Contact with a Student counsellor

Location 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.

Roeterseiland Campus, building A (1st floor, C1.01)
Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
1018 WV Amsterdam

Entrance REC-A

  • Roeterseilandcampus - building A

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

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Directions to C1.01 in REC-A

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 right and enter the corridor
  5. You are now at the waiting room of 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 C1.01 of UvA Student Services
  7. Please take a seat, 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 are 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.

Workshops and trainings

Student counsellors offer workshops and training in English, or example 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 and during Christmas week/New Year's Eve. For an overview, follow the link below.

Published by  Studenten Services

1 December 2017