Are you having problems with or related to your studies? Do you need advice or counselling for personal problems? See the overview page on this website: Practical Information > Advising and counselling.

Do you want more information about your study choice? Or do you need a step by step plan to find the academic programme that best suits you? 

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Are you unclear on what kind of job will suit you, what you are passionate about, or what is possible with your educational background?

Do you want an individual session to talk about your master's programme orientation? 

  • Do you feel that stress is bothering you more than is good for you?
  • Do you think you should do something about it?

Student Services is offering a 2 session workshop about stress management for international students. 

Costs: free of charge

Length and frequency

  • two sessions of 2 hours

Brief content of the workshop

This workshop is based on both mindfulness and  cognitive/behavioral therapy. During the mindfulness exercises you practice to focus your attention. This will help you to be aware of what is going on in each moment and to relax obsessive thinking.  In this way you can gain a broader and more accepting view on your thoughts and feelings. Skills in constructive thinking will help you to identify unrealistic and unhelpful thoughts. In this workshop you will practice to change them into thoughts that are more realistic and beneficial for you.

  • During the workshop we exchange experiences to also learn from each other. You are expected to do some homework between the two sessions, which takes about 30-45 minutes daily.

Course provider: Student Services

When: These two sessions will probably be given somewhere in the beginning of 2019. You have to attend both sessions.


  • This workshop is open to international students at Utrecht University. To apply use the form in this link,
  • The workshop will be guided in English by Jacky Limvers and Jerre Mijnarends (from Advising and Counselling).

Do you have any questions? Please contact Jacky Limvers,

An overview of Dutch workshops can be found here