Due to increased measures by the government, the UU’s student psychologists have decided to take responsibility with regards to the health of their students and personnel. Therefore, the Executive Board of the UU have decided that all face-to-face meetings in the upcoming weeks are to be cancelled.
What does this mean for you?
All planned individual therapy sessions will take place via telephone or a video chat service.
If you have an appointment planned with one of the student psychologists, we ask you not to come to the Bestuursgebouw. Your therapist will call you at the scheduled appointment time or will contact you via email to make other arrangements.
Planned intake meetings will continue as planned, via telephone or videochat. You will be called at the scheduled appointment time or will be contacted via email to make other arrangements.
Most of our personnel will work form home, be aware that chances are high that you will be called by an anonymous telephone number.
What do the student psychologists do?
Student psychologists offer (short-term) help and treatment for study-related or personal problems.
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, Paypal 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.