In every stage of your studies, you can reach out for guidance, information or advice. Our study counsellors and psychologists are here for you. We are happy to listen to your questions and do whatever we can to help you as much as possible. One thing is certain: at VIVES you are never alone.

Study counselling

For subject-specific questions, you can reach out to your lecturers of the courses. For individual counselling and advice on study methods and planning, you can contact your student counselor.


Support for classes and exams

Do you have a functional or learning disability? Are you experiencing difficulties because the language of instruction is not your homelanguage? Or are there other actvities (work, caretaking, sports, political mandate, etc.) whereby you need adjustments during your studies at VIVES?

 If so, you can apply for education and examination adjusments. Possible adjustments include: more time for exams, the use of supportive software and aids during classes and exams, spreading of exams, legitimate absence from work, digital course materials, etcetera. Which specific adjustments you can call upon, will be determined in agreement with your study counsellor. Your personal needs, talents and challenges will be taken in account during the guidance to maximize your study ability.

For more information contact [email protected]


Psychological support

When you're away from home, it's possible you encounter psycho-emotional issues not directly linked to your studies. In the VIVES Student Services Department ( a team of psychologists is ready to help you. You can go there with many different questions and possible problems. Do not hesitate to ask for help and contact one of our colleagues:


Hotline Transgressive Behaviour

Transgressive behaviour unfortunately can occur everywhere: at home, in sports or other clubs, in public places, at work and at your university (of applied science). Bullying, sexual harassment, discrimination and violence will not be tolerated at VIVES. This hotline wants to lower the threshold to address and report transgressive behaviour. VIVES takes these reports seriously and treats them confidentially. You can count on professional support and expert follow-up. Together we look for sustainable solutions and- if possible or desired - to restore respectful relations between those involved.

The hotline is in Dutch (English version is under construction), if you want to report transgressive behaviour in English, you can send an email at [email protected]