Student support

Our student advisor provides a designated point of contact where you can access professional help, advice and guidance during your studies at IHS.

Are you facing personal and/or study-related challenges and don’t know what to do? Do not postpone coming to see us when you have questions: answers and solutions are often closer at hand than you might expect. And in case we cannot help you ourselves, we can get you into contact with someone who probably can.

All conversation between student and student advisor is strictly confidential, and information provided by a student will not be divulged to any third party without the student’s permission.

If you are experiencing personal problems which have an influence on your study progress; for example, because you are unable to write an exam or you are unable to meet requirements. It is very important that the student advisor knows about your situation as soon as possible.

These are examples of personal challenges that we advise you to contact the study advisor for:

  • Study planning, study progress, problems with your study, and study delays;
  • Study skills
  • Severe health problems
  • Passing away of a family member or close friend
  • Severe illness of a family member or close friend
  • Family circumstances
  • Psychological complaints, for which you seek treatment / or you are being treated
  • Functional impairment: for example dyslexia, AD(H)D, ASD, chronic illness, physical impairment,
  • Unwanted behaviour by fellow students or professors (harassment, aggressive behaviour, stalking, unequal treatment)

Please email us at to ask your questions directly and make an online appointment (20-45minutes). Please provide some information about the challenge(s) you're facing, your student number and your full name. We will get back to you as soon as possible with a confirmation e-mail and the appointment details.

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To schedule an (online) appointment, please send an email to

Did you know Erasmus University offers student counselling from students to students and professional support? IHS students can also use all EUR facilities.

University Psychologists

EUR offers students the possibility to talk to professional psychologists. If you face study issues and psychological, social and/or emotional problems, you can get the help you need.

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Happy Student Society

The Happy Student Society aims to promote the science of happiness and teach skills that help tackle the most common issues under students: constant time pressure, stress, anxiety, and loneliness.

Happy Student Society

Student Counsellors

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 example, request a grant.

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Study skills

Studying at university requires specific academic study skills. At the Erasmus University Rotterdam, we offer a variety of workshops and training/courses to support you in your studies. EUR alumni also have access to the workshops of the careers advisors until one year after graduation. Check out the offer below.

Study skills

Career preparation

Do not wait until after graduation to think about your career! The Career Advisors of Erasmus University Rotterdam are happy to help you with all your questions regarding your preparation for the labour market.

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Wellbeing Platform

This platform comprises extensive tools and activities related to well-being, including well-being events, counselling and coaching. Moreover, you will find links to fill up your physical, social and spiritual resources.

Wellbeing Platform
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The Living Room

The only place on campus where studying is not allowed! Join your fellow students for social talks, playing pool or board games. The Living Room is currently being relocated to the new Langeveld Building, and will be re-opening soon!

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Wellbeing in the Netherlands


Learn more about well-being programmes offered by higher education institutions in the Netherlands to enhance the mental health and overall well-being of international students.

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