Student counsellors

The student counsellors of the Erasmus University Rotterdam help students who have specific questions or who run into a problem in the course of their studies. You can turn to the student counsellor for information, advice, support or coaching in relation to issues you come up against as a student. Usually, this takes the shape of a personal interview. This interview is strictly confidential. In addition, the student counsellors can provide information– written and otherwise.

Matters in which the counsellors might be of help

  • Personal questions and problems
  • Financial matters (tuition fees, student grants and loans)
  • Financial support in specific personal circumstances
  • Academic progress (e.g. BSA, absence due to illness or personal circumstances)
  • Enrolment and deregistering, admission and graduation
  • Support in applications for a scholarship from a private fund
  • Grants for committee work
  • Problems within your faculty (mediation, complaints, objections and appeals)
  • Choice of study, planning and motivation, as well as study skills, sitting exams
  • Top-level sports: for questions and advice regarding how to combine your studies and top-level sports
  • Functional impairments: for questions and advice regarding how to study with a functional impairment
  • Housing: for questions and advice regarding how to get an urgent status


Mr.drs. O. (Olav) Bollen
Erasmus MC: Tue 1pm - 5 pm
Woudestein: Wed to Fri

Ms.drs. A.W. (Jenny) Dijkstra
Woudestein: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
First point of contact on topsport M.M. (Myrte) Dokter
Woudestein: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri

Ms. M. (Marlijn) Timmermans-Muller MA
Woudestein: Tue to Thu
First point of contact on studying with a functional impairment