_at the Folkwang University of the Arts

The university has its own website dedicated to consultation services for students. To begin with, we have some of the main contact points for you:

Central Student Advisory Services: Here you will find all the information and counseling you need to study at Folkwang: Central Student Advisory Services. Ms. Döpper answers your questions concerning your study course as well as general questions concerning your studies: Ms. Döpper, 0049 (0) 201 4903-384 (Tue-Thu) & 0049 (0) 201 6505-1407 (Mo), You can reach her at studienberatung(at)

AStA: The team from the AStA helps you with questions and problems concerning visa matters or student financing: Just send an email to asta(at) or visit during the opening times in the AStA office on the campus in Essen-Werden in N 109:

Office hours are:

Mon-Wed 10.00-12.00 a.m. | 13.30-15.00 p.m.

The AStA’s health expert Dr. Leonard Cruz answers general questions on stress, exam anxiety or general health issues during your studies. You can reach him at asta-gesundheitsfoerderung(at) and in his office on the campus in Essen-Werden in room W 116.

_ at the AStA of the University of Duisburg-Essen

Legal advice: Folkwang students can use the free legal advice provided by the AStA of the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE).

At the campus Essen 02:00 pm – 06:00 pm in T02 S00 K07
Telephone: 0049 (0)201 / 183-2952

At the Campus Duisburg 02:00 pm – 06:00 pm in LF 026
Telephone: 0049 (0)203/93150761

The dates can be viewed online on the website of the AStA of the University of Duisburg-Essen.

Gender Equality Office: Here you will find information on studying with a child (for example the Flying Nannies, the child care cervice, and scholarships for students with children) as well as advice on (suspected) cases of discrimination. You can reach the Central Equal Opportunity Officer, Nina Kaiser at +49 (0) 201 4903-357 and by e-mail: nina.kaiser(at)

External Counselling Center: The Folkwang University of the Arts does not tolerate sexual harassment in any form whatsoever and is committed to preventing it. It has established a counselling service that anybody who feels they have been sexually harassed can turn to. This service is anonymous, confidential, free of charge and does not take place on the university premises.

Contact: 0049 (0)201/862 12 12 or ombudsstelle(at)

If desired, the Central Equal Opportunity Representative Nina Kaiser will arrange the contact for the initial counselling or accompany persons affected to it.

For further information on Sexual Harrassment Protection at the Folkwang University of the Arts see this website.

_at the Studierendenwerk Essen-Duisburg (student services provider)

Psychological and Social Counselling: The Studierendenwerk Essen-Duisburg offers free psychological and social counseling for students. The open office hours take place on the campus in Essen (Reckhammerweg 1) on Tuesdays between 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm and on Thursdays between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Further information can be found on the website of the Studierendenwerk.

_ at the Health Department of the City of Essen

HIV / STD Counseling Center: The Department of Health offers counseling on HIV and STD (Sexually Transmitted Diseases). There is also an anonymous and free HIV rapid test possible.

    Monday 09:00 – 12:00 am and 02:00 – 03:00 pm
    Tuesday 09:00 – 12:00 am
    Closed on Wednesdays
    Thursday 09:00 – 12:00 am and 02:00 – 4:30 pm and every first Thursday of the month 02:00 – 6:30 pm
    Friday  09:00 – 12:00 am

Further information can be found on the website of the health department.

_at the Advice Centre for Inclusion of the Disabled (BZI) of the Akademisches Förderungswerk (Akafö)

The advice center advises and supports disabled and chronically ill students during their studies. Click here for website of the Akafö.