Study support for meeting graduation requirements

The special characteristics of University College Utrecht’s educational format require very active participation in small-scale, multi-directional class discussions; group work; presentations; essays and assignments; high volumes of reading; exams; occasional fieldwork (depending on the course); special projects; theses; and other forms of learning and assessment. These are the features which contribute towards the  remarkable atmosphere of scholarly commitment at  the college, and are graduation requirements for all students. 

If you live with a disability, chronic illness, serious health concerns, or require significantly different conditions in order to learn, you may request certain provisions to help you to study effectively. Utrecht University can offer students with special circumstances a range of support and accommodations for making their studies manageable. 

Utrecht University has a Platform 'Onbeperkt Studeren ('Studying without Limitations') that helps students with disabilities. The platform consists of students with disabilities, who can offer insight and support and run a buddy programme.

Learning Accommodation Agreements

Special provisions in themselves may not be assumed as automatic entitlements, though any students who may require them at University College Utrecht are asked first to discuss their needs with their Personal Tutor or the Student Life Officer, preferably within the two first weeks of the semester. Later requests may mean that there is insufficient time for any special needs to be catered for in that semester. 

In meeting the needs of University College Utrecht students it is sometimes necessary to customise some of the university’s standard provisions to take into account some of the unique features of this residential campus, curriculum and educational ethos, so that appropriate Learning Accommodation Agreements can be made.

Please note: Students must meet all graduation requirements before a diploma can be awarded. Learning Accommodation Agreements strive not to exempt students from any parts of the learning format, but rather include them in it fully. In this light there are, of course, limitations to the kind of flexibility that is possible to offer, and it might differ from that which you may have received previously at high school or at another university.