Student Support

Dear Esperians,
We are Celine Prins (she/her) and Lina Amelung (she/her) and as of this year we will be Esperia’s Student Support. We are there for all kinds of questions.

Think of housing in Groningen, letters sent to you by the Dutch official authorities, health care, insurances, bank issues and other practical matters. Is your question more general about living on your own for the first time? Like how does your washing machine work or what’s the best place to study in Groningen? Don’t hesitate, you can ask us anything!

Please do keep in mind that we are not professional problem solvers, but our experience may help you out: Celine works for the municipality and Lina has experience in settling in Groningen as an international student. And if we don’t have the solution, we can always refer you to the right person or organisation. You can contact us by sending an email to, or ask a board member for one of our phone numbers! 

A small disclaimer: the Student Support is an advisory body and, therefore, is not responsible and cannot be held accountable for any consequences that might arise from your issue.

The University of Groningen offers a lot of useful information on their website about things you need to arrange when studying in the Netherlands and life in Groningen in general.

If you have any question regarding the study programme of ELC you can contact the following people: 

The website of the municipality of Groningen provides you with some general information about housing. 

Linked below are some website on which you can find offers for student rooms:

International Housing Websites:

 Find information about housing allowances on the website of the government of The Netherlands here.

Have your administration in order with these useful links:

Other things that are good to know:

When exams start to feel like going to the dentist

Like many of us I tend to dread going to the dentist. Luckily my dental health is pretty good so these visits are not that frequent, but on the day of I feel very reluctant. Always have. Those sounds when they’re poking between your teeth with their little hooks, the feel of it.. It gives me the shivers even thinking of it now. 

I’ve tried many things to try and make my time in the dentist seat more bearable. Going to your “happy place” in times of difficulty is a recommendation I’ve often heard in American series or movies. 

Read more about how mindfulness can help you with difficult moments, such as a third resit. Members are entitled to a free first consultation. You are welcome within a week. Feel free to contact us for further information by sending an email to 

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