Counselling and support for trans students

Peer-to-peer counselling for trans students at the University of Göttingen is in place to support students who might have questions about their gender identity. The counselling is also offered to people who are perceived in an unwanted way due to their gender expression.

Additionally, this counselling supports people (eg teachers) who have questions regarding their personal contact with trans students or general questions about being trans* and studying.

All counselling is confidential and, if wanted, anonymous. We can discuss matters in person, or via email or phone. Every counselling session is structured in an open and unbiased way. Moreover, counselling is based solely on the concerns of the person.

Counselling services

  • Orientation and support for students regarding decision-making processes and questions around gender identity
  • Information and support regarding study management including changes related to being trans
  • Information about social, legal and medical aspects of transitioning
  • Counselling when discrimination or exclusion has taken place
  • Support within the context of the University regarding the communication of transitioning processes
  • Information and support for non-trans* people on the topic

If you are uncertain if the counselling for trans students is the right contact point for your questions and concerns, please write an email to Né Fink for clarification.

Our building is not yet accessible to those with mobility issues. Please inform us about your needs, so that we can provide the necessary support.

What does the term 'trans' mean?

The term “trans” describes all people who do not or only sometimes identify with their assigned gender at birth. For example: transgender people, transsexual people, genderqueer and non-binary people, but also cross-dressers and so called transvestites are included in this expression.

Intersex people are welcome to have counselling with us. By request, we will connect you to professionals that can offer peer-to-peer counselling for intersex people.

People who have experienced ridicule, exclusion or discrimination based on their (perceived) sexuality can also contact us and receive support.