The Student Counsellors' Office

Changes in opening hours due to coronavirus

Based on the authorities' instructions regarding coronavirus, we change the opening hours until 27 March 2020. This means that you will not be able to contact us by telephone or visit us for personal counselling in the student counsellors' office during this period. We continue to respond to emails and we urge all students to follow the instructions of both the government and Aarhus University.

We recommend that you keep yourself informed about teaching and exams on your Aarhus University e-mail account and at the university webpage regarding the handling of the corona virus.


Please use your AU-mail (

How can we help you?

We are typically enrolled in the same bachelor’s or master’s programme as you. We are educated counsellors and are therefore able to guide you if you have questions regarding:

  • courses
  • exams
  • rules and regulations
  • credit transfer
  • planning of your studies, etc.

We can also help you if you are delayed or you have received mandatory credit transfer from a previous study programme.

We look forward to meeting you. 

What happens in a student guidance session?

A guidance session is a confidential dialogue between you and the study counsellor, and may focus on all matters relating to your life as a student. During the session, we will focus on identifying your wishes, thoughts, goals and opportunities. A guidance session may thus revolve around many different aspects such as rules and regulations, choice of courses, study delay, exam anxiety, etc. The counsellor will listen, ask questions and give you the correct information, but it is your responsibility to present and actively reflect on your challenges, wishes or dilemmas.

You are always welcome to contact your study counsellors. If we cannot help you, we will usually be able to refer you to someone who can.

All study counsellors are governed by professional secrecy. This means that we treat all enquiries with strict confidentiality.

Your student counsellors

Portrait of Sandra Hvilsted Pedersen
Sandra Hvilsted Pedersen
Portrait of Camilla Damsgaard Andersen
Camilla Damsgaard Andersen
Portrait of Irma Halilovic
Irma Halilovic
Portrait of Sofia Villemoes
Sofia Villemoes
Kathrine Strøm Jensen
Kathrine Strøm Jensen

Welfare counsellor with a focus on well-being

As a welfare counsellor I am a member of the study administration staff. I can help you in case you face problems of a more personal character or if for other reasons you prefer to talk to a counsellor who is not a student. The sessions will often extend beyond technical study-related questions and could concentrate on personal issues concerning life as a student. This could for example be problems with study completion, delay, exam anxiety, doubt about your choice of study, etc.

If you have problems regarding courses, rules and regulations I will refer to the abovementioned student counsellors.

​When you book a guidance session, I allocate 30 minutes for the session.
To secure a good preparation for the session, I kindly ask you to add a few lines about your problem, when you book the guidance session.

You can book a guidance session here


Your welfare counsellor