Counseling TU/e

The TU/e puts a lot of effort into coaching and counseling its students. If you have acknowledged personal issues or a functional impairment which causes study delay, you can seek for counseling. However you’ll have to take the initiative yourself. If you don’t use the counseling which the TU/e offers to students, this might eventually have consequences for a postponed Binding study recommendation.

You can access counseling from within your own department or from Education and Student Affairs (ESA).


All TU/e departments have study advisors who can answer all kinds of questions about your Bachelor’s program.

The study advisor is not linked to a certain case study, project or course, but can be consulted about all kinds of subjects that affect your academic progress or planning. This usually happens in a personal consultation, which can be initiated by either the student or the study advisor.

These are confidential consultations that take place in an open atmosphere. You can discuss any issue, such as your study schedule, time planning, study methods and possible personal issues.

Apart from study advisors, some departments also have freshmen coordinators, mentors, tutors and study coaches who are there to support students. This varies per department. Whatever the support, counseling or coaching, it is up to you to take the initiative to ask for help when things don’t go according to plan.

Education and Student Affairs (ESA)

In addition to the support at your own department, you can also contact Education and Student Affairs (ESA).

ESA is the central point at Eindhoven University of Technology, where students, designers, PhD students and employees can ask all sorts of questions about student records, internationalization and student and academic support.

This includes:

  • Enrollment and termination of enrollment for (international) students
  • Payment, administration and information regarding the notebooks
  • Student grants, scholarships and financial support in the case of study delay
  • Career counselling and training
  • Introduction week
  • Complaints and disputes
  • Individual guidance