as mediator between the university and students, and supports the dialogue with university teachers, students, and other entities of the university.

If you...

  • are an international student at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences
  • have suggestions to improve the quality of study
  • have general issues related to your studies
  • got an apparently unsolvable problem with your studies and do not know anyone who can help you
  • tried unsuccessfully to talk with other persons about your concerns
  • ...

then get in touch with the ombudsperson for international students. We will try to find a solution together with you - and if requested, will treat your case anonymously.

Ombudspersonen (dispute management)

  • Ombudsperson Köthen

    Dear International Students,
    Our university, the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, is proud that you have chosen to study here and that you are entrusting us with qualifying for your professional future.
    It is my utmost wish that you feel both supported and safe during your stay at our university. Whilst studying with us here in Germany, and whilst familiarizing yourself with the German language and culture, you will take part in many conversations and communal events, and through these encounters you will provide the university’s teaching staff and your fellow students with a glimpse of your home countries. This interaction is an especially valuable intercultural exchange, from which, I hope you will also benefit.
    If, however, despite the best efforts from all sides, you have reason to complain, or encounter significant problems, or perhaps simply wish to make suggestions, then please feel free to contact me. I am Anhalt University’s official ombudsperson and your direct contact person at the Köthen campus. If you have any questions or problems, or if you find yourself in a difficult situation, I will be more than happy to mediate on your behalf. Together, we will look for solutions to whatever issues you may be facing.
    Further to this role, I am professor of computational linguistics and software localization at the Department of Computer Science and Languages and supervise the bachelor's degree program, "Technical Translation - Software and Media", as well as the master's degree program, "Software Localization". At the same time, I am the head of the Language Center. My office is located at Lohmannstraße 23 in room 127. Please write or call me if you need any assistance.

    Prof. Dr. Uta Seewald-Heeg
    Lohmannstraße 23, room 127
    06366 Köthen
    Tel. 03496 67 3129

  • Ombudsperson Bernburg

    “I would like to be a trustworthy contact person when there are seemingly insoluble conflicts and a listening ear is needed and I want to help you to focus on your studies rather than on your worries.”

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Nicole Uhrig
    Hochschule Anhalt
    Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)
    Strenzfelder Allee 28
    D-06406 Bernburg
    +49 (0) 3471-355 1215


  • Ombudsperson Dessau

    Dear international students at the Dessau Campus,

    please contact the ombudsperson for the Köthen campus at the present time.