Social worker

Our social workers can help international students with challenges and problems you may encounter when adjusting to a new environment, culture and phase in your life. A visit with a social worker is entirely free of charge.

When do you consult the social worker?

Make an appointment with a social worker if you, among other things:

  • experience difficulties building a network in the Netherlands;
  • feel lonely or can’t point your finger on a specific problem yet;
  • have trouble applying or registering with Dutch organisations and the information about the organisations is insufficient;
  • are looking for social and medical support in Nijmegen and you are unfamiliar with the local possibilities.
Social worker Hatice Tokgoez

Making an appointment 

You can get in touch with the social workers via socialwork-studentsupport [at] (socialwork-studentsupport[at]ru[dot]nl).

Open hour

On Thursday (apart from holidays) you can visit an open hour on campus at the Huijgens building from 12:30 to 13:00 in room HG00.810.


Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

+31 24 361 23 45

Contact department