• Do you have a short question? Or do you have doubts whether an appointment with the student psychologists or a recommendation from your general practitioner is more fitting? Than please book an appointment for a short screening (‘Spreekuur’, 15 minutes, free of charge) with the student psychologists. (Pay attention: This appointment is not a replacement for a regular intake.)

    Furthermore, you can use the online modules of Caring Universities to actively deal with stress or mood complaints.

    During these complex times you can experience negative feelings, stress, anxiety and difficulty with structuring your daily live. If you want to get started with this, you can find some links for help in Corona times here

    In all cases, including urgent situations, you can contact your general practitioner. Appointments with a general practitioner are often available on short notice.

    Are you thinking about suicide? Or, are you worried about someone with suicidal thoughts? Talk about it. Call 0800-0113 or chat via 113.nl. Open 24/7, anonymous and confidential.

Intake appointments with the student psychologists are possible both face to face (at the Bestuursgebouw) as online by videocalls. You can schedule an intake appointment by using the calendar at the bottom of this page. The option ‘Intake’ means your appointment will be face to face. The option ‘Intake videochat’ means that your appointment will be online by videocall.

The short screening appointments are always by videocall. You can book a short screening appointment by choosing the option ‘Spreekuur’ in the calendar at the bottom of this page.

What do the student psychologists do?

Student psychologists offer (short-term) help and treatment for study-related or personal problems.

For who?

All students at Utrecht University and students at the University of Humanistic Studies. For international students Utrecht University's student psychologists work closely with the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. Read more information here and book an appointment.

How to book an appointment?

You can schedule an intake appointment in the calendar below. During the introductory meeting, the Student Psychologist will investigate your problem. This will involve focusing on your personal background. Sometimes that initial meeting will be sufficient, sometimes more sessions will be required. Depending on what is discussed during the initial meeting, there are a few options:

  • The student psychologist may recommend a series of individual meetings, with the aim of further clarifying your problem and identifying the best approaches to address it. The student psychologists work according to a short-term support model. In general, a series will involve no more than five meetings. The meetings are strictly confidential and free of charge.
  • You may also receive a referral to another professional or appropriate institution - within or outside the university - for further assistance.
  • You may be referred to a group-training session organised by the student psychologists.

If you are referred to a professional or institution outside the university, your general practitioner (GP) will need write you a formal referral. It is important that you are registered with a GP in the Netherlands. The student psychologists offer help in finding a suitable place for you to be referred to.

What are the costs?

The cost of an intake appointment is 25 euros. After this initial appointment, any further appointments are free of charge. We accept payment through Ideal or creditcard. Please note: the fee is non-refundable, unless there is a valid reason for cancellation. If you do have to cancel your appointment, please contact Student Services, preferably at least 24 hours in advance.

No data available?

Sometimes there are no open slots for intake appointments. The student psychologists try to make new slots available every week, so make sure to check our website regularly.  

In case of emergency we strongly advise you to contact your general practitioner. Your GP usually has time to see you at short notice.