Student counseling at Pforzheim university

Individual. Confidential. Solution-oriented.

Depending on your concerns and whether you are still in the orientation and search phase or are already studying with us, you can contact the Central Student Advisory Service (called ZSB), the Student Counselling Service of your faculty or the StudiCenter.

Our team of advisors is there for you before you start studying and throughout the entire course of your studies.

Simply take a look at our HS PF advice page and find out more about the advice centers and their services.

Before you start

The point of contact for orientation and decision-making questions before studying

Are you interested in studying at Pforzheim University and would like to find out more about the courses we offer? Are you still unsure whether studing suits you or what you want to do after graduation? We will be happy to help you find your bearings and guide you through the decision-making process, with an open mind and a focus on what is right for you in the end.

Contact the Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB) is you have questions about:

  • Study programs
  •     Choice of subject
  •     Study requirements
  •     Study structure
  •     Financing your studies
  •     Change of degree program or university at Pforzheim University


Ihre Informations- und Vermittlungsdrehscheibe

The StudiCenter staff are there for all interested parties and applicants if they have questions about

  •     Application
  •     enrolment
  •     fees
  •     deadlines
  •     Information on counseling services at Pforzheim University and contact mediation

Already studying

Study smarter with student counseling at your faculty!

We take YOUR questions and challenges into focus, no matter if you need support with planning your studies, if you need to apply for a third attempt or an extension of study time, if you suffer from illness or have a disability that affects your studies, if you want to take parental or nursing care leave or if you need tips and strategies to study successfully.

  • Course planning
  •     Third attempts
  •     Extension of study time
  •     Illness and studies
  •     Disability and studies
  •     Nursing and parental leave during studies
  •     Strategies for successful studying

In addition, with our "How to Study" service, we offer further support on the topics of learning, exam preparation, motivation, dealing with stress and much more in the form of self-study material, courses, training and lectures during the semester.

We are represented at all faculties, just choose the right one and get more information:

Design PF (Faculty of Design)

Engineering PF (Faculty of Engineering)

Business PF (Faculty of Business and Law)

Your first point of contact for Orientierungs- und Entscheidungsfragen during your studies

Get in, get oriented, get out!

You need new or re-orientation? If you have doubts about your studies, if you want to change to another study program, if you have failed a third attempt or if you are searching for an alternative to your studies, we support you individually, confidentially and solution-oriented.

You want to contact the central student advisory office? Information can be found below.

Ihre Informations- und Vermittlungsdrehscheibe

The StudiCenter staff are there for students of all faculties on site, by telephone and by e-mail if they have questions about

  •     enrollment
  •     re-registration
  •     student ID card
  •     leave of absence
  •     Change of degree program
  •     Exmatriculation
  •     Thesis registration
  •     Applications and deadlines

More information on services, contact and opening hours can be found here.

From left to right: Dorothee Schmid, Karina Kober and Saskia Wachter (Student Advisory Service Engineering PF), Jens Zagola and Sina Klein (Student Advisory Service Business PF), Alexandra Wößner (Student Advisory Service Design PF), Claudia Röseling and Melanie Specht (Central Student Advisory Service).

Our understanding of student counseling

  • We offer counseling as a low-threshold service
  • The people seeking advice are always at the center of our work
  • We communicate respectfully, "at eye level", trustfully and confidentially as well as in a friendly and transparent manner
  • Our work is professionally founded, open-minded and networked, and we also respect and identify the limits of our options for action


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We are happy to accept appointment requests for consultations by e-mail or telephone:


00497231/ 286132 or 00497231/ 286757

Individual consultations can take place online via Alfaview.