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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

Contact Information


M.J. van Delft MSc

Bio-Farmaceutische Wetenschappen
Drs. Grada Degenaars
Dr. Hans Kruijer

Dr. Jeannette de Graaf

Informatica & Biologie
Dr. Jeannette de Graaf

Informatica en Economie
Alfons Laarman

Life Science and Technology  
Lianne Reinders, MSc 

Molecular Science and Technology
Drs. Nynke Penninga

Dr. Hara Papathanasiou 

Wouter Schrier, MSc

Dr.ir. Onno van Gaans (for 1st year BSc students)
Dr. Charlene Kalle (for 2nd and 3rd year BSc students)


Wouter Schrier, MSc
Drs. Arianne Pen (educational coordinator)

Drs. Karin van Wanrooij

Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences 
Emily Ouwehand, MA
Dr. Diana Klomp

Hilde Zwaan-van der Plas, MSc
E-mail: msc-studyadviser@lic.leidenuniv.nl

Computer Science
Dr. Matthijs van Leeuwen

ICT in Business and the Public Sector
Esme Caubo 

Industrial Ecology
Kiki Boomgaard MA 

Life Science and Technology
Hilde Zwaan-van der Plas, MSc
E-mail: msc-studyadviser@lic.leidenuniv.nl

Dr. Sander Hille (Applied Mathematics)
Dr. David Holmes (Algebra, Geometry & Number Theory)
Dr Martin Lübke (SCS, Business Studies, Education)

Media Technology
Barbara Visscher-van Grinsven, MA

Dr. Hara Papathanasiou

Statistical Science
Dr. Marta Fiocco

Students can contact study adviser Hilde Zwaan with questions about their programme, studying in Leiden, help with personal issues and graduating. For short and simple questions or problems, please contact Hilde Zwaan by email at msc-studyadviser@lic.leidenuniv.nl.

Alternatively you can come to the open office/consultation hour on Tuesdays from 13–14 h for short questions (max 10 minutes, room EM3.16A). For more complex issues, make an appointment through the online appointment system below.

Make an appointment

For detailed questions or complex problems, use the system below to plan an appointment. This system is only intended for current students. The maximum duration of an appointment is 30 minutes. Short and simple questions don't require an appointment but can be asked by e-mail via msc-studyadviser@lic.leidenuniv.nl or during the open office/consultation hours on Tuesdays from 13–14 h.

Attention! If you have a very urgent problem and/or the times available in the appointment system don't suit you, send an e-mail to make a separate appointment.

Online appointment system study adviser

General information

Please note that Leiden University also has a special website for student to offer support and information on:

  • Exceptional circumstances, e.g. studying with a disability for more information click here
  • Workshops/Personal development courses, for more information click here

For a full overview of available services, follow the menu link on Guidance and Advice.

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