Academic study advisers are at the ready to answer questions about your (choice of) studies, study plan, or personal circumstances (that have an impact on your studies). All consultations with academic study advisers are confidential.
How should you prepare for a consultation with an academic study adviser?
The more well-prepared you are for a consultation with an academic study adviser, the more efficiently and effectively the study adviser will be able to help you. The A-Z list and the course catalogue provide a great deal of information; look there first before contacting a study adviser.
In order to make the most of your time with a study adviser, be sure to read all rules and regulations concerning your question, as well as information available on the law school and university websites. Check the Academic A to Z page for answers to frequently asked questions and common academic problems.
Heleen van Galen
Scientific Excellence Programme
Irene ter Stege
Anouk Oude Hergelink
Career counselling (no individual study counselling)
You can in some cases approach a UvA Student Counsellor directly, or you may be referred to one by a study adviser. Student Counsellors also provide training and workshops on various topics, e.g. starting a thesis, study skills, time management and applying for scholarships. Please note that expenses may be involved.
Students confronted with problems of a psychological nature can request the help of a Student Psychologist.
UvA Career Services
UvA Career Services is a valuable source of information on preparing for and finding your way on the jobs or PhD market. UvA Career Services also organises various courses including a job interview training session and a workshop on Psychological Research.