Are you having problems related to your studies? Do you need advice or counselling for personal problems? Would you like to discuss your options in the labour market? There are a number of UvA counselors that can provide you with support, advice and information. See the overview below.
If you are hesitant about who to contact, or if you want to start tackling problems by yourself, you can use the overview at the bottom of this page to find guidance per topic.
You can contact the Education Desk of your study programme with questions regarding your course registration or your study programme, but also to arrange an official grade transcript.
Information and contact details of Education Desks can be found on the page of your student site:
Select your study programme
Click on ‘Contact’ for contact details of the Education Desk
Every study programme has a Study Adviser who is fully informed about the programme’s curriculum. The Study Adviser can answer your questions about the programme’s content and provide support or recommendations for your study planning.
In case you have personal problems - which may lead to study delay - it is necessary to discuss the matter with your Study Adviser.
Information and contact details of Study Advisers can be found on the page of your student site:
Select your study programme
Click on ‘A-Z’ in the navigation bar
Click on ‘Study Advisers’ and follow the steps given on the page
In some cases you may want to consult someone who is not related to your specific study programme’s curriculum. 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.
The Central Student Service Desk provides general information about studying at the UvA, such as information about registration, admission, tuition fees, student finance, grants and loans, student life, housing, studying abroad and much more.
Student counsellors provide advice and support to students who have suffered a serious study delay or have special circumstances that influence their study progress. Circumstances are for example top-class athletics, a disability for which you need specific adaptations to enable studying, illness, pregnancy or parenthood and family circumstances (e.g. informal caregiving). Everything that is discussed with the student counsellor is confidential.
Your Study Adviser can refer you to a Student Counsellor in case you have personal problems, which may lead to study delay. However, you can also contact a student counsellor on your own initiative.
The UvA Students Careers Center of the UvA offers professional guidance to prospective students, current students and recent graduates at key moments in their (academic) career. The career advisers are available to discuss your career options, choices and applications. The Student Careers Center also offers various workshops and information sessions about career subjects. Read more on Student Careers Services.