Social and Legal Counseling

Social and Legal Counseling
Social and legal counseling is intended for students who find themselves in a difficult life situation. We provide basic and specialist advice and assistance in solving problems with a legal aspect. We help students navigate the financial and practical issues associated with studying and provide contacts to support services.

The Social and legal counseling services are provided free of charge and independently of other UO departments. Your personal data and the information you provide are confidential to us and we do not share them with anyone outside the Counseling and Career Centre.

Who are we here for?


Areas of social counselling:

  • social issues related to studies (scholarships, meals, accommodation, etc.)
  • financial issues related to studies (lack of funds, fees related to studies, studies and part-time jobs, etc.)
  • practical matters related to studying (student benefits, student card, etc.)
  • family and relationship issues (maternity, divorce, death, addiction, illness, custody issues, foster care, etc.)
  • making the social system (social services, insurance, social benefits, etc.) more transparent
  • mediation of contacts to support services (social and legal services in Ostrava, contacts to institutions where a legal claim can be made or an obligation fulfilled)

How to make an appointment?

A personal consultation with a consultant is possible by prior email or telephone appointment.

You can also use email consultations to answer simple questions.

Who's going to be looking after you?

Bc. Tereza Kuchařová
Bc. Tereza Kuchařová
Tereza Kuchařová is a graduate of the University of Ostrava and has experienced what it is like to be a student with everything that is connected to studying. She helps applicants and students to find information and answer their questions. She is a social counsellor who focuses on a difficult life situations that may occur during studies. She provides a piece of advice on possible aid and contacts of specialized organisations.

How can you contact me?
Phone: +420 553 46 1344

Updated: 02. 07. 2024