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Support, costs and registration

for students and doctoral candidates
  • Our approach

    We mainly use evidence-based methods and techniques, such as cognitive behavioural therapy. If you need help because of problems that are hindering your studies, there are various ways in which we can help.

  • Groups, training courses and workshops

    Because many students face the same kind of problems, we offer specialised training courses and workshops throughout the academic year, some online, some on location. In most cases, a training course or workshop will be best suited to deal with your problems and you will benefit most from it.

    In addition, we have short weekly (online) sessions for students with stress complaints, guided by a student psychologist.  Easily accessible, without a waiting list. You can join just once or more.

  • Individual appointment

    If, after reading through the information about the groups, training courses or workshops, you are not sure whether one of the groups may be suitable for you, please choose 'An individual appointment with a student psychologist' on the application form, and we will look into the matter with you.

    During an interview, we make an assessment of your problems and the type of support that best suits them. This can be a number of individual sessions (maximum of 4) with one of our psychologists, or in some cases participation in one of our groups.

    Sometimes we cannot provide you with the guidance you need. We can then help you with a referral.

    We offer appointments both online and on location.

  • Confidentiality

    Unless you indicate in writing that information may be shared with a specific person or body, everything that is discussed is strictly confidential. This code can only be broken if there is a well-founded suspicion that you are going to hurt yourself or someone else.

    All meetings are also strictly confidential. In the case of a referral, information will only be exchanged if you give your written permission.

  • Costs

    Our services are free of charge.

  • Need urgent help?

    If you are in need of urgent help, please contact your GP. If you do not have a GP, please contact the university doctors, +31 (0)20 525 2878.

    If you are battling with suicidal thoughts and wish for support please visit the website for suicide prevention at or reach out by calling 0800-0113. They can offer their help in both Dutch and English. Those outside the Netherlands can also use their chat service.