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;
  • dyslexia;
  • ADD / ADHD;
  • an autistic spectrum disorder;
  • chronic and psychological disorders (e.g. chronic depression, Crohn’s disease, diabetes, asthma, rheumatism etc.).

How to request special facilities?

You can submit a request for special facilities via OSIRIS Student (tab Cases > Application for special facilities). An example of a special facility is extra time when sitting exams.

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.

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.

If you are delayed in your studies as a consequence of circumstances beyond your control (e.g. disability), you may be eligible for financial support. 

Further information about support can be found on the Studying with a disability page.

Studying without Limitations is a peer to peer group for students with a disability. The members of the Platform are experts by experience, and are happy to share their knowledge with you.