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. Click below for further information on social, psychological or legal counseling.

Counseling Services

  • Social Counseling

    The financial situation of many students is difficult. Sometimes it is so serious that the question of dropping out of studies arises. To ensure this does not happen, there are the social counseling services. As a place to go, they help students with problems and difficulties of practical, social or financial nature. In social counseling we try to find individual answers to your problems. We also offer international students comprehensive and broad advice on topics such as

    • Job and Social insurance
    • Funding opportunities
    • Services and benefits during studies
    • Health insurance
    • Studying with child
    • Study with handicap
    • Integration aid for international students

    The social counseling offers advice and support in conflict situations and all other social issues around your stay und studies

    In addition, the social counseling also awards financial aid, free meals, books and learning aid.


    Contact Social Counsulting

    Fasanerieallee 1, Mensa 1.OG

    06366 Köthen (Anhalt)

    Tel: + 49 345 6847520

    Tel (off the opening hours): +49 0345 6847523

    Email: sozialberatung(at)

    Opening Hours:

    Thursday: 13:00-15:00

    Here you can find further Contact information and opening hours.

  • Psychological Counseling

    Psychological counseling can give you relief and distance to a deadlocked situation. It gives you the freedom to search for new opportunities. In conversaton, new perspectives often emerge. They open up access to your own strengths and competences, which are often completely or partially buried.

    Contact the psychological counseling for the following issues:

    • Learning difficulties
    • Test anxiety, speech anxiety
    • Change of study field
    • Dropout
    • Writing difficulties
    • Contact problems
    • Fears and depression
    • Partnership problems
    • Self-esteem problems


    Psychological counseling consultants in Bernburg, Köthen and Dessau provide you with a high degree of confidentiality in coping with problems. You determine the number of counseling sessions. You also decide whether a referral to suitable professionals should take place.

    The counseling is free for all students of Anhalt University.


    Contact Psychosocial Consulting


    Dr. Elke Eckhardt

    Kurhaus Bernburg (1st Floor)

    Solbadstraße 2

    06406 Bernburg (Saale)

    phone: +49 3471 3556404

    (appointment via phone)



    Michaela Böttcher

    Seminarplatz 2a (Mensa, room 203)

    06846 Dessau-Roßlau

    opening hours: wednesday 2:00-4:00 pm

    phone: +49 340 51975217




    Markus Jürisch

    Fasanerieallee 1a (Mensa, 2nd Floor)

    06366 Köthen (Anhalt)

    opening hours: monday 4:00-6:00 pm

    phone: +49 3496 554848




    Here you can find further contact information and opening hours.


    In case of acute mental crisis please contact:

    Sozialpsychiatrischer Dienst (Social Psychiatric Service)

  • Legal Counseling

    The Studentenwerk Halle offers legal advice to all students.

    The lawyer Gabriele Huber-Schabel from Halle is available to you every first and third Monday of the month from 16:00 till 18:00 and by appointment.

    The first consultation hour is free for students of Anhalt University. Additional hours are chargeable.


    Contact Legal Advice

    Mrs. Gabriele Huber-Schabel

    Mansfelder Straße 13

    06108 Halle/Saale

    Tel: +49 345 502320

    Opening Hours:

    1. and 3. Monday of the month: 16:00-18:00

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