Startpunt and students

Looking for help

Unfortunately, life isn’t always easy or predictable. Sad things can happen. The Startpunt is there for you when things aren’t going the way you planned. You feel stressed by what you have to do for your studies. Or you feel lonely and have little contact with other students. Do you perhaps have financial worries? Or problems with your parents? So many things can make life seem less enjoyable than you’d hoped. Perhaps you talk with your fellow students, friends or family. It often helps to tell someone about what’s bothering you or to ask someone for advice. But sometimes you need more help that what friends or family can give. Or maybe there’s a reason why you can’t turn to friends or family. Then it’s good to know where you can go in Wageningen.

Many young people find it difficult to ask for help. You want to be able to do things yourself. Perhaps you think asking for help is a sign of weakness? Or is it frightening to ask for help because you don’t know what you can expect? That’s understandable. But it’s not wise to keep questions or problems to yourself for a long time. Things don’t get better just by waiting. In fact, it can become increasingly difficult to find a solution.

Other support options

There are various way of getting advice and help in Wageningen. The Startpunt can help you, but you can also speak with your general physician, a student psychologist or a social worker. The best option depends on your problem and your situation.The staff at the Startpunt know what problems young people can encounter. And they don’t think that questions are strange. They’re there to help you if you become ill, for example, and need help and care. Whether the problem is physical or emotional. Things are confusing, you have money problems or housing problems. Or you’re having trouble with your landlord or there are problems at home.

How do we work

We listen objectively to your story and focus on your questions. We take you seriously and think with you about how your situation can be improved. We give advice that you can act on. Or we point the way to the right help. Always in line with your situation. We call this tailor-made work. So don’t wait too long if you have a problem. Come to the Startpunt or give us a call.


A meeting with a staff member of the Startpunt is free of charge.

Contact information

Visitors: Rooseveltweg 408A
Correspondence: PO Box 1 6700 AA Wageningen
Telephone: 0317-410160
WhatsApp: 06-10063526

Opening hours Startpunt

Monday to Thursday from 9:00-17:00 and Friday from 9:00-13:00.