About Student Counselling Service

Student Counselling Service offers free social and psychological aid to students who are attending further and higher educations. If you are enrolled in an SU-approved further/higher education and actively studying, we are here to help. We are able to help with everything from psychological issues to more practical concerns about SU, maternity leave or illness.


Student Counselling Service was founded in 1964 and is a national institution belonging under the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. We have more than 50 years of experience with helping students thrive in their studies.

We concurrently work to prevent discontentment and unhappiness among the students, which we for instance do by supporting the educational institutions’ work with study environment and the wellbeing of students.

Since 2014, Student Counselling Service has cooperated with The Office for SPS and Retention and The Ministry of Education and Quality. Student Counselling Service offers Special Pedagogical Support (SPS) to students with psychological functional impairments as well as competency development for those who support students with psychological functional impairments.

The purpose of SPS is to ensure that people with physical or psychological functional impairments may complete an education of equal footing as other students. A psychological functional impairment can include anxiety disorders (e.g. OCD, PTSD), affective disorders (e.g. depression and bipolar), schizophrenia and other psychoses, personality disorders, eating disorders and developmental disorders (e.g. ADHD and autism).

Student Counselling Service’s work is funded by the government and figures as an independent paragraph in the Finance Bill.

  • The board of directors

    Student Counselling Service has a consultative board, consisting of:

    Rie Snekkerup

    Chairman of the Board
    Chief operating officer for Uddannelsesservice
    University of Copenhagen
    Pointed by Universities Denmark

    Søren Fauerskov

    Deputy Chairman
    Levevilkårsordfører, DSF
    ​Pointed by DSF

    Annette Lund

    Head of Studies, Studieservice
    University of Southern Denmark
    Pointed by Universities Denmark

    Sabrina Speiermann

    Head of the centre for Studie og Karriere
    Cphbusiness Academy
    Pointed by Danish Business Academies

    Marianne Elisabeth Marholt

    Head of Uddannelsesservice
    Absalon University College
    Pointed by University Colleges Denmark

    Camilla Hutters

    Area Manager
    Danmarks The Danish Evaluation Institute (EVA)
    Pointed by the Board

    Simon Mæng Tjørnehøj

    Danske Studerendes Fællesråd (DSF)
    Pointed by DSF

    Rasmus Holme

    President of Lærerstuderendes Landskreds
    Profession-specific Educations
    Pointed by the MVU-network

    Rasmus Overgaard

    Represents EAK-students
    Found in the students' network


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