Student Counseling

Students often experience stress (e.g., personal, social, and financial) during their University life. While many students cope, others feel frustrated and overwhelmed. The counselor at the Student Counseling Unit (SCU) is expected to support UD students by addressing and helping them successfully overcome psychological, relational and personal challenges at UD.


The Student Counseling Unit (SCU) offers, within the limits of its resources, confidential and culturally appropriate counseling services to all registered students experiencing problems or concerns that affect their personal progress and sense of well-being. Students often seek counseling to examine issues such as relationships, family problems, stress, cultural differences, assertiveness, self-esteem, depression and anxiety. The services include:

  • Individual Counseling: This is provided to students concerned about personal, social, academic and moral issues. The process takes between 3 to 8 sessions depending on the case. Each session lasts between 45 to 60 minutes.
  • Group Counseling: This is provided to students with similar concerns but in a group format. Groups are typically formed of 6 to 8 students, and meet weekly, for a period of 60 to 90 minutes.
  • Consultations: These are usually one-off sessions for urgent matters to help students in making the right decisions, for example. Consultations typically last for 45 to 60 minutes.
  • Training programs and life skills workshops include such topics as: exam stress, time-management skills and social skills.

Office Hours

The Student Counseling Unit (SCU) is located at UD new campus in the Academic city second floor. The office hours for SCU are Sunday through Thursday from 8:30AM to 5:00PM. Any student in need of an urgent appointment will be given priority in meeting with the student counselor. Walk-in visits or self-referrals by phone or email are also welcome.

For appointment’s: 04 5566 800 (Ext. 820) or Email:

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+971 4 5566 800

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University of Dubai

Academic city
Emirates road
Dubai - UAE
P. O. Box: 14143