Personal support

Personal guidance and counselling

Student Services can offer you guidance and counselling as well as advice if you have any questions and/or require assistance in special circumstances:

  • Student counsellors: study-related problems (e.g. financial support, studying with a limitation, personal worries, family circumstances, complaints, objections and appeals).
  • Student psychologists: psychological problems (e.g. concentration difficulties, fear of failure).
  • Study and career choice advisors: study and career choice (investigation into your interests, personality and capacities, support with job applications).

    Making appointments

    If you need a student counsellor, student psychologist or study career choice advisor during your studies, please contact a member of staff of the Customer Contact Centre. Staff are available on workdays on telephone number 08850-82222.

    • Student counsellors

      The student counsellors offer guidance, counselling and advice as well as support to students facing study problems and problems of a personal or medical nature, whenever they affect the student’s study progress.

      Possible subjects of discussion are:

      • Interrupting your study
      • Study problems and study delay
      • Illness, medical circumstances or functional limitations (mediation in obtaining support facilities)
      • Personal and/or family circumstances
      • Objections and appeals procedures

      A student counsellor is independent of your education and has duties of confidentiality.

      Further information

      Check the website Rules & regulations with regulations such as Enrolment conditions and the Students’ charter.

    • Student psychologists

      If you are experiencing difficulties in your student life and wish to talk them through with someone, you can contact one of the student psychologists at Fontys.

      To make use of the services of the student psychologist you need not be in serious difficulties. Also for relatively simple problems it can be wise to contact the student psychologist. Experience has taught us that students sometimes wait too long before calling in outside assistance.

      Possible subjects of discussion are:

      • Lack of concentration
      • Putting off study
      • Lack of self-confidence / fear of failure
      • Low self-esteem
      • Lack of social contacts
      • Anger, fear or panic
      • Difficulty falling asleep or sleeping
      • Eating problems
      • Relational problems
      • Addiction problems

      A student psychologist is independent of your education and has duties of confidentiality.

    • Study and career choice advisors

      You can contact the study and career choice advisors for any questions relating to your choice of study if:

      • You need assistance in making a study choice
      • You are concerned that you are in the wrong study programme
      • Your study programme insufficiently matches your interests
      • You are recommended by your study programme to discontinue your studies

      By means of a study and career choice investigation you will be able to identify your personal character traits, interests and skills.

      For further information please contact iStudent: istudent@fontys.nl or 0885082222.