Utrecht University wants every student to feel welcome and to have the support they need to succeed. If you have a disability or chronic illness, you can request additional support to enable you to study more effectively.

You may be eligible for additional support if you have:

  • dyslexia
  • a chronic illness and/or mental health condition (ASD, AD(H)D, depression, Crohn's disease, diabetes, asthma, rheumatism, ME/CFS, RSI/CANS, etc.)
  • a visual, auditory or motor impairment

Depending on your situation, you may be eligible for additional support, such as extra time for exams or the use of special software.

Procedure

Please contact your Study Advisor well before you start your degree programme to discuss your situation and determine the support options available to you during your studies. These may differ from the services you had at a previous university or school. Agreements regarding these special services will be laid down in a contract. It is important to seek contact as soon as possible, to ensure that there is enough time to make the necessary arrangements. You may have to request support again when starting your Master's degree programme. You can check this with the Study Advisor of your Master's programme.

You can contact the Study Advisor for your degree programme via your Faculty Student Desk. Please note that the counselling system at University College Utrecht is different: it has a dedicated Disability Services Coordinator, who you can contact in regards to studying with a disability

Accessibility

We offer information about the accessibility (such as wheelchair accesibility, elevators, quiet rooms) of university buildings on the web pages of the buildings,

The UU is working on improving the accessibility of our buildings.  As a student you can report issues (such as key cabinets that are too high, thresholds that are too high, etc.).yourself, via the Facility Service Centre (FSC).

More information and contact

  • Utrecht University has a Studying without Limitations platform that helps students with disabilities. The platform consists of students with disabilities, who can offer insight and support and run a buddy programme.
  • Read more about the financial provisions for studying with a disability.
  • Contact your study advisor, a student psychologist or a student counsellor