International students and PhD candidates often face psychological problems as a result of stress and cultural communication differences, says licensed psychologist Paula Meesters of the TU Delft Student and Career Support.

1 International students experience more stress than Dutch students.


2 Internationals often try to deal with psychological problems themselves for too long.


3 They can go to the TU Delft psychologists for help.


4 The psychologists take cultural differences into account.


5 Which question do you want to

elaborate on?

“On question three. International students and PhD candidates are always welcome, with smaller and bigger issues. We offer individual support and group courses. The courses are focused on learning, dealing with stress, fear of failing, perfectionism, but also on high expectations of others and motivation. One of our psychologists is trained in the specific difficulties PhD’s often face.,,

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