You can build your support network at UU with both academic and personal support and expertise. We provide practical support within the University and can also signpost key contacts outside the University that you might find useful.
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 are hesitant about whom to contact, or want to start tackling your problems yourself, you can use the overview of questions by subject to guide you.
Do you need help making choices within your study program? Are you experiencing a study delay or are you ready for more challenges? This is your first point of contact. The tutor is a teacher from your study who usually teaches in the first year.
Student mentors are senior students who can answer questions about your studies, the university and the city of Utrecht. Not every study program uses student mentors, so ask your tutor if they are present at your study program.
You can contact your study advisor for questions about, for example, the study program, the binding study advice (BSA) and exam requirements. Also consult your study advisor with regard to personal problems that affect your studies. You can find the consultation hours of the study advisers in the study guide and under "supervision and advice" within your study program.
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.
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.
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.
Platform Unhindered Studying 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.