Social Counseling Services

Advising on equal opportunities/support for women at the Equal Opportunities Office

The Equal Opportunities Office advises and supports women in academia, especially young researchers at the doctoral or postdoc level.
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Legal advising for students and doctoral students

Legal advice by the Studierendenwerk

Doctoral students who are registered at the University of Heidelberg can take advantage of the legal advising services of the Studentenwerk. Advising is offered on all topics having to do with studying in Germany. 
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Free legal council for students and doctoral students

The StuRa (Studierendenrat) offers free legal council ("unentgeltliche und unabhängige Rechtsberatung") to students who wish to seek legal advice from specialized lawyers. In order to schedule an appointment, please write to stating your situation. Please bring your student-ID card to the appointment.
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Psychological and social counseling for students and doctoral students

While doing your doctoral training, you may be faced with new challenges and new sources of stress. If you find that you are encountering problems that you can not cope with on your own, please feel free to contact the psychological and social counseling center of the Studentenwerk. The only requirement is that you are registered at the University of Heidelberg.

The staff offers the following kinds of counseling:
•    Solution-oriented counseling for acute problems
•    Reflection on your individual situation at the University and in your general life
•    Examination of your personal strengths and skills
•    Time and stress management
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General psychological and social counseling

The Psychosoziale Hilfe e.V. (PSH) is a support center for people with problems or conflicts in various areas. The PSH is an independent organization without any religious affiliation.
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Last updated: 2018-11-16
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