The University of Amsterdam would like students to develop themselves in a stimulating and pleasant setting. In case you have a disability, special adjustments and support might be needed. We offer different sorts of support and counseling, 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.
We offer, 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. Facilities at the UvA may deviate from advice for facilities by experts or other educational institutions.
To request an examination or another arrangement, you can make an appointment with a student counsellor. This can be through a referral from the student adviser or directly. The student counsellor will advise the contact person of your programme, based on your medical report or submitted dyslexia report, about your eligibility for the arrangement(s) and the period of validity of this/these arrangement(s).
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.
The Student Disability Platform is made up of students with a disability who want to jointly ensure that every student has the chance to get as much out of their studies as possible without experiencing any obstacles from the UvA arising from their disability.
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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