Contact with a Student counsellor


Student counsellors hold office at the Roeterseiland Campus, Building B/C and Building E.

Location REC-B/C

  • Roeterseiland, building B/C
    1st floor: C1.01
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
    1018 WV Amsterdam

Directions to REC-B/C (waiting room REC-C1.01)

  1. Take the entrance at REC-B/C and turn left
  2. At the end of the hallway, you will find the waiting room of REC 1.01
  3. You are now at UvA Student Services
  4. Take a seat in the waiting room; you will be picked up there.

Location REC-E

  • Roeterseiland, building E
    10th and 11th floor
    Roetersstraat 11
    1018 WB  Amsterdam

Directions to REC-E (to 10th and 11th floor)

  1. Take the entrance at Roetersstraat 11 (Building E)
  2. Go through the main hall to the other entrance of building E
  3. You will find the elevators there, in building D
  4. Take the elevator to the 10th floor (the 10th floor of Building E is the 8th floor of Building D)
  5. Turn right, you are now in the wating room of UvA Student Services
  6. Take a seat in the waiting room; you will be picked up there.

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

Regular appointment

Current UvA students can schedule a 30-minute appointment with a student counsellor through the Student Service Desk. These appointments are usually scheduled between 10:00 and 16:00.

  • By phone: +31(0)20-525 1401. Phone hours: from 09:00 - 17:00.
  • At the Student Service Desk. Opening hours are from 09:00 - 17:00.

We recommend to schedule a timely appointment.

Digital Student Service Desk

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

Workshop Study Skills

Student counsellors offer the workshop Study skills: the Dutch approach, especially designed for international students. This workshop is offered a couple of times each academic year. You can find these and register online on the Events page of your own student site.


Our fax number is +31 (0)20-525 2999.

National holidays

The UvA is closed on national holidays. For an overview, follow the link below.

Published by  Studenten Services

4 September 2017