Student Advice Centre

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The Student Advice Centre advises school students, prospective students, students, parents, and school teachers.  It is the first point of contact for all questions about studies and the University.



+49 241 80 94050



The various fields of responsibility and advising services include:


Advising and Services for School Students and Prospective Students

The area advising and services for school students and prospective students offers a variety of possibilites to those who want to think more about studies and research. Aside from taster events in the different subject areas at RWTH Aachen, interested individuals can get information at info events and presentations. Individual advising on topics such as choosing a course of study, study demands and content, application, and enrollment often make it easier to make the switch to university studies.

Advising and Offers for Students

Students can contact student advising in the Student Advice Centre with all questions related to studies. The team also gives presentations and workshops on different topics, such as doubting studies, changing subjects, and re-orienting yourself. Additionally studens can clarify brief concerns and questions during the open office hours or arrange an individual advising appointment.


Psychological Counseling

The psychological counseling advises and accompanies students in all problems that affect their studies. It takes place in individual conversations, and offers additional academic trainings for groups. With its counseling and advisory offerings, it complements the activities of the departmental advisors and RWTH Aachen mentors.

In addition, VORSCHUB organizes the German-speaking self-help groups Depression and Anxiety as well as Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). There is currently no English-speaking self-help group. If enough students show interest however, it may be possible to form one, so please contact if you would like an English self-help group to be offered.


Talent Scouting Aachen

Talent Scouting Aachen is an additional offer from the student advice centers of RWTH and FH Aachen. Talent scouts at comprehensive schools, Gymnasien, and vocational schools in the Aachen region are the first contact for talented school students who are interested in studies and research but don't feel confident pursuing.



Name Contact
Head of Division

Dr. phil. Mandana Biegi

Phone: +49 241 80 99403
Fax: +49 241 80 92406

Student Advice Centre Office

Katrin Römer

Phone: +49 241 80 99405
Fax: +49 241 80 92406
Telephone Advising, General Information, and Info Center

Ruth Liebenthal, M.A

Marion Ruthmann
Anjela Tendulkar
Larissa Weinberg
Advising and Services for School Students and Prospective Students Contact and Office Hours
Dr. phil. Anne Kursten
KAoA Academic Advisor
Dipl.-Soz. Anja Schaumlöffel
KAoA Academic Advisor

Dipl.-Psych. Franziska Hoffmann
Studienberaterin KAoA

Katinka Mayr
Academic Advisor, Web Editor
Andreas Steinbeck, M.A.
Academic Advisor

Laura Röleke, M.A.
Coordinator of the RWTH School Student Programs
School Student Programs: Pupils' Uni (Coordinator)

Phone: +49 241 80 99423

Isabelle Welter, M.A.
Programs for School Students: Pupils' Uni, MINT-EC, Internships for Students
Phone: +49 241 80 99428

Dipl.-Kff. Jaana Schiwietz
Event Management

Phone: +49 241 80 99190
Carla Hoven, B.A.

Phone: +49 241 80 99420

Hilke Braun

Daniel Garcia Merida

Phone: +49 241 80 99376

Marie Giesen

Phone: +49 241 80 99376

Sophia Roters

Phone: +49 241 80 99376

Phi-Long Thomy Vo Phone: +49 241 80 99376
Dorothea Schuster Phone: +49 241 80 99376
Advising and Offers for Students Contact and Office Hours

Silvia Krebs-Oviedo, M.A.
Academic Advisor, Deputy Head of Division, Head of Unit

Marion Ruthmann
Brief Advising

Britta Steudel

Swenja Schiwatsch, M.A.
Academic Advisor
Dipl.-Ing. Mei Zhou
Academic Advisor

Nicole Büschgens, M.A.
Psychological Counseling Appointment
Dipl.-Psych. Kerstin Platt
Head of Unit, Psychological Counseling, Academic Trainings
Phone: +49 241 80 99424
Fax: +49 241 80 92406
Marian Bruchholz, M.Sc.
Psychological Counseling
Phone: +49 241 80 99375
Fax: +49 241 80 92406
Dipl.-Psych. Annika Gehlen
Psychological Counseling
Phone: +49 241 80 94049
Fax: +49 241 80 92406
Dipl.-Psych. Inga Refghi-Brandis
Psychological Counseling
Phone: +49 241 80 99191
Fax: +49 241 80 92406
Dipl.-Psych. Sabine Salentin
Academic Trainings
Phone: +49 241 80 99427
Fax: +49 241 80 92406
Dipl.-Psych. Van Tien Tran
Psychological Counseling, Academic Trainings
Phone: +49 241 80 99411
Fax: +49 241 80 92406

Lea Kühn von Burgsdorff, M.Sc.
Psychological Counseling

Julia Werner

Phone: +49 241 80 92722

Elena Zeh

Phone: +49 241 80 92722

Talent Scouting
Dipl.-Soz.Wiss. Yusuf Bayazit
Project Manager and Talent Scout
Phone: +49 241 80 99192
Gürkan Özkan, M.A.
Talent Scout
Phone: +49 241 80 99230

Dipl.-Gyml. Janette Zakrzewski
Talent Scout

Phone: +49 241 80 99231
Laura Popesch Phone: +49 241 80 99376