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UvA Psychologists

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Are stress or mental health problems interfering with your studies? The UvA's psychologists can offer various types of support such as groups, workshops, courses or consultations.Contact us
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The UvA’s psychologists offer short-term help for study-related problems, such as lack of motivation or concentration, procrastination, stress, anxiety, fear of failure, and studying with AD(H)D or ASD. They can also help with personal issues that are interfering with your studies, such as depression, worrying, family problems, grief and loss, difficulty making or maintaining connections, insecurity and negative self-image.

Psychological services for students

The psychologists offer various sessions and workshops, from a short online session to address stress-related complaints to a more intensive group module lasting several weeks. Find out which support options are best for you here.

Walk-in group sessions (weekly) 

Easily accessible, with no waiting list. You can take part once or attend multiple times. 

  • Stress relief - Dealing with difficult thoughts (online, 60 minutes)
  • Stress relief - Mindfulness and relaxation exercises (online, 30 minutes)
  • Social blues (on campus, 2 hours) 

For more information, go to the Psychological guidance session of the Training, workshops and groups page.

Group modules

Training courses with multiple group sessions, spread across several weeks. Online or at the Roeterseilandcampus.

  • Managing stress
  • Dealing with fear of public speaking
  • Mindfulness training
  • Studying with AD(H)D
  • Emotion regulation group
  • Dealing with grief and loss
  • Study Motivation

For more information, go to the Psychological guidance session of the Training, workshops and groups page. Are you unsure whether you want to take part in a group module? Do you have other questions? Please send an email to the UvA's psychologists at training-sts@uva.nlExternal link.

Individual consultation sessions

Not sure if any of our groups address your complaints? Make an appointment for a one-on-one session with a UvA psychologist. You will work together for 15 minutes, to evaluate your problems and determine which type of support would be the best fit. This could be having a series of one-on-one sessions with one of our psychologists, or taking part in a group after all.

We offer both online and in-person sessions. If you need another type of support than what we offer, we will give you a referral to the right source of help. To make an individual appointment click 'Online consultation' under 'Contact' below.

Urgent, serious or long-term complaints: see your GP

  • If you have health problems or are dealing with serious, long-term complaints, it is better to see your GP. They will then refer you elsewhere if necessary.
  • If you are in urgent need of help, contact your GP or the UvA’s GP practiceExternal link: +31 (0)20 525 2878.
  • If you are having suicidal thoughts, seek help at www.113.nl/englishExternal link (the suicide prevention website) or call 113 or 0800-0113. If you are not in the Netherlands, you can use the 113 chat service.


UvA's psychologists

You can turn to the UvA’s student psychologists for help with study-related problems or personal issues interfering with your studies. You do not need a referral from your GP. For an overview of our workshops and groups go to Psychological guidance on the Training, workshops and groups page.

Contact details