Health & Wellbeing

Studying happy and healthy

Finding medical care in a foreign country is not always easy and things also work differently in emergencies. You can find the most important information about the German health system on this page. Sometimes, everyday student life can also be quite challenging: If exam stress, financial worries or other issues are bothering you, you can always turn to our contact points and support services.

Health

If you become ill, your first point of contact for all health issues is a general practitioner (Allgemeinmediziner or Hausarzt). The best way to find a good doctor is to ask your acquaintances or friends for a recommendation. Unfortunately, many doctors' offices are very busy and therefore no longer accept new patients. We are happy to support you in your search for a doctor. Please contact us if you need support.

Please also note our information under "Emergencies" if you need a doctor very urgently.

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Phone numbers in case of emergency

☎ 112 Ambulances and fire brigades
☎ 110 Police

When calling the fire brigade, ambulance or police, state your name and location slowly and clearly. Describe what happened. Wait for further questions and never end the call on your own initiative! The emergency services may still have important questions.


Mental Health

In case of an emergency

Crisis hotline Braunschweig
Phone +49800 111 0 111 or +49800 111 0 222

Städtisches Klinikum Braunschweig
Psychiatric Clinic (24 h)
Tel. +49 531 595 2284 or +49 531 595 2871

Psycho-social crisis service Braunschweig
Tel. +49531 470 77 77
(Fri & Sat 15.00 – 22.00, Sun & holidays 15.00 – 20.00)

The Psychotherapeutic Counselling Centre of the Studentenwerk helps students with study-related problems or personal difficulties. Your concerns will be discussed calmly in confidential counselling sessions.

Topics with which you can contact the Psychotherapeutic Counselling Centre include:

  • Work and concentration problems
  • Exam nerves or other anxieties
  • Decision-making difficulties in your studies or in personal conflict situations
  • Conflicts with your parents, partner or in your flat-sharing community
  • Other difficulties that you would like to talk about with someone who will listen to you in an open, neutral and appreciative way.

 


Social Counselling

The social counselling service of the Studentenwerk Braunschweig is available to answer questions and difficulties of a financial, social and personal nature. Sometimes a short piece of information is enough, sometimes a solution requires a more intensive discussion. With their knowledge of a wide range of topics, the social counsellors help to develop solutions. As a rule, advice is given in a one-on-one consultation. You can also call or write an e-mail – of course, all inquiries will be treated confidentially.

The Social Counselling Service of the Studentenwerk offers support, information and advice on many questions and problems that may arise during your studies, for example:

  • if you are at the beginning of your studies and have questions about the first organisational steps of this new phase of your life
  • if you would like to find out about the costs and financing options of studying (with or without BAföG) as well as benefits for students
  • if you would like to know what special features there are for students when it comes to jobs, insurances, scholarships, loans and state support services
  • if you would like to know what additional support you can receive as a student with a disability or chronic illness, as a pregnant woman or student with a child or as an international student
  • if you need help with decisions of an organisational nature (change of subject, dropping out, semester off, etc.)

Click here to go to the Social Counselling Service

Consultation hours:

Tue 10.00 – 12.30
Thu 10.00 – 12.30 and 14.00 – 17.00
and by arrangement

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Social Counselling Service of the AStA

The General Student Committee's (AStA) Social Department also provides comprehensive advice on personal or financial difficulties and challenges. You can find all information and consultation hours here.

Contact

If you would like more information about the services or need advice, please contact the International Student Support Team:

Marilena Zitka
+49 531 391 14387
international(at)tu-braunschweig.de

Vanessa Nieberding
+49 531 391 4055 (Mon-Fri 10:00 - 12:00, Mon-Tue 14:00 - 16:00)
international(at)tu-braunschweig.de