The overview below can help you on your way if you are looking for available solutions for your problem and who you can turn to for advice.

Study tips and workshops

To study efficiently, you need a number of skills: for example, how to make a good study plan, how to cope with a large amount of prescribed reading, how to prepare for classes and how to best prepare for exams. We have put together some study tips and useful links and offer a number of workshops (in Dutch) which can help you to improve your study skills.

Study delay

If you experience a delay in study progress or if it looks like you might do experince such a delay Iit is important that you get in touch with the Study Advisor on time. The Study Advisor can tell you what the delay means for you in your specific situation and whether there is anything the university can do to help you.

Studying and personal problems

There is an art to studying. To do it well requires a number of skills. The university offers study tips and several workshops (in Dutch) which can help you study more efficiently.
Are you experiencing personal problems? You can also make an
appointment to see the Student Psychologist.

Useful links about dealing with procrastination and tackling stress:

Disability and chronic illness

If you have a disability or chronic illness, you can request certain special facilities to support you in your studies. Here are some examples of disabilities or chronic illnesses where this is relevant:

  • Visual, auditory or motor impairments
  • Dyslexia
  • Chronic ilnesses and mental health difficulties (e.g depression, autism, ADHD, Crohns disease, diabetes, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, ME/CFS, RSI/CANS, etc.)

Contact your Study Advisor to discuss your situation and consider whether and, if so, what support is available for you. These forms of support available may differ from those available to you in secondary school. If you have a medical statement, please bring this with you to your appointment with the Study Advisor. The agreements made during the appointment will be set down in a contract.

More information is available in the brochure ‘Studying with a Disability at Utrecht University’.

Athletes

Utrecht University has special arrangements for students who also compete in top-level sports. This includes academic as well as financial arrangements. Only students who have an acknowledged NOC*NSF status or a Regio-1 status awarded by Vereniging Sport Utrecht are eligible for this kind or support. Read more on the Athletes page.

Perspective on the labour market

Are you applying for a job soon or trying to find your way in the job market? On the page Career Services you can find more information.

For more information about your Tutor, Mentor (if available) and Study Advisor: see the web pages of your programme.