Study counselling

If you have questions about your current education and future career paths, a study counselor can help you. Who you should turn to depends on what you are studying.

What is study counselling?

In counseling sessions, you have the opportunity to ask questions about your studies and discuss your study situation. For example, a session could be focus on planning your studies or what you want to work on in the future.

The guidance is always based on your needs, wishes and possibilities. You can get support in finding a new perspective, testing different ideas, finding out what options you have and making decisions about how best to proceed. Study advisors have a duty of confidentiality.

Common questions in conversations with study counsellors

  • Which courses can I apply for?
  • How can I combine courses for a degree?
  • How can exchange studies fit into my education?
  • What opportunities do I have to do an internship?
  • How can I plan for my studies?
  • How do I study effectively?
  • What skills will I gain through my studies?
  • What can I work on in the future?
  • How can I complete a course that I have previously started?

Find your study counsellor

At the University of Gothenburg, there are both general study counsellors (learn more about general study counsellors at and study counsellors within programs and subjects. You can find out information about study counselling in your subject area under "Information from faculties and institutions", from the department responsible for your education.

Need help with study administration?

If you need help with practical matters concerning your education, like registering for a course, certificates or where to pick up your examinations, you should contact the study administrator for your education. You can find contact information on your departments page.