If you have a disability or chronic illness, Utrecht University will support you as much as possible in order to ensure that you complete your degree programme successfully. Examples of a disability / chronic illness include:
- visual, auditory or motor impairments;
- chronic and psychological disorders (e.g. depression, an autistic spectrum disorder, ADD or ADHD, Crohn’s disease, diabetes, asthma, rheumatism, or ME / CFS, RSI / CANS, etc.).
In case of doubt, please schedule an appointment with a Student Counsellor via Student Services.
Apply via Osiris Cases
If you want to discuss your situation and explore if you are eligible for extra support, you can indicate this via Osiris Cases. Osiris Cases is a separate file within Osiris student, the digital registration system of the UU. After you have opened your case in Osiris, you will receive a confirmation and the possibility to arrange a meeting with one of the study advisors.
Are you starting your study programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences in the coming academic year? From July onwards you can apply for facilities via Osiris student. You will receive more information about this at the beginning of July. If you already have questions about studying with a disability or chronic illness, please contact the study advisors.
If you already had a meeting with the study advisor about the need for facilities but they’re not registered in Osiris Student please send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What kind of support does the university offer?
The study advisor can provide you with the exact details of the options available to you. These will be laid down in a contract. Utrecht University also provides (financial) support to students who have suffered a serious study delay. Our services include coaching and helping you with your application at the Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO). Further information can be found on the Disability or chronic illness page.