Student counselling

The well-being of every student is a primary focus. We realize that students invest in us as an education facility. Therefore we invest in our students to help them make the most of their higher educational experience. During your time studying at HZ, you will be faced with many choices regarding everything from course selection to research project topics, work placements and more. These choices can be difficult and confusing. This is why lecturers and staff at the HZ put great emphasis on individual student coaching and counselling.

Study Career Coach

Beginning in your first year with the HZ, you will be assigned a personal study career coach to assist with mapping out your individual study plan. This is extremely helpful because at this stage you may not be fully aware of all possibilities available to help reach your goals. As you progress in in your studies, you will gradually make decisions independently but your personal coach is always available for advice.

Student Counselling

In addition to guidance provided by your study career coach, HZ also offers an on-campus Student Counselling Bureau for any personal matter. Consisting of counsellors and a student psychologist. It is a point of contact for guidance, support, advice and information. Here you will find trusted representatives for complaints and any problems you may encounter. You can find an overview of counsellors here.

Studying as a top athlete

HZ attempts to provide extra support to students who practice top-level sports. For example, by providing extra guidance, a customised timetable or an extension of the submission dates of reports. Are you a top athlete and do you want to use these regulations? Then contact the topsports coordinator Marian de Waard via

Studying with a disability

HZ attempts to provide extra support to students with a disability. For example, by offering extra guidance or a customised timetable. HZ students especially appreciate this well-provided customisation and the fact that teachers are not only understanding, but also know how they can provide effective support to them.

Language coach

HZ has its own Language Coach who can help you improving your writing, reading, listening and speaking skills. Insufficient mastery of these skills can negatively influence your study progress. Individual language coaching is a HZ service and is free for students.

Trusted representative

HZ considers it important that every staff member and every student can work in a safe and pleasant environment. Undesirable and unwelcome behaviour have no place in this. This behaviour can be – among others – aggression, violence, sexual harassment, bullying, or discrimination. If you are confronted with a form of such behaviour, please contact one of HZ’s trusted representatives.