The student counsellor supports UvA students with advice and information. Everything that is discussed with the student counsellor is confidential.
A student counsellor supports, provides advice and informs students. You can ask questions or have problems that are not directly related to the curriculum (the content of your study programme), but to you as a person. Consultations with a student counsellor are confidential.
If you have questions about the timetable or your study planning, you can make an appointment with your study adviser. In case you have personal problems - which may lead to study delay - it is necessary to discuss the matter with your study adviser as soon as possible. Your study adviser can refer you to a student counsellor.
You don’t need to have a study adviser’s referral, though, as you can also contact a student counsellor directly.
There may be special circumstances that influence your study progress, regardless of whether you have yet to start your study programme or have been studying for a while now. In case of these circumstances you can, if you need or want to, talk to a student counsellor confidentially. 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).
You can contact a student counsellor for assistance with applying for several facilities. A student counsellor can help you with:
Contact or book an appointment to get help from a student counsellor early to maximise the chances that the student counsellor will be able help you. Consultations with the student counsellor are free of charge.