Contact with a Student counsellor

for information, advice and support

Student counsellors are there for students requiring advice and information of a more complex nature. Either you will be referred to a Student Counsellor (for example by the Student Service Desk, or a Sudy adviser), or you can contact us on your own initiative.

Consultations with the Student Counsellors are free of charge.

Phone hours

If you do not know if you need to make an appointment, you can call us first. Current or prospective students who have quick queries or urgent matters can call a Student counsellor during phone hours:

  • Tuesday to Friday from 9:00-10:00
  • Phone: +31-(0)20-525 1401

Digital Student Service Desk

If you are not able to call during phone hours or visit us during office hours, you can also ask your question through the Digital Student Service Desk.

Regular appointment

  • Scroll to the Student counsellor of your faculty. The faculty is mentioned after the Student counsellor’s name.
  • Current (registered) UvA students can make an appointment (of a maximum of 30 minutes) with a Student counsellor. If you have been referred, for example by your Study advisor or the Student Service Desk, you can make an appointment via the link below.
  • Appointments are not without obligation, we would like to ask you not to let the Student counsellor wait for you in vain.
  • If you are unable to attend, you can cancel it yourself (up to 24 hours before the appointment) via the link in the confirmation email.
  • If the appointment is scheduled within 24 hours, please cancel your appointment by phone, through the Student Service Desk on +31 (0) 20 525 1401.

Directions to REC-C1.01 (via REC-A)

Student counsellors hold office at the Roeterseiland Campus. Appointments take place in building REC-A, on the first floor, in room C1.01.

Taking the stairs

  1. Take the entrance at REC-A (Nieuwe Achtergracht 166), into the hall
  2. Take the stairs on your left to the 1st floor
  3. Go to the right, through the door
  4. Go diagonally to the left and enter the corridor
  5. You are now at the waiting room of REC-C1.01 of UvA Student Services
  6. Please take a seat, you will be picked up there.

Taking the elevator

  1. Take the entrance at REC-A (Nieuwe Achtergracht 166), into the hall
  2. Go to the left, walk past the stairs, and go left again
  3. Take the elevator to the 1st floor
  4. From the elevator, turn right and go through the door
  5. Turn right again and walk into the hallway
  6. You are now at the waiting room REC-C1.01 of UvA Student Services
  7. Please take a seat, you will be picked up there.

Entrance REC-A

  • Roeterseilandcampus - building A

    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166 | 1018 WV Amsterdam
    +31 (0)20 525 5340

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National holidays

The UvA is closed on national holidays and during Christmas week/New Year's Eve. For an overview, follow the link below.

Published by  Studenten Services

25 January 2018