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Doubt about your current study programme

Are you having doubts about your current study programme or did you already stop? What can you do to find a new study programme?

Sometimes you need a little help with choosing a study programme. As an international student at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences we can give you support in choosing a (new) study programme through individual guidance, a workshop or a self-care kit.


Phone, chat or mail

Contact Study Information Office (Studievoorlichting) for more information or to make an appointment. You can reach them via phone, chat or mail.

Opening hours: Monday through Friday from 11 am to 3 pm.
   Telephone: (010) 794 44 00

   Chat: Click on the blue button on top of this page



Individual programme guidance

1-on-1 coaching

Study programme guidance (1 to 4 conversations) is intended for international students who study at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences and need support in choosing a (new) study.

We use various assignments and test what your interests are, where your qualities or talents lie and which education and what profession would suit you best. You put what you have learned into concrete actions. We will help you on your way and after that you will orient yourself on different courses in the Netherlands, but also beyond.

Workshop Doubts about your study programme?

Should I stay or should I go?

Having doubts about your study choice can be very annoying. Just know that you are not the only one walking around with these doubts! In this workshop you will investigate why you have doubts. By making a quick scan you look at the possible causes of your doubts. You also reflect on your gained study experiences. What is it that you experience this dissatisfaction? This helps you by making a choice: stop or continue. At the end of the workshop, you will have a clear idea of ​​what your next steps are to put your doubts behind you.

Please note: in this workshop we do not focus on a new study programme. In case you would like to opt for this, please contact or send them a message via the online chat (blue box on the right).

The online workshop lasts 2 hours and is free of charge.

Independent Orientation

Do you want to get started now, but do not know how? This step-by-step plan will help you on your way.


Let’s start with you. Do a few interest tests. Compare the results of the different tests. In which direction do they point? 

Start a list with possibilities. For example, take a look on these sites: and


When you are in this phase, it is important that you ask yourself a number of questions:

And look at the possibilities of English-language education in the Netherlands and abroad

If you know the answer to these questions, you can collect information about courses that match your interests. Try to structure these programmes. You will get a global picture of your options and determine which courses you want to know more about.


Once you know what the most interesting study programme is for you, gather specific information. For example:

  • What is the structure of the study programme?
  • What are the graduation possibilities?
  • Which professions are open to you after graduation?

In-depth study

Participate actively in the selected study programmes. For example, watch a webinar, visit an Open Day or sign up for a Trial lesson.   

  • Does the study programme teach what is important to you? 
  • What are the internship possibilities during your studies? 
  • Which courses are included and what is their content? 
  • How is study guidance organised? 
  • Do you have the potential to complete this study programme?


Review your process. Check if the impression that you have checks out with the reality. Organise the information and experiences so that you can make decision. Tell your family and friends the reason for your choice and substantiate it.

Still in doubt?

Do you find it difficult to figure it out yourself? Ask help from one of our Study Programme Avisors. Together you will discuss your study situation and see what possibilities you have.

You can contact them via:

Studie Information Office (Studievoorlichting)
010 794 44 00 

or start the chat function (blue box on the right sight) of the Dutch website of Rotterdam UAS.