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General information

The Student Desk is the first port of call for all Master's students of the Faculty of Science

Practical details

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
  • Graduation
  • Organisation of Graduation Ceremonies



The Student Information Point (STIP) is the first point of contact for students and interested others. It is the place to go with questions about your (future) degree programme at the Graduate School of Teaching.


Telephone number: +31 (0)30 2534949
Mondays through Fridays: 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. and 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m.
Please note: The Student Information Point is closed between 30 July and 17 August. You can still reach us by telephone between 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

Information Desk

Sjoerd Groenmangebouw, Padualaan 14, Ground floor
Opening hours: Mondays through Fridays, 11.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
Please note: The Student Information Point is closed between 30 July and 17 August. You can still reach us by telephone between 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.


Please fill out the questionnaire.

The tutor can help you to discuss the planning of your courses in the programme and to monitor study progress. Especially in the first year, the tutor is available for questions regarding:

  • The contents and the level of the Master’s programme
  • Study progress (results, difficulty, changes)
  • The options and choices you have to make within the Master’s programme
  • Exam requirements and curriculum planning

The tutor will invite you twice (October and February) to discuss your study programme and study progress. On request the tutor can help you find the way to the study advisor, student counsellor, etc.

Within the programme SEC, drs. Liesbeth de Bakkerdr. ir. Astrid Bulte, dr. Michiel Doorman,  dr. Gjalt Prinsdr. Elwin Savelsbergh, dr. Roald Verhoeff, and dr. Ralph Meulenbroeks are tutors. You can find your tutor in Osiris

The Study Advisors can help you with questions about admission and enrolment, exam requirements and complex curriculum planning, exemptions, attending courses at other universities (in the Netherlands or abroad), studying with a handicap or disability, ending your studies and termination of enrolment.

You can also contact a study advisor if you have study-related problems, such as lack of motivation, study delay, illness, conflicts with lecturers or other employees of Utrecht University, and other circumstances that could impede the progress of your studies.


  • Walk-in-hours for short questions: Monday from 2 to 4 pm, Sjoerd Groenman building, room A0.04, Padualaan 14.
  • Telephone: +31(0)30 253 7230, Wednesday from 2 to 4 pm.
  • Individual appointment (30 minutes): make an appointment via the Student Information Point (STIP).
  • Email:

View the contact details of the Study Advisors of the Graduate School of Teaching: Alice Bor and Janneke Nolles

Responsibilities and tasks of the Board of Examiners
There is one Board of Examiners for all teacher training courses at Utrecht University, the Board of Examiners of the Graduate School of Teaching.

The responsibilities and tasks of the Board of Examiners are laid down in the Higher Education and Scientific Research Act (Wet op het hoger onderwijs en wetenschappelijk onderzoek).

Composition of the Board of Examiners

  • Prof. Dr R. (Rick) de Graaff (Chair)
  • Dr. B. (Bouke) van Gorp
  • Dr. Y. (Yolanda) Grift
  • Prof. Dr A.A.M. (Bart) Besamusca
  • Drs. G.J. (Gerrit Jan) Koopman
  • Prof. Dr W. (Wouter) van Joolingen

The Board of Examiners is supported by Secretary R. (Rianne) den Adel MSc.

Submit a request
Requests to the Board of Examiners for (exemptions and approval of courses, etc.) can be sent by e-mail:

For some requests certified documents must be submitted. Submit these documents to the FSW Study Information Desk or send them to the following address:

Faculteit Sociale Wetenschappen
T.a.v. Examencommissie GST
Padualaan 14
3584 CH Utrecht, the Netherlands

The Board of Examiners will decide on the request within a six-week period, calculated from the date when the application is fully received.

Before submitting a request to the Board of Examiners, you might first like to discuss what the options are within your programme. If you have any questions, please contact your mentor or the Study Advisor:

If you have questions about graduating, the administrative aspects of the examination process and the graduation ceremonies, please contact the Examinations Office of the Faculty of Social Sciences:

The Degree Programme Advisory Committee provides the Board of Studies with both solicited and unsolicited advice regarding the Master's programmes and minor programmes. The Degree Programme Advisory Committee advises with regard to quality, organisation and policy. The focus is mainly on the annual update of the Education and Examination Regulations (OER) and course assessments.

All GST courses are evaluated by a group of lecturers and students based on surveys that are distributed to all participants. The results of those evaluations are public and will be used during the development of a future version of the course.

On the Committee, a total of fourteen lecturers and students represent the various degree programmes within GST (the one- and two-year alpha/beta/gamma Master's and the minor in Education).

The lecturers who are currently members of the Degree Programme Advisory Committee are:

The student members for 2018-2019 are:

  • Lotte Walstra (alfa)
  • Miranda Renders (alfa)
  • Brechtje Anthonissen (beta)
  • Koen van Asseldonk (beta)
  • Maril de Man (gamma)
  • Selma Bleijenberg (gamma)
  • Kirsten van Eck (minor in Education)

The student members can be reached by mail:

Marijn Smeets (FSW Education and Student Affairs) supports the Degree Programme Advisory Committee as Official Secretary.

UU- services:

Student Services provides information about studying and student life, regarding admission, enrolment, tuition fees, grants, student organisations, career orientation and studying abroad. Contact Student Services.

The Skills Lab is there to help you if you'd like to know more about developing your academic skills or if you encounter any problem during your studies. We try to map out as clearly as possible what's on offer in terms of trainings, workshops, classes, individual guidance and tools. 

The Facilities Service Centre (FSC) is responsible for providing facility services at Utrecht University, such as catering, room hire, cleaning, waste removal, post and transport, building care and maintenance.

The FSC report form (in Dutch) can be used for all reports relating to facilities.

Contact details
FSC Reporting Centre
Address: Marinus Ruppert Building, Leuvenlaan 19, De Uithof
Tel. +31 (0)30 253 9595
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8.00 - 16.30
FSC report form


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