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Study advisers

Social Sciences

If you have questions about your study planning, have doubts about your study choice or have suffered a study delay due to illness or personal circumstances, you can visit the study adviser.

Questions?

For simple questions please visit the Education Desk Social Sciences or send an email.

When to contact your study adviser

Students can consult their study adviser about:

  • Information regarding (possibilities within) the study programme
  • Study plan, for instance in case of electives, internship, thesis problems, delays in their studies or graduation
  • Complaints about the study programme, lecturers etc.
  • Reference to lecturers, thesis supervisors, committees and organisations within or outside the faculty
  • Their personal situation, for instance when combining studies with top-class sport or a job or when struggling with a handicap, illness or other personal/family circumstances etc.
  • Doubts about their study track and/or a (temporary) break or change of their studies

Availability study advisers

  • The study advisers are available via e-mail (see contact details below);
  • Appointments will take place via Skype, Zoom, phone or email (in consultation with the study adviser);

How to contact a study adviser

Please select your programme from the list below for contact details.

  • Bachelor's in Political Science

    Ms Grace Coert, Ms Bianca de Groot and Ms Florien Pals are the study advisers of the Bachelor's programme in Political Science.

    Question?

    • Every Tuesday between 11h00 and 13h00 there are walk-in consultation hours for short questions. Until further notice, these walk-in consultation hours take place by phone or via Zoom (so not on campus). You can call the Education Desk on (0031)(0)20-525 3777, the study adviser will call you back or send you a Zoom link.
    • Or send an e-mail to: studyadviser-pol@uva.nl. We'll try to respond within five working days, but it could last longer during busy periods.

    Appointment

    • Students can make a personal appointment online. An appointment is set for twenty minutes.
  • Bachelor's in Interdisciplinaire sociale wetenschap (NL)

    Fleur Kruijsdijk and Nicole Thijssens are the study advisers of the Dutch Bachelor’s programme in Interdisciplinaire sociale wetenschap. They are also study advisers for the Minor programmes:

    • Global Migration
    • Global Health Care and Society
    • Society and Urban studies

    Question?

    • For questions about the programme, your course registration or other administrative issues, please contact the Education Desk Social Sciences first.
    • Or send an e-mail to: studieadviseur-isw@uva.nl. We'll try to respond within five working days, but it could last longer during busy periods.

    Appointment

    • Students can make a personal appointment online. An appointment is set for twenty minutes.
  • Bachelor's in Sociale geografie en Planologie (NL)

    Marloes van der Winkel and Jan Stammes are the study advisers of the Dutch Bachelor’s programme in Sociale geografie en Planologie. They are also study advisers for the Minor programmes:

    • International Developement Studies
    • Human Geografie
    • Urban Planning

    Question?

    • For questions about the programme, your course registration or other administrative issues, please contact the Education Desk Social Sciences first.
    • Or send an e-mail to: studieadviseur-sgpl@uva.nl. We'll try to respond within five working days, but it could last longer during busy periods.

    Appointment

    • Students can make a personal appointment online. An appointment is set for twenty minutes.
  • Bachelor's in Sociology

    Ms. Jante Volger is the study adviser of the Bachelor's programme in Sociology.

    Questions?

    For questions about the programme, your course registration or other administrative issues, please contact the Education Desk Social Sciences first.

    Appointment

    Appointment hours of Jante Volger:

    - Mondays (10.30-13.00)
    - Wednesdays (10.30-13.00)
    - Thursdays  (10.30-13.00)

    Students can make a personal appointment online. An appointment is set for twenty minutes.

  • Master's in Conflict Resolution and Governance

    Ms. Silvia Hamersma is the study adviser and programme co-ordinator in the Master’s programme Political Science (all tracks) and Conflict Resolution and Governance.

    Question?

    Appointment

    • Students can make a personal appointment online. An appointment is set for thirty minutes.
  • Master's in Medical Anthropology and Sociology

    Ms Iti Westra is the study adviser of the Master's programme in Medical Anthropology and Sociology.

    Questions?

    For questions about the programme, your course registration or other administrative issues, please contact the Education Desk Social Sciences first.

    Appointment 

    • Personal appointment hours: Tuesdays (9:00-11:00)
    • You can make an appointment online
  • Master's in Political Science

    Ms. Silvia Hamersma is the study adviser and programme co-ordinator in the Master’s programme Political Science (all tracks) and Conflict Resolution and Governance.

    Questions?

    Appointments 

    • Students can make a personal appointment online. An appointment is set for thirty minutes.
  • Master's in Sociology

    Ms. Marieke van Leeuwen is the study adviser of the Master’s programme in Sociology.

    Questions

    For questions, please contact the Education Desk Social Sciences first.

    Appointment

    • Personal appointment hours:
      • Tuesday by phone (13:00-15:00)
      • Friday on campus (13:00 – 15:00)
    • You can make an appointment online