Freedom means always being able to redefine your own path, to turn back from a dead end or even to risk a change of perspective. This is not always easy when studying gets tough. As part of Leipzig University’s project “Plan A – Your plan. Your path. Your choice.” we offer students confidential and impartial advice. Especially when doubts and second thoughts start to grow, it can help to talk to someone neutral.

Workshops in the winter semester 2022/23

Every semester we run workshops on different themes, such as becoming more resilient during your studies and learning techniques to help you study better. Since these workshops are held in German, you will find information about upcoming workshops on the German version of this page only.

Information about workshops

You can also scroll further down this page for a link to information about advisory services for international students.

Having Second Thoughts or Considering Dropping Out?

Are you currently feeling dissatisfied or overwhelmed by your studies? Do you wonder whether you have made the right choice? It is quite normal for students to go through difficult phases and experience doubts. Our advisory service can help you find answers to your questions like:

  • Is my course still right for me?
  • Why am I not making any progress with my degree?
  • In what field do I see myself working later on? And is the course I chose, or studying at university, still the right way to get there?
  • How can I get motivated again?
  • Where can I find additional consultation and support services?

Our advice is as individual as your situation. Together with you, we will work out strategies to solve the problem.

The Self-Reflection Tool (in German) lets you independently examine your current situation at university. The test takes about 15 to 25 minutes and provides an initial overview of your risk of dropping out. You are welcome to bring the results to your personal consultation.

Advice for international students

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You alone decide where your path leads you. But we can help you to walk that path successfully. Photo: Colourbox

Look and listen!

Podcast series: “Vom Studieren und Zweifeln”

Our German podcast series “Vom Studieren und Zweifeln” aims to help overcome reservations on the subject of doubts about studying and encourage students to talk openly about them. You can find all episodes on the German version of this page. Have a listen!

Podcast episodes in German

Help across the finish line

As a student, you may unexpectedly face major challenges just before you graduate. Perhaps your financial situation has suddenly become uncertain, or that pesky thesis you’ve been ignoring is rearing its head again. Or maybe you’re resuming your studies after a longer break. If you need some support and don’t want to tackle your pre-graduation difficulties alone, then feel free to make an appointment with us.


Our consultations are tailored to your individual needs and can help you with the following topics in particular:

  • Study strategies
  • Time management, dealing with stress
  • Self-reflection
  • Exceeding the standard period of study
  • Problems with your thesis
  • Other difficulties during your studies.

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