Video: Help for those in need of advice

Team of the Student Advice and Career Service
Our colleagues at the Student Advice and Career Service are looking forward to welcoming you at FAU. (Image: FAU/Christina Dworak)

FAU’s Student Advice and Career Service answers all questions around your studies

FAU is one of the ten largest universities in Germany, offering a wide range of study possibilities across more than 250 courses. Above all before you’ve even begun your studies, orienting yourself around the extensive opportunities can be difficult. Even once you’ve begun, you’ll continue to have questions, for example, about the examination regulations or how to cope with the study materials.

The Student Advice and Career Service offered by FAU provide students with advisory and practical support throughout their studies: “We distinguish between three phases: study preparation and orientation counselling; in-study counselling; and end-of-study counselling”, Explains Jürgen Gündel, head of FAU’s Student Advice and Career Service. During the first phase, the counselling center provides information on study possibilities, admission regulations or the application procedure. Additionally, course-specific counselling is also available as the counsellors have individual specializations. During the second phase, students have already arrived at FAU. For this reason, consultation focuses on the challenges of daily study. For example, counsellors support students in compiling their timetables, changing courses, or the transition from Bachelor to Master. Even when problems arise during studies, the Student Advice and Career Service helps. Of course, international students, and those with disabilities or chronic illness can also turn to student the Student Advice and Career Service. In the final phase, students and graduates receive information on career entry opportunities from FAU’s Career Service. International career services are also available, particularly for international students and graduates.

Personal advice

Students can take advantage of the comprehensive service provided by the Student Advice and Career Service, either by popping in during open consultation periods, or scheduling a personal consultation: “Personal counselling is an integral part of our concept. To provide us with sufficient time for personal counselling, however, the students should make an appointment with us in advance”, says Jürgen Gündel.

Information on the opening hours and services of FAU’s Student Advice and Career Service can be found on the Student Advice and Career Service´s homepage.