A student counsellor can offer information, advice and guidance to assist you with your academic career or personal circumstances. The student counsellor will sit down with you to identify possible solutions and actions to improve your personal performance and academic progress.
What can a student counsellor do for you?
Occasionally, you may run into problems and get stuck – whether in your personal life or in your studies. It's good to know you can discuss any problems with a student counsellor.
Special provisions and facilities
A student counsellor can help you apply for special provisions and facilities. For example, relating to exams, student grants and loans, or in the event of a probable negative binding study advice.
Act in time
If you're having problems, it's crucial to take action in time. During a first meeting with a student counsellor, we make an inventory of your question or problem, discuss it and make a follow-up appointment if more time is needed. Click on the contact information button below to see the consultation hours for your study location.
Student counsellors are available for students already enrolled at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. Prospective students can send a question to the international office.
Which issues can you discuss with a student counsellor?
- Studying with a disability or chronic illness
- Falling behind due to personal problems
(illness, mental health issues, family circumstances, relationship problems, …)
- Top-level sports
- Study stress
- Binding (negative) advice regarding continuation of studies (BSA)
- Choice of study
(doubts regarding your choice of degree programme, reorientation, switching to a different programme, enrolling in a second programme, pursuing a university degree, labour market perspectives).
- Financial affairs relating to your studies
(student grants and loans, Administrative Body Membership Grant, financial problems, …)
- Complaints, objections and appeals
- Legislation and regulations(opens in new window)
(Students' Charter, Teaching and Examination Regulations, Regulations concerning undesirable conduct, Student Finance Act).
Other forms of assistance
Dyslexia and additional time on tests / larger exam forms
Submit as soon as possible an application through the Digital Service Point(opens in new window). More information on Studying with a disability.