Support, Wellbeing and Advice

Various support staff are available at Utrecht University to help you with any questions, support or tailored advice related to your degree that you may need during your studies.

Programme-specific questions

Within your programme you may turn to the following people for advise:

  • Programme Coordinator: this is your first contact within the Master’s programme for questions related to the programme's contents. 
  • Tutor:  for questions relating to the contents of the programme. 
  • Study Advisor: for complex questions or problems relating to study choices, planning and progress.
  • International Office: for questions regarding enrollment in extra courses abroad.
  • Career Officer: for information about your career, future possibilities as well as relevant workshops and help with job applications.
  • Student Information Desk Humanities: for more practical questions related to your programme.

Support with personal problems

The UU offers all kinds of support in the field of wellbeing:

  • Wellbeing Trainers Humanities: for workshops to help you cope with performance pressure, learning to study, making choices, setting priorities and graduation.
  • Student psychologist: support in solving personal problems that stand in the way of your study progress.
  • Skill's Lab: workshops, courses and guidance regarding writing, studying and other academic skills.
  • Caring Universities: free online services to improve your mental wellbeing.
  • Wellbeing Week: twice a year we organise a week of free (online) activities around wellbeing (in May and November).
  • Events

    • 21 Days Mindful Mornings Challenge

      Have you always wanted to make a habit of meditating? In this challenge, start meditating online every morning from 09:00 - 09:15 under the guidance of UU coaches.
    • Wellbeing Week(s)

      Next autumn the eighth edition of Wellbeing Week will take place, full of activities and workshops for your wellbeing. This edition is spread over 2 weeks!
    • Workshop Autonomie Duurzaam Eigen Maken (Dutch)

      In the five sessions of ‘Autonomie Duurzaam Eigen Maken’, you will learn how to develop a stance of your own in a sustainable and lasting way. This workshop is open and free for all UU students.
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Questions not related to your study programme

In some cases you may want to consult someone who is not related to your specific study programme. For example, if you fall behind due to extenuating circumstances or mental health issues, and it is not possible to correct this through an adjustment in your programme. If this is the case, you may use the contacts mentioned below.

We have put together some study tips and useful links and offer a number of workshops which can help you to improve your study skills.