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 on 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.


Student Counselling Service has a consultative board, consisting of:


Susanne Dixen (Forperson)

Erhvervsakademi Dania
Udpeget af Danske Erhvervsakademier


Michella Søndergaard (Næstforperson)

Udpeget af Danske Studerendes Fællesråd (DSF)


Annegrete Juul

Dekan for Det Pædagogiske og Samfundsfaglige Fakultet
Københavns Professionshøjskole
Udpeget af Danske Professionshøjskoler


Bitta Nielsen

Copenhagen Business School
Udpeget af Danske Universiteter


Camilla Hutters

Leder af Nationalt Center for Erhvervspædagogik
Københavns Professionshøjskole
Udpeget af bestyrelsen


Charly Ngigi

Udpeget af Organisation for Professionshøjskolestuderende (OPS)


Johan Jespersen

Udpeget af Danske Erhvervsakademiers Studenterorganisation (DESO)


Rie Snekkerup

Vicedirektør for Uddannelsesservice
Københavns Universitet
Udpeget af Danske Universiteter