Student counselling services

Student Counselling Services

Student Counsellors provide students with personal consultation during their studies.

Consultation is given in regard to work methods and choice of studies and professions. The service is free of charge. Student Counsellors supervise issues concerning students with disabilities and students with specific learning difficulties or special needs.

If you are thinking about enrolling at the University of Akureyri, you can meet with a Student Counsellor free of charge.


  • Monday, Thursday and Friday 8:00–16:00
  • Tuesday 9:00-18:00
  • Wednesday 9:00-14:30

Walk-in hours

  • Monday to Thursday 13:30–14:30
  • Friday 11:00-12:00

Student Counselling Services are located in the G-building, by the UNAK library.

Booking an appointment

  • We can meet in our office, online and you can also use a telerobot to speak with a Student Counsellor
  • Walk-in hours at Student Counselling Services are between 13:30 and 14:30 Monday to Thursday and 11:00-12:00 on Fridays

Book an Appointment


What do Student Counsellors do?

The services offered by Student Counsellors are individual-based. Among the tasks carried out are the following:

  • Guidance, teaching and consultation on improved methods of study and study technique
  • Consultation on choosing a course of study, study progress and selecting courses
  • Consultation, guidance and registration for special assistance
  • Teaching, for example, courses in study technique and coping with anxiety, as well as short mini courses on various aspects related to student counselling and personal counselling
  • Career counselling, interest area evaluation and courses
  • Support for students to enable them to have greater success in their studies, as well as to help them find their strengths and interests

We work for the benefit of students and look after their interests. Anything at all can be talked about and all conversations are confidential.

Support regarding special needs

The University helps students who need special assistance in their studies and during exams.

We supervise administrative measures to assist students with disabilities and students with specific learning difficulties and special needs, for example, regarding illness.

The aim is to help students to help themselves and strengthen them in their studies. The services are performed in close cooperation with the students themselves. This approach is designed to ensure that the service rendered is adjusted to the needs of those requiring it and in accordance with what UNAK is able to provide.

What should you do first?

You start by contacting us by sending an email to We are happy to help.

Psychology services

Students at the University of Akureyri can get psychological help from Student Counselling Services. The service is free of charge to students and is offered both on-site and online.

An emphasis is placed on group courses based on cognitive behavioural therapy for depression and anxiety. In addition, it is possible to request advice and support in individual interviews.

If you are interested in making use of the services, you can send an email to It is also possible to contact a Student Counsellor who refers matters to a Psychologist.

The service is not intended to treat serious psychopathology, such as long-term mental illnesses or substance-related disorders but every effort is made to refer individuals to appropriate resources within the health-care service.

Useful links

Examples of institutions and organizations that you can reach out to:

Aflið - Association against Sexual and Domestic Violence (Akureyri)
Aðalstræti 14, 600 Akureyri

Bjarkarhlíð (Reykjavík)

Bjarmahlíð (Akureyri)
Aðalstræti 14, 600 Akureyri

Grófin – Mental health stories and recovery (Akureyri)
Hafnarstræti 94, 600 Akureyri

Health services - Heilsuvera
Find the nearest healthcare centre

Hugarafl – Mindpower (Reykjavík)
Lágmúli 9, 108 Reykjavík

Miðjan (Húsavík)
Árgata 12, 640 Húsavík

Baldursgötu 7, 101 Reykjavík
Aðalstræti 14, 600 Akureyri
552-2218 (open 24/7)

Icelandic Red Cross
Efstaleiti 9

Stígamót - center for survivors of sexual violence (Reykjavík)
Laugavegur 170, 105 Reykjavík

Complaints concerning harassment