Study Guidance

The study guidance service provides a wide range of services focusing on the needs of current and prospective students. The staff is bound to professional discretion, the content of the sessions is confidential.

A scheduled appointment with the study guidance requires contact by telephone in advance. At this pre-appointment stage we either might already be able to answer some questions, name further contact persons, or make an appointment for you.

In addition to pre-arranged individual appointments and advice over the phone we offer regular open consulation hours in order to meet the increasing demand and to make it easier for you to get in contact.

1. Study Problems Counselling
Individual counselling is recommended not only during the first semesters but especiallywhen you are not sure that you have chosen the right subject, if you have difficulties to manage work or you suffer from examination anxiety and lacking motivation.

2. Counselling Service for Students with Special Needs
The study guidance service aims at reducing your individual difficulties arising during yourcourse of study. We offer, for example, support and events on “how to learn” for those students who find it more difficult to learn after a longer period of professional work. These problems concern as well students with migrant background, students with children and students suffering from chronic diseases/disabilities. Should you need further support we would be pleased – if requested - to offer assistance provided by partners at or from outside the university.

3. Higher Education Orientation Programme
Should the increasingly complex course offer provided at German institutes of higher education rather confuse you or should you be uncertain about your study wishes resp. study opportunities (especially at the Kiel University of Applied Sciences) a thorough individual subject information is to be recommended.

4. Information on Funding and Scholarships
The study guidance service will inform you about opportunities for funding of outstanding students and how to apply for a scholarship. During the interdisciplinary weeks (IdW) a regular information service is being offered.

5. Events for students
We offer individual counselling as well as lectures and seminars which are embedded in our everyday study operations informing you on how to prevent examination anxiety and burn-out.

6. Events for prospective students and school pupils
Under the roof of school conferences and in cooperation with the media dome and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering the event series Campus+ offers the exclusive opportunity to explore the Kiel the University of Applied Sciences. Additionally, we organise open days (Fachhochschultage – FIT) twice a year and provide information for the interested public at professional (higher) education fairs and school events.

Further counselling services

The registration and admission office only will give legally binding information about all questions regarding your application or admission.You will as well be informed about courses on offer at the Kiel University of Applied Sciences.

  • Psychological counselling: Please contact the psychological counselling service of the student committee Schleswig-Holstein, phone no. 0431 8816-325
  • For Students and prospective students suffering from disabilities/chronic diseases: Prof.Dr. Roswitha Pioch is at your disposal to answer questions.

Prof. Dr. Roswitha Pioch
Office: Sokratesplatz 2,
room no. R 4.12
Phone no. 0431 210-3075
Email: roswitha.pioch(at)
Consultation by appointment