Advisors and coaches

Deans of students

Dean of Students

For all the problems you face when studying, first contact the Dean of Students (they used to be referred to as student counselors).

Depending on the nature and the seriousness of the problem, the Dean of Students can help you with information and coaching or refer you to other staff members or authorities or certain training sessions or courses. Everything you discuss with a Dean of Students is confidential.

For what can you contact the Dean of Students?

You can contact the Dean of Students for guidance and advice on the following subjects:

Please note that you are required to report special circumstances, which (might) cause study delay, within two months at the Dean of Students.

This is important, because the Dean of Students advises the Examination Board about student requests like extra exam opportunities or postponing deadlines; advises the Executive Board about student requests for financial support or matters of enrollment, tuition fees etc.

When not to contact the Dean of Students

If a problem is strictly related to your educational program, (the context of) the subject matter or the organization of education, it is better to first contact a lecturer or an education coordinator, for example, your schedule, exemptions, exams and exam rules, resits, electives etc.

Contact Details

You can reach the Dean of Students by

  1. Mail
    At studentendecaan@tilburguniversity.edu
    Before asking a question by e-mail, first have a look at Ask Student Desk or on the website.

    Do not use this address for making an appointment. Please always mention your seven-digit student number.

  2. Making an Appointment
    Appointments can only be made at the Student Desk.

There is a waiting time of about two weeks. To avoid waiting lists: please report in time at the Student Desk or at studentendecaan@tilburguniversity.edu when you are unable to attend.

The Deans of Students are

 The Deans of Students are:

  • Mies Hezemans
    Present: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

  • Dorine Roestenberg
    Present: Monday and Friday morning, Tuesday and Thursday
  • Femke Willekens
    Present: Monday, on Tuesday to Friday till 14.00 hrs.

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