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Study advisors

Your study advisor or coordinator is an expert on all aspects of your study programme, for example exam regulations, planning, academic issues, study delay etc.

Every study programme has a study advisor. If you are falling behind in your studies you must inform your study advisor right away. It is also wise to let your study advisor know as soon as possible if personal circumstances are threatening to have a negative impact on your studies. 

What kind of information and advice can the study advisors give you?

The study advisers provide students with information and give advice on study-related matters, such as:

  • content and structure of the programme,
  • study and exam regulations,
  • study planning,
  • internships and
  • elective courses.

Consultation hours

Consultation hours by telephone:  
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 09:30 – 10:30 hrs., telephone number: 070 -800 9950 

Canceled/changed consultation hours by telephone:

2/10: consultation hour by telephone is cancelled

6/10: consultation hour by telephone is cancelled

13/10: consultation hour by telephone is cancelled

Open office/consultation hours: 
Monday and Wednesday: 11:00 – 12:00 hrs. 

Friday: 11:30 - 12:30 hrs.

Canceled/changed consultation hours:

4/9: consultation hour is cancelled

2/10: consultation hour is cancelled

6/10: consultation hour is cancelled

13/10: consultation hour is cancelled

Please note:
- We recommend you to check on the website for any changes regarding the open office hours;
- Students should be present 15 minutes before the end of the consultation hour at the latest.


You can also e-mail your questions. Please mention: your student number, year of study, study programme and if applicable: track/ course title/ name (work group) teacher.


Making an appointment

You can make an appointment: 

  • if you need more than 10 minutes; 
  • if it concerns a sensitive subject.

You can make an appointment from 4 weeks up to 3 hours before the appointment takes place;if you cannot make it, please cancel in the online system.

Make an appointment through the online appointments system. You have to once-only make an account for this with your umail address. Please note: the system is only in Dutch, but it’s not difficult to understand.


Your study advisors

New study advisors will start in October and November. Until then, Tineke Choi, study advisor of public administration,  will temporarily support ISGA as the study advisor for; Security Studies, Crisis and Security Management, and the minors in Global Affairs, Intelligence Services and Safety, Security and Justice.

Ms M.W. (Tineke) Choi MSc

Ms J. (Janneke) Meertens MA
As of 1 October

Ms L.M.W. (Lieke) Defourny-Smits MSc
As of 15 November