If you have a disability or chronic illness, you may request additional provisions to to enable you to study more effectively. Utrecht University is committed to making it easier for students with a disability to carry on their studies and has developed a variety of different schemes, regulations and facilities for this purpose. For example, if you suffer from any of the following:
- visual, auditory and motor impairments;
- chronic and psychological disorders (including, depression, an autistic spectrum disorder, ADD or ADHD, Crohn's disease, diabetes, asthma, rheumatism, ME/CFS, RSI/CANS, etc.).
The Study Advisor for your degree programme can provide you with the exact details of the options available to you, in terms of specially adapted services, financial assistance and other support you can avail of during your studies. The agreements regarding the special provisions will be laid down in a contract.
Do you have a written certificate from a medical professional? If so, please take it along with you to your meeting with the Study Advisor.
It is important to contact the necessary persons as soon as possible - preferably well before you start the degree programme - to ensure that there is enough time to make the necessary preparations.
The brochure 'Studying at Utrecht University with a disability' explains the provisions offered at Utrecht University for students with a disability and provides details regarding eligibility criteria and the persons to be contacted. It also includes a step-by-step plan and a list of useful addresses.