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Study advisers

Your study adviser or coordinator is an expert on all aspects of your study programme. If you have any questions or concerns about your programme, whether they be of a practical or academic nature, you can contact your study adviser.

Academic issues

Are you experiencing academic difficulties? Or are you falling behind in your studies due to personal circumstances? If so, it is essential that you speak to your study adviser/coordinator as soon as possible. He or she can advise you on the best course of action and, if required, assist you in dealing with academic delay.

Practical issues

You can also speak to your study adviser about a range of practical issues concerning your programme, such as:

  • Planning your studies
  • Schedule issues
  • Choosing elective credits
  • Requesting exemptions
  • Advice on internship

Availability during COVID-19

In the coming period, the 10- and 30-minute consultations will take place via Teams. You can also reach the study advisors by calling to the telephone consultations or by sending an email to studieadviesbsk@fgga.leidenuniv.nl.

For what can you contact the study advisers?

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

  • Study and exam regulations
  • Study planning, approach and progress
  • Choice of specialisation/track
  • Internships, exchange and electives
  • Thesis issues
  • Studying with a disability
  • Personal circumstances
  • (Possible) study delay
  • Referral to student counsellor and psychologist
  • Information on petitions (e.g. exemptions)

You can also contact the study adviser for other questions.* Depending on the subject, the study advisers can give you personal advice, refer you to other relevant departments or contact other departments within the university.

* For questions about course content, please contact the professor or lecturer.
* For administrative questions (
course and exam enrolment, grade registration, diploma and graduation), please contact the Educational Service Centre (OSC).

How can you contact the study advisers?

The study advisers are only available by telephone during the consultation hours and on the telephone numbers below.

Monday 13.30 – 15.00 hrs.: 070 800 9396*

Wednesday 13.30 – 15.00 hrs.: 070 800 9481*

Friday 13.30 – 15.00 hrs.: 070 800 9015*

Please note:

  • The telephone numbers differ per day. The central telephone number of the study advisers is currently not in use.
  • If the study adviser is in a telephone conversation with someone else, you'll hear a message that the number is not in use, instead of that the line is busy. Please try again later.
  • Check the website in advance for cancelled or adjusted consultation hours.

For practical questions about internships, exchange, electives, petitions, and study and exam regulations, you can make an appointment during our 10-minute consultation in the online appointments system.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 11.00 – 12.00*

Please note:

  • You cannot choose with which study adviser you have the appointment. If you wish to speak to a specific study adviser, please send us an email.

Book the 10-minute consultation via OnlineAfspraken.nl.

If you need more than 10 minutes, you can make an appointment for 30-minute consultation via Teams. Please click the link below to check our availability per week.

Please note:

  • You cannot choose with which study adviser you have the appointment. If you wish to speak to a specific study adviser, please send us an email.

Book the 30-minute consultation via OnlineAfspraken.nl.

You can also email your questions. Please mention your student number, year of study, study programme and, if applicable, track/course title/professor or lecturer.



Cancelled hours

Cancelled hours by telephone

  • Friday April 15th 2022 (Good Friday) 
  • Monday April 18th 2022 (Easter)
  • Wednesday April 27th 2022 (Kingsday)
  • Friday May 27th 2022 (Ascension Day) 

Your study advisors

Ms M.W. (Tineke) Choi MSc
Office days: Monday through Thursday. 

Ms C.M.L. (Charlotte) Rosalie MA 
Office days: Tuesday through Friday. 

Ms Drs. J.A.D. (Jolanda) den Heijer
Office days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday.

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