Support during your study

Not everyone experiences a smooth ride towards the finish line. Some of us need a little help along the way. In some situations, you know the going will get tough. This may be because you are combining your studies with professional sports or parenthood or because you have a functional limitation.

Or you may simply ‘get stuck’ during your studies, whether this is related to something at the university or in your private life. Either way, it is advisable to talk to a student counsellor as soon as possible. He or she will discuss with you privately how to best resolve the problem.

Support from a student counsellor

What kind of help does a student counsellor offer?

The student counsellor can provide advice on:

  • Registration and enrolment
  • Academic progress
  • Personal problems
  • Illness and family circumstances
  • Disability and chronic illnesses
  • Study grants and the student loan system
  • Legislation and regulations
  • Student facilities
  • Financial and other arrangements for student (single or married) parents

Confidential meeting

All conversations with the student counsellor are confidential. The position of student counsellor is a position of trust and involves a confidentiality obligation. This means that no information will be provided to others without your explicit consent and knowledge.

Who is my student counsellor?

The student counsellors at The Hague University of Applied Sciences are divided among the various degree programmes. Want to find out who the student counsellor for your degree programme is? See the overview decanen. Contact details are also provided.

Studying with a functional limitation

Suppose you’re dyslectic. Or perhaps you have a hearing, visual impairment or physical disability. There is no reason why you cannot enrol in a degree programme at a university of applied sciences. THUAS has numerous facilities and adaptations that can help make studying easier for you. Possibilities include extra time to take exams, extra guidance and a specially equipped rest area.

In order to provide the appropriate assistance, you must mention when registering that you have a functional limitation. You will then be invited to meet with a student counsellor, who will examine all the possibilities in your specific situation together with you. These possibilities are usually quite numerous.

More information & contact

Want to read more? Our brochure on studying with a physical or psychological disability, chronic illness or dyslexia explains the procedures, legal requirements and adaptations that are possible.

If you have any questions about studying with a functional disability, you can always talk to one of our student counsellors. Here you will find overview decanen for every degree programme.

Tailored Studying working group

There is a student working group at THUAS that helps students with a disability. They advise THUAS in this area, brainstorm with you and try to come in contact with other students with a physical limitation or chronic illness. Contact them by e-mail to

Studying and professional sports

Are you a professional athlete? Or a different kind of professional on the national or international level, such as a dancer or musician? Special study facilities can be requested through the student counsellors. Here you will find an overview decanen for every degree programme.

Student counsellor Kees Mol is the designated contact for professional athletes. He can be reached by phone at +31 (0)70 – 445 8238 or e-mail to