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    Mental well-being

    Sometimes it's not about how difficult a course is. Students living abroad may encounter psycho-emotional issues that can affect not only their studies, but their lives. Do not hesitate to ask for help.

    The guidance of a student psychologist focuses more on the person than on the subject material. They offer help with all psychological issues that can affect your studies, such as:

    • Difficulties in taking decisions on your study choice and reorientation
    • Prolonged issues with concentration and procrastination
    • Stress, overworking, lack of confidence and low self-esteem
    • Study and exam anxiety, fear of speaking in public
    • Difficulty adjusting, behavioral changes when staying abroad, depression

    If you are concerned about other psychological symptoms that are not listed here, the student psychologist can help you, too. Your mental health is important to us, so do not hesitate to make an appointment.

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    ! These sessions will be held in English. If you want an appointment with a Dutch-speaking psychologist, please book your appointment via our Dutch website.

    What to expect when you make an appointment?

    All student psychologists can help you with all themes. When you make an appointment, you’ll be assigned to one of the psychologists for a first session. Of course, you can ask for a different psychologist whenever you like.

    The first session is a casual conversations where you can ask any question you might have or tell what you expect from the sessions. For your following appointments, you’ll see the same student psychologist. A session usually takes around 50 minutes.

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    Phone number Study Guidance
    02 629 23 06

    E-mail Study Guidance
    guidance@vub.be