The University of Amsterdam would like students to develop themselves in a stimulating and pleasant setting. In case you have a disability, dyslexia or chronic illness, special adjustments and support might be needed. We offer different sorts of support and counselling, to be able to offer you the best possible study time.
Are you interested in a study at the University of Amsterdam - or are you already studying - and do you have a disability? In case you need adjustments in class or at exams, we will gladly help.
The UvA offers, depending on your disability, various possibilities for support during courses and exams in order to offer you a pleasant as possible program. However, examination arrangements cannot influence the quality nor degree of difficulty of a course or study programme. In the information below, you can read what to expect in support from us.
The study adviser is your first point of contact within the program, for example if you have questions about your timetable or planning. The details of the study adviser can be found on the page of your study.
For psychological problems, please contact a student psychologist.
If you have study-related health problems (such as RSI and stress), you may also contact a student doctor.
If you would like advice or support when looking for, or applying for, a job, please contact the Student Careers Centre. Our career advisers have experience in guiding students with various limitations and/or special personal circumstances.
UvA IDEAs (previously: Student Disability Platform) is a platform run by students with a disability who are committed to creating an accessible and inclusive UvA where every student has the opportunity to get the most out of his or her studies without obstacles as a result of a disability and/or chronic illness.
If you haven’t found the answers you were looking for, please don't hesitate to send an email to the address below. Your question will be answered within a week.
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