Do you have a question, concern or issue with respect to your current or future program of study? The Student Advisory Center (Zentrale Studienberatung, ZSB) at JGU is your first point of contact. We will be happy to advise you!

From the moment you consider attending university, over the entire course of your studies, and right up to your graduation and the transition to professional life, the ZSB is by your side with information, advice and support. If we are unable to help you ourselves, we will point you in the direction of the appropriate contact point at JGU.

If you find yourself asking one of the following questions, we are here to help.

  • “Should I go to university? If so, what should I study?”
  • “How can I decide between the different subjects?”
  • “Should I start a pre-university program?”
  • “What does JGU have to offer?”
  • “How do I get a place at the university?”
  • “How can I make the most of my time at JGU?”
  • “What can I do if I run into problems?”
  • “Have I chosen the right subject?”
  • “What comes after graduation?”
  • “Can I attend university without a German Abitur?”

From quick questions to complex issues and from information gaps to tricky decision-making dilemmas – we offer the right advice to meet your needs!

Your appointment can be held via video conference, by telephone or in person (at the Student Service Center, Forum universitatis 1).

You can make an appointment via our hotline: +49 6131-39 22122. Mon–Thu, 9:00 am–12:00 pm & 1:00–4:00 pm, Fri, 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Can’t make the appointment? To cancel, please send an email to so that we can reschedule.

Our approach

We always provide you with confidential and open-ended advice, taking into account your individual situation and personal concerns. We take a look at the solutions, resources and options you can fall back on and work with you to find the right approach and support you in developing suitable strategies and making reasonable decisions. We follow the advising concept of the Society for Information, Advising, and Therapy at Universities (Gesellschaft für Information, Beratung und Therapie an Hochschulen e.V., GIBeT – link in German).

On our website, we have compiled information on the most important topics related to studying and answers to the most frequently asked questions. Still haven’t found what you’re looking for? Or is your request perhaps too specific for the Student Advisory Center? Maybe one of the following services can help:

Different backgrounds, degrees and personal histories, but the same philosophy for advising and a sympathetic ear for (prospective) students – that describes the team at the Student Advisory Center! We advisors have already been to university, so we know what you are facing and where you are coming from. We are also very familiar with JGU and the courses offered, and we advise students from all disciplines. Our professional training in the field of educational advising, encompassing a range of advising methods, along with our many years of professional experience enable us to provide you with the best possible support. We look forward to our conversation!