The international office is responsible for the support of studies, advanced trainings and internships abroad with the provision of suitable financing options and information as well as the support of students from abroad. Additionally the international office promotes international co-operations with universities in other countries.
Problems and sorrows during your studiens, at your job or in private aren't unusual and are often are manageable without any external help. In some serios crisis or conflicts, sometimes we need professional advice and support.
For these cases you can find here a list of regional counselling offices for every question.
Sexual harassment is not a trivial offence
The University of Applied Sciences Trier seeks to create an open and tolerant work atmosphere for all employees and students. Should you experience sexual harassment anyway, you can always turn to the central equality officer, Prof. Dr. Rita Spatz, for advice and support.
Should you wish a personal meeting with Prof. Dr. Spatz, you can make an appointment contacting her using the contact details to the right. Of course, all matters will be discussed in absolute confidentiality. Should you wish so, you may also remain anonymous during your meeting. Further steps will only be taken with your expressed consent.
Procedural guidelines released be the trade union ver.di, which will give you useful advice on dealing with sexual harassment, is available at the equality office.
The Family Service comprises diverse offers of information and practical advice. Core of the service is family advice. Apart from financial support options, information on child care options and legal rights and duties of student parents and working parents are also available.
Studying with a family can be a financial challenge. Some students with families are eligible for additional public support or scholarships.
The equality office offers counselling for families, child care services, seminars and workshops, scholarships and mentoring programs as well as advice and support with problems.
In the context of the certification as a family friendly university, the University of Applied Sciences Trier has committed itself to creating child care opportunities. For example a parent-child-room is available which allows student and employed parents to care for their child should the normal child care facilities be closed. It can also be used to change or nurse babies. Apart from holiday programs the university also offers an after school or after nursery care opportunities which support you should you have to stay on longer for an evening event or a late lecture.
A care situation can come unexpected and meet us completely unprepared. Many employees and students feel unable to cope and left alone. The University of Applied Sciences Trier is committed to supporting its employee.
Students who are faced with taxing situations or difficulties in personal matters and seek help can turn to the psycho-social support office. During the stated office hours Dipl-Psychologists certified psychologists Iris Lorenz and Nicole Arendt will give advice or make appointments for further counselling. The advice and support is free and subject to professional discretion.
Students and employees with families enjoy certain legal privileges but also have certain duties to fulfil. For example maternity protection laws, maternity and paternity leaves rules, health insurance rules and rules for the care for a sick child should be observed.
Here you can find informations about barrier-free entrances as well as about prevailling regulations for students with a disability during exams.
The Studierendenwerk Trier supports students in terms of meals, lodgings and social services. In financial difficulties the Studierendenwerk can offer different forms of loans and scholarships. There are also offers for students with children, e.g. the start-up-set for young parents or the “Windelstipendium” (diaper scholarship). Closer Information on these offers you can find on the website of the Studierendenwerk under the heading “leben”. The services also comprise advice on social, psychological and legal matters as well as acting as estate agents or as a car and van rental service.