Studentenwerk Leipzig's Social Counselling

Studying places high demands on students, everyday student life might turn out to be a big challenge. You are not alone during difficult times in your life; Studentenwerk offers you free help and support.

Our Advisory Competence

We are the competent contact, if you have questions concerning the following issues:

You can approach us with other problems as well. Whether you think about commencing to study or already graduate and prepare for professional life - we answer your questions individually and can refer you to the proper authorities and persons.

Counselling guidelines:

  • We listen to you and your concerns.
  • We develop approaches to solving problems and perspectives together with you.
  • We inform you about social law claims and other offers of assistance.
  • We establish contacts for you to other counselling offices, assistance services, and authorities in charge, if necessary.
  • We want to encourage you to act as experts in your own interest.

Appointments and Office hours

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You can book your preferred appointment in our online booking calendar, so you do not have to wait unnecessarily. As an alternative, you can schedule appointments by phone or by e-mail. Counselling by appointment will be with Mrs Engelmann.

Information on user and data protection with regard to the online schedule (German version).

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Center for Social Services (CSS)
Gutenbergplatz 4, 04103 Leipzig, 4th floor
Tuesday 1.30 - 2.30 p.m. (Mrs Engelmann)
Thursday 9.00 - 11.00 a.m. (Mrs Engelmann)

Studenten Service Zentrum (SSZ)
Goethestraße 6, 04109 Leipzig, ground floor, to the right at the end of the hallway
Tuesday 9.00 - 11.00 a.m. and 1.00 - 5.00 p.m. (Mrs Kuppardt)
Thursday 9.00 - 11.00  a.m. and 1.00 - 3 .00p.m. (Mrs Kuppardt)

Please note: It is not necessary to make an appointment for the open office hours, simply come by. Please come by half an hour before the open office hours end. No telephone counselling during this time. 

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Location: Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 132, Geutebrück-Bau, Room G 113, 1st Floor | Wednesdays | 1.00 - 3.00 p.m. 

  • Counselling during the 2019 summer semester takes place on
    10.4. / 17.4. / 24.4. / 8.5. / 15.5. / 22.5. / 29.5./ 5.6. / 12.6. / 19.6./ 26.6./ 3.7. / 10.7.
  • Counselling in winter semester 2019/20  takes place on
    16.10.2019 / 23.10. / 30.10. / 6.11. / 13.11. / 27.11. / 4.12. / 11.12. / 18.12.19 / 08.01.2020 / 15.01. / 22.01. / 29.01. 

Changes will be announced on this website.

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Who we are

Sozialberaterin Jana Kupphardt Studentenwerk Leipzig

Jana Kuppardt

Social Counsellor & Contact for International Students
+49 341 9659 -950 (limited telephone availability / please ask for telephone counselling appointments by e-mail)
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(Counselling in English possible)

Annett Engelmann

Social Counsellor
+49 341 9659-941
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Julia Winkler

Head of Department
+49 341 9659 -942
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Counselling in English possible.

Regina Engelhardt

Social Counsellor
+49 341 9659-941
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Where to Find Us

Questions and Answers

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You can schedule your preferred appointment for Tuesdays or Thursdays online. If want to schedule an appointment for another day, please contact us by e-mail, indicating your preferred date/time.

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We offer public counseling on three different locations. It is not necessary to agree an appointment for the open office hours, simply come by. You may have to wait though, please allow for the waiting time. Please come by half an hour before the open office hours end.

Center for Social Services (CSS) at Gutenbergplatz
Tuesday 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Thursday 9 - 11 a.m.

Studenten Service Zentrum (SSZ) at Goethestraße
Tuesday 9 - 11 a.m. and 1 - 5 p.m.
Thursday 9 - 11 a.m. and 1 - 3 p.m.

HTWK Leipzig at Geutebrückbau
Every two weeks on Wednesday 1 - 3 p.m.
Dates: April 13 and 27, May 11 and 25, June 8 and 22, July 6

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A lot of things - that is why we cannot answer this question comprehensively at this point. It depends e.g. on your health insurance status, the contractual form of your job/s and how you otherwise finance your studies. Simply come by to get advice.

If you are looking for a student job, please visit our job portal.

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Studentenwerk offers various options of disabled-friendly housing; we have also assistant rooms for rent. If you are interested, please visit the disabled-friendly housing page or contact Mrs. Winkler at winkler {{ätt}} studentenwerk-leipzig {{punkt}} de  or 0341/9659 942.

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Many students work alongside their studies. Usually students want to earn some money with an activity that is compatible with studying. But pay attention: Interesting student jobs are often offered as activity of an independent character, e.g. honorary jobs, and there is a lot to consider here. In the information sheet you will find the most important general information on the topic without claiming it to be complete. If you have any further questions, you are welcome to make an appointment with the social counselling department for a personal consultation.