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Special examination arrangements for students with a disability

Social Sciences

When are you eligible for a special arrangement?

Depending on your disability, you may be eligible for a special examination arrangement. This arrangement is necessary to sit the examination, but must not conflict with the learning outcomes for the degree programme. Contact a student counsellor to discuss the options available to you.

When does the special arrangement granted apply?

For Graduate School of Social Sciences, the special arrangement applies only for:

  • examinations that you sit during the period for which the arrangement has been granted;
  • examinations for courses attended in Graduate School of Social Sciences. If you also take courses in another programme, you should ask whether you can make use of this special arrangement there, and, if so, how;
  • official examinations (on location) and not for (interim) tests in the classroom or writing assignments.

What factors do you need to take into account?

Please take account of the following:

  • If you apply for additional examination time, you will be given an additional 15 minutes per hour for each examination, with a maximum of 30 minutes.
  • You will sit the examination at the same location as regular students, unless otherwise agreed with your study adviser.
  • Always report to the invigilator at the start of the examination, so he/she can instruct you where to sit.
  • If you have been granted the customised (‘Custom made advice’) adjustment or arrangement, you should discuss with the study adviser (for the degree programme where you are taking courses) how the additional adjustment or arrangement can be achieved.
  • If you do not intend to sit an examination for a course for which you are registered, you must report to the Education Desk to cancel the special arrangement/adjustment at least two weeks before the examination concerned.


If you have any questions about this policy or the rules, please do not hesitate to contact the study adviser.