Psychosocial counselling for students at the TU Wien
In the course of your studies, situations can sometimes arise in which you feel particularly stressed or even overwhelmed. In these situations it is good to get support! With the psychosocial student counselling service, TU Wien has created a special service for TU students to help them cope with stressful situations and to strengthen their own abilities to deal with current and future challenges and problems.
Sometimes it is good to discuss the current situation in a confidential individual setting. In this case, individual counselling is right for you.
Sometimes it is also helpful to take advantage of a group offer on a specific topic (e.g. exam nerves, loss of motivation) together with other students who are currently in a similar situation.
Below you will find detailed information on individual counselling as well as on the current group offers. All services are of course free of charge and confidential.
As a TU student, you can now contact an external psychologist who will advise and support you in various problem situations.
In which cases can you use the offer?
- dealing with mental health issues
- acute crisis (separation, deseases, death, other stressful events)
- If you have the impression that studying is a particular burden at the moment.
- If you feel anxious about exams, graduation or general anxiety
- If you are depressed
- Sleep disturbances, increased substance use or physical complaints without medical or somatic findings.
- In general: If you have the impression that your inner resources for coping with problems no longer work or are no longer sufficient (e.g. humour, flexibility in action and thinking, determination, ...), you should contact the counsellor.
Up to three counselling sessions of 50 minutes each are planned per student. In case of a need for longer-term (psychotherapeutic) counselling, the counsellor will help to refer the student to appropriate further services. The counselling is strictly confidential and the contents of the counselling sessions are not passed on to third parties. Please take your student ID with you to the first session as proof of identity; your data will be treated confidentially.
(for appointment requests by e-mail, please check your SPAM folder regularly)
Every semester there are group offers on specific topics, which are led by external counsellors from WU Student Counselling. You can find an overview of the specific group offers of the current semester here. As the number of participants is limited, we kindly ask you to register at TISS. Detailed information can be found here:
- Currently there are no Group offers
For doctoral candidates
The TU Wien HR offers the WINA+ Programm, opens a file in a new window for people in doctoral studies, in which the new colleagues network with each other and receive input in four full days spread over two semesters on the topics of goal setting, scientific writing, time and self-management and career planning after my fixed-term contract, but also discuss and work on their own situations.
Experts are also invited to these four appointments, which are coached by Dr. Martina Friedl. At the moment, all appointments take place via zoom. The programme starts in English in the summer semester and in German in the winter semester. The next start is on 18 June 2021 in an English group. Registration in the TISS.
If you have further questions please mail to Helga Gartner
We would also like to draw your attention to our service point Barrier-free Studying for disabled and chronically ill students at the Vienna University of Technology. In addition to orientation and mobility training at the place of study, the service point also offers information on legal issues concerning disabilities and studying (examination modalities). They inform you about barrier-free accessibility and the barrier-free use of the available infrastructure (e.g. library, lecture halls, refectory, etc.) and advise or support you in organising your studies.
The online panel discussion was recorded and is available online. It took place on November 11, 2021.
Psychological problems in students were examined from different perspectives and support options for those affected were discussed.
Invited to the podium were:
- Mag.phil. Marlene Fuhrmann-Ehn, Disability Officer at Vienna University of Technology
- mag. iur. Dr iur. Jasmin Gründling-Riener, head of the study department at the Vienna University of Technology
- Mag.a. Nadja Springer, individual psychosocial counseling for TU students
- Mag.a. Christine Leitl-Kovacic, Psychosocial group offers for students
- Julia Macho, HTU social department
The event was opened by VR Kurt Matyas, the moderation was taken over by Louisa Holub/ TU Diversity Management.
Afterwards there was the possibility to ask questions via app (anonymized).
Where do the appointment take place?
The counselling sessions take place in the office (1030 Vienna, Krieglergasse 6/9).
As long as Covid-19 restrictions apply, the counselling sessions will be held online either via Skype or Zoom after booking by phone or E-mail.
Group events will take place at the TU Wien Campus,.Every information regarding the rooms will be announced on time.