Student counselling and support services

Student Counselling and Support Centre

Attending university presents an experience that directs and trains an individual in his area of interest while encouraging him to develop his full potential. Alongside carrying out academic commitments, it also provides an opportunity to master communication, presentation, organizational and life skills that help a person build a satisfying and fulfilling life and career.

As well as encompassing a wide range of interesting facts and novelties, attending the faculty of one's choice presents an area of dealing with new and multiple challenges. Some of these challenges are difficulties of adjustment to the new environment, concerns about the selection of studies, under-developed learning strategies as well as dealing with personal problems and development of psychological disorders (anxiety, depression symptoms...).

In order to provide support in the development and improvement of students' academic and career-life skills, the University of Zagreb established the Student Counselling and Support Centre. The Centre started working in the academic year 2013/2014, and its activities and services are available to students of all faculties and academies of the University of Zagreb.

The Centre organizes various forms of activities within the following areas:

  • counselling related to academic and personal problems (psychological counselling)
  • career counselling   
  • academic and life skills development (such as communication, social and stress coping skills, as well as learning strategies and time management skills).

These activities are conducted through:

  • individual counselling
  • group counselling
  • educational workshops and lectures
  • academic skills workshops
  • career-life skills workshops
  • development of educational and self-help materials

Experts within the Centre can also assist in finding other support services with respect to the needs and potential difficulties of the students.

Office for Students with Disabilities

The University of Zagreb is set to ensure accessibility and quality of higher education for all students. Office for students with disabilities is part of the University’s Student Counselling and Support Center and offers assistive technology and additional support and advising to all students with various types of disabilities.

The Office is part of the Student Counselling and Support Center and is intended for all students who, due to an illness or disability, experience difficulties in conducting everyday academic activities (students with impaired sight or hearing, motor disabilities, chronic illnesses, mental disabilities and illnesses, specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dysgraphia and ADHD and other health issues and impairments that might affect the course of their education).

Important roles at the Office are played by:

  • Coordinators for students with disabilities – teachers appointed at each of the University's constituent units (faculties/academies): contact-persons that students can turn to in relation to their right to have courses or exams adjusted to their needs, and for any other issues related to students with disabilities.
  • Coordination for students with disabilities – student representatives appointed at each of the University's constituent units, who are tasked with presenting needs, proposing activities and evaluating actions that have been implemented.

The Student Counselling and Support Centre's experts will be happy to assist You in finding other support services with respect to Your needs and possible difficulties.

Feel free to contact us without hesitation in order to successfully face academic and life challenges with new skills and knowledge!

More information

Address: Student Counselling and Support Services
University of Zagreb, Trg marsala Tita 14, HR-10000 Zagreb
Phone: +385 1 45 64 210