Who to contact
Are you having problems with or related to your studies? Do you need advice or counselling for personal problems? There are a number of counsellors within your study programme who can give educational guidance. See the page of your study programme for more specific information. Utrecht University has even more counsellors who can help you. See the overview below.
If you have questions concerning the choice and planning of your study, about the academic skills, about the rules and regulations of the study or you have other issues (be they private or not), you can contact a study advisor.
The study advisors can guide and advise you on your study (choice) and setting up an academic plan. They can help you find your way through the countless amenities Utrecht University offers.
If you encounter a delay in your academic progress, through e.g. illness, special circumstances or family circumstances, you are to report this as soon as possible.
We can be reached by:
Phone: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 11:00 - 12:00.
+31 (0)30 253 4070.
Walk-in hour: Wednesday and Thursday 09:30 - 10:30
Friday 13:00 – 14:00
On Thursday 30 November the phone and walk-in hours of the study advisors will be cancelled.
Additional walk-in hours for students seeking to get their study plan approved for studying abroad: every Tuesday from 16:00 to 17:00.
Adam Smith Hall, room 0.20
Appointments can be booked online and will take place in the Adam Smith Hall, ground floor (take a seat at the green sofa near room 0.17) or via Microsoft Teams (install the app and login with your UU email address). It's always possible to have the appointment via Teams. Leave a remark in the comment field in case you prefer an online meeting instead of an ‘On Campus’ appointment.
Sometimes the confirmation of the booked appointment turns up in your spam box!
Please check your student email, Blackboard and Corona and Education regularly for updates regarding your studies.
Contact Information Study Advisors
- Mr. Drs. Huub Klein Schiphorst
- Ms. Drs. Janneke Nolles
- Ms. Sahra Farah
- Ms. Caroline van den Braak
Adam Smith Hall
3584 EC Utrecht
Please know that UU offers more forms of support. You can read about this on the 'Who to contact?'-page.
The Bachelor of Economics and Business Economics and the Economics Master's programmes have the same Board of Examiners.
The Board of Examiners treats requests concerning the following subjects:
- Special arrangements that are necessary due to illness
- Latest course amenities
- (Prolongation of) validity of exams
- (Approval of) electives outside the programme
- Incorporation of courses for the purpose of exchange programmes
- Terms and declarations of graduation
- Accreditation of Cum Laude
- Graduation ceremonies
The Board of Examiners is bound by law to respond to requests within six weeks. Ordinarily requests are handled within two weeks and only written requests (preferably by email) will be taken into consideration.
Please make sure your request to the Board of Examiners bears your name and student number.
Contact Information Board of Examiners
Address: Adam Smith Hall (International Campus Utrecht), Kriekenpitplein 21-22, 3584 EC Utrecht, the Netherlands
Members of the Board of Examiners
- Peter-Jan Engelen (Chair)
- Peter van der Meer (Member)
- Annette van den Berg (Chair test committee and member)
- Ulrich Zierahn-Weilage (Member test committee)
- Marlies van Beek (External member)
- Tim Jenner (Secretary)
- Nicole Visser (Support officer)
If you have a disability or chronic illness, Utrecht University will support you as much as possible in order to ensure that you complete your degree programme successfully. Examples of a disability / chronic illness include:
- visual, auditory or motor impairments;
- ADD / ADHD;
- an autistic spectrum disorder;
- chronic and psychological disorders (e.g. chronic depression, Crohn’s disease, diabetes, asthma, rheumatism etc.).
How to request special facilities?
You can submit a request for special facilities via OSIRIS Student (tab Cases > Application for special facilities). An example of a special facility is extra time when sitting exams.
After you have opened your case in Osiris, you will receive a confirmation and the possibility to arrange a meeting with one of the study advisors.
What kind of support does the university offer?
The study advisor can provide you with the exact details of the options available to you. These will be laid down in a contract.
If you are delayed in your studies as a consequence of circumstances beyond your control (e.g. disability), you may be eligible for financial support.
Further information about support can be found on the Studying with a disability page.
Studying without Limitations is a peer to peer group for students with a disability. The members of the Platform are experts by experience, and are happy to share their knowledge with you.
The Integrity Counselor is there for all employees and students of the Faculty who have questions or dilemmas or want to discuss situations in the field of integrity, academic dishonesty in various issues for example in education, in research, in collaboration with external partners etc. The contact person is an independent, confidential and low-threshold sparring partner for a collegial discussion of questions and dilemmas. The counsellor is obliged to observe secrecy about what has become known to them in that capacity.
Integrity Counsellor REBO: dr. Inge Claringbould (I.E.C.Claringbould@uu.nl)
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.