Student life can be challenging. Sometimes it helps to talk about difficult thoughts and feelings before they become bigger issues.

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If you have questions concerning practical matters about your studies, such as grading, semester registration or re-sit exams, you must contact a Study Advisor at Nord University.

If you want to talk to someone else - or if you need help during periods we have closed - there are several other helplines you may contact.

View other helplines here, including "The Student Phone".


In the course of your studies, you can experience situations that can be difficult to deal with on your own. At these times, you may come to the counselling service with any questions or issues you might have.

These can be, for example:

  • Personal challenges such as relationship difficulties, heartbreak, social stress and anxiety.
  • Study-related difficulties such as motivation, delays, concentration problems, exam anxiety or time management.
  • Economic issues such as student loans, debt and public benefits.
  • Other challenges like substance abuse, eating disorders, anxiety and depression.

The counselling service can also help you get in contact with public services, and facilitate cooperation with them, and the university.

The service is free and we are bound by confidentiality.


You can book an individual appointment in the counseling service premises, or an appointment by phone or video. Some also offer walk and talk sessions. See the counselling service in Bodø and their services below - and find the type of session that suites you.

Long waiting list?

If the counselling service at your campus has a long waiting list, you can book a session on video or phone from one of the other Nord University campuses. 

See overwiev and book a video or phone session here.

University chaplain and Quiet room

Svein Valle is the University Chaplain at Nord University. Svein is available to all students, and offers counselling both in life and study situations, and also in external and spiritual issues.

If you need a break from a hectic study routine, or need silence and time to sort out your own thoughts, you can make use of the "Quiet Room" located in the basement by the Main Canteen "Hovedkantina".

Svein Valle - BODØ
University Chaplain

Svein Valle

Book appointment for:

• Counselling via Teams
Tel. 412 58 625

Ingvild Kirkhus - BODØ
Health Nurse

Book appointment for:

• Counselling via Teams 
Walk and talk  
Tel. 473 89 111

Stine Marie Sivertsen - BODØ
Student Counsellor
- Get help with psychosocial challenges

If you have questions concerning practical matters about your studies you must contact a Study Advisor at Nord University.

Stine Sivertsen

Book appointment for:

Counselling via Teams 
Walk and talk
Tel. 901 95 014

Map of the Bodø campus which illustrates where the counseling service is located. They are located at the A entrance., click to open in lightbox

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