Schedule an appointment with Student Psychologist

  • 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, here you can find information about wellbeing.

    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 Open 24/7, anonymous and confidential.

Student counselling is online, counselling on location remains possible for vulnerable students for whom online counselling is not possible. If you are eligible for this, thecounsellor will contact you about this. You can also ask your counsellor about this.

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
At the moment there is a problem with the payment system which is causing the payment request to be delayed.

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.