Welcome to the website of the Student Advisory Service of the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy

We offer you individual, activating and reliable advice on all aspects of our study programmes. Our FAQ provides initial answers to frequently asked questions, but we also welcome personal exchanges at any time.

In our counselling we are guided by the Counselling guidelines of the RUB.

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Dear students,

For the student advisory services, the initial description of the problem should be made by e-mail or contact form. Advice is then given by telephone or Zoom if required.

Many greetings

Your Physics Student Advisory Service

A young woman is getting advice at the student advisory centre. Another young woman can be seen in the background.

Photo: Damian Gorczany

Information and counselling services

  • Guidance on the choice of physics as a field of study for pupils in years 10 - 12.
  • Entry counselling for pupils in year 13 and first-year students in physics.
  • Advising contact teachers on what the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy has to offer in the context of student internships and specialised theses.
Prospective students
  • Advising students on issues relating to the new (but also old) curricula and the Bachelor's and Master's examination regulations in the tiered degree programmes.
  • Advising students from other faculties about the minor in physics.
  • Advice on learning techniques and problems with study progress.
  • Advising students on changing their subject or place of study to the Ruhr-Universität and the associated recognition of prior study achievements.
  • Advice and contact mediation for the preparation of expert opinions in the context of scholarships, Bafög and stays abroad.
  • Counselling and assistance with specific problems of international students.

Further counselling services at the RUB

Central Student Advisory Service(external link)

Our Student Council(external link)

AstA service and advice(external link)

Workshops, coaching and counselling(external link)

Study progress check for students in the second semester

The offer of study progress monitoring is aimed at students in the second subject semester. With this counselling service, the faculty aims to support students in the further planning of their studies at an early stage, for example, if a compulsory module from the first semester has to be repeated in the third semester.

The counselling analyses the student's performance level and questions learning strategies, ways of working and the methodical approach in learning phases. Exam nerves and other factors such as personal circumstances, for example the financing of studies or health problems, can also be discussed. If necessary, the students receive further information on suitable contact points.

The counselling service is offered to all students in their second semester by email or letter. Appointments are made individually between the student and the student counselling service.

Please note that counselling is not compulsory, but we encourage you to take advantage of it. Of course, we also offer counselling at any other time during your studies.

Our advisors

Here you will find your contact persons. If your contact person is not available, you will find the substitution rules here.

Dr. Dirk Meyer

Dr. Dirk Meyer

Advice on Bachelor's degree programmes

NB 04/595
Tel.: +49 234 32 23198


Dr Ivonne Möller

Dr Ivonne Möller

Counselling Master of Science Physics and Doctorate

NB 02/169
Tel.: +49 234 32 29105


Dr. Marco Seiter

Dr. Marco Seiter

Counselling Teacher Training/Master of Education

NB 3/127
Phone: +49 234 32 23638



Dr Andreas Kreyßig

Dr Andreas Kreyßig

Study advisor

NB 4/130
Tel.: +49 234 32 23648


Dr Florian Feldbauer

Dr Florian Feldbauer

Consulting Master of Science Medical Physics

NB 2/134
Tel.: +49 234 32 23563


Substitution regulations for academic counselling

Here you will find our substitution regulations for our student advisory service in the event of absences.

Student groupAcademic adviserRepresentation
PupilsDr. Dirk MeyerDr Ivonne Möller
Bachelor of ScienceDr. Dirk MeyerDr Ivonne Möller
2-Subject BachelorDr. Dirk MeyerDr. Ivonne Möller

For teaching profession:
Dr. Rainer Wackermann
Teaching professionDr Rainer WackermannDr Florian Feldbauer
Master of Science Physics generalDr Ivonne MöllerDr. Dirk Meyer

Dr Andreas Kreyßig
Master of Science Physics international/IncomingsDr Andreas Kreyßig
Dr Ivonne Möller
Master of Science Medical PhysicsDr Florian FeldbauerDr Rainer Wackermann

Get in touch with us

Please note the current substitution regulations! You will not receive a notification of absence in case of absence of the advisor. 

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