Have you run into a dead end in your academic progress or are you experiencing problems of a more personal nature? You do not have to tackle your issues on your own. Utrecht University has many members of staff who can assist and advise you. The University has a variety of specialized counsellors that you can contact.
The Student Desk is the first port of call for all Master's students of the Faculty of Science
- Opening times Monday through Friday: 10.00-13.30 hours or make an appointment.
- Telephone Monday through Friday: 9.00 -16.00 hours: +31 30 253 5555
Location 1st floor in the main hall of the Minnaert building, room 1.20
Key tasks of the Student Desk are:
- Course registration
- Course planning (classes and exam dates and locations)
- Result registration in OSIRIS
- Administration of Application and Assessment Forms for Research Projects
- Student Academic Progress Report
- Organisation of Graduation Ceremonies
Study Advisors can advise you when you need advice with regard to your study programme, planning, and regulations concerning examinations. The Study Advisor is also available for consultations concerning personal matters, such as disability and family circumstances, which may affect your academic progress.
For advice about international exchange and studying abroad, please visit the Facultary Exchange Coordinator at the Facultary International Office.
The study advisor for Nanomaterials Science is Lauw Klaassen. His contact details are listed below.
Location: Minnaert building, kamer 1.06
Phone number: 030-2533794
Lauw is present on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. You can make an appointment with him via the online agenda:
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.
Student services provides information about studying and student life, such as information about admissions, registration, tuition fees, student finance, administrative grants, career orientation, student organisations and studying abroad.
Student psychologists can help you to solve study-related problems and to address personal problems. Read more information here and book an appointment.
Student Counsellors provide advice and support to students who have suffered a serious study delay or are threatening to fall behind. Possible reasons could be a disability or chronic illness, membership of a board of a student organisation or participation in sports at an international level.
The Study Advisor or your Tutor can refer you to a Student Counsellor if you wish to terminate your enrolment due to illness or exceptional family circumstances, if you face financial problems or if you wish to make use of the university schemes offering financial support.
To schedule an appointment, contact Student Services.
Skills Lab - the gateway to your academic development- is an accessible service desk where UU students can get a clear idea of what courses, workshops, individual tutoring, electronic tools, etc. are available to them. Much is available, but this wealth or resources can be hard to find and access for students with specific questions. We can show students where to go to improve any skill, be it writing, presentation, studying, or job-hunting.
You can visit the Career Officer to discuss your options in the labour market. The Career Officer is fully informed about the labour market for university graduates and can also help you decide which career to choose. The Career Officer can also provide a career training and check your application letter and CV. Read more on Career Services.
Studying without Limitations is a platform for and by students with a disability. Besides involvement in policy decisions and providing information they also offer guidance for students with a disability such as dyslexia, AD(H)D, autism and so on. Do you want more information, or would you like to have a buddy for extra support or guidance regarding your study or themes outside your study such as in living, working and going out? Then perhaps our buddy programme is something for you.