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Contact with a Student counsellor

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 Central Student Service Desk, or a Study adviser), or you can contact us on your own initiative.

Consultations with Student counsellors are free of charge.

Phone hours

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

If you cannot call between 09.00 and 10.00 and you do not know whether you should make an appointment, you can ask the Central Student Service Desk. You can call them on all working days between 09.00 and 17.00 on +31 (0)20 525 1401.

Regular appointment

How do you make an appointment with a Student counsellor?

  • 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 Central 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 2 hours before the appointment) via the link in the confirmation email.

In case you have an urgent issue, and a short term appointment with one of the Student counsellors is not possible, you can call during phone hours.


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.
Roeterseilandcampus - building A
Roeterseilandcampus - building A

Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
1018 WV Amsterdam

National holidays

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

National holidays