Student counsellors

Information provision, support, advice and education

For study-related questions, please contact your study advisor. If you have any questions and/or problems involving regulations and statutory provisions, please contact the student counsellors. This could include questions regarding your legal position and Dutch legislation; this thus concerns questions or issues that do not directly involve the curriculum (the content of the programme), but you as a student.

The student counsellor can also help you in special cases. For instance, if you participate in elite sports or you have a functional impairment, you can ask the student counsellor to help you plan your study and, for instance, request a grant.

Students who are parents

Students who are pregnant or have young children can contact the student counsellors or the study advisor with questions regarding study planning or other issues. A Partou childcare facility is located on campus Woudestein.

You can also visit the student counsellor for other issues including:

  • Finances (tuition fees, student grant or loan) and financial support for personal circumstances
  • Study progress (e.g. BSA, illness or personal circumstances)
  • Enrolment, terminating enrolment, admission and graduating
  • Support in applying for a student grant from private funds
  • Requesting grants for board membership
  • Problems with your faculty (mediation, complaints, objections and appeals)
  • Study choice, planning and motivation, as well as how to study, and taking exams
  • Housing: for questions and advice on obtaining a priority procedure.

Would you like more information about efficient studying? View our 10 tips for effective studying.
Are you looking for counselling for 
existential questions? Contact the Studentpastor


The Erasmus University Rotterdam student counsellors

  • Olav Bollen

    Mr. O. (Olav) Bollen MSc
    Erasmus MC: Tue 1.00 pm -5.00 pm
    Woudestein: Wed to Fri

  • Jenny Dijkstra

    Ms. drs. A.W. (Jenny) Dijkstra MSc
    Woudestein: Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri
    Contact person elite sports 

  • Marlijn Timmermans

    Ms. M. (Marlijn) Timmermans-Muller MA
    Woudestein: Tue to Thurs
    Contact person students with a functional impairment

  • Myrte Dokter

    Ms. M.M. (Myrte) van der Wiel-Dokter LLM
    Woudestein: Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri

  • Foto van studentdecaan Evelien Vink, gespecialiseerd in Studeren met een Functiebeperking

    Ms. E. (Evelien) Vink MA
    Woudestein: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs (every other week)
    Contact person students with a functional impairment