If you have a disability or dyslexia, you may qualify for an examination facility. An important condition is that the examination provisions are necessary and that these provisions do not conflict with the learning outcome of the programme.
In order to request an arrangement, you will need proof of your disability or dyslexia. The following proof is required:
Please note: facilities at the UvA may deviate from advice for facilities by experts or other educational institutions.
Request a facility at least 6 weeks before you have a test or exam. In case you need specific arrangements during your education, please notify your programme in good time before the start of your studies. If you do not request this in time, the faculty or programme may not be able to realise the facility.
From 17 August to 30 September 2020, daily from 13:00-14:00, we have a temporary extra telephone consultation hour to request facilities for exams or education, for students with a disability, a (chronic) illness or other medical circumstances. Call: +31 (0)20 525 1401; dial a 5 to be connected to the student counsellor. Please note: this telephone consultation hour is not for the request of facilities when you have dyslexia; for that, you can visit our website about dyslexia.
Please make an appointment with a student counsellor to start the application for an exam or other arrangement. You can do this either through the referral of a study adviser, or directly yourself. After the appointment, the student counsellor will advice your study programme, on the the basis of your dyslexia report or other supplied statement, about the type of arrangement(s) you need and the duration of the arrangement period.
If you have dyslexia, check out the Dyslexia video. In this case, you don’t need to make an appointment for the arrangement of extra exam time, as uploading your dyslexia report is sufficient. Go to the web page about dyslexia for further information.
Check the overview of (lecture) rooms that are accessible to students with restricted mobility.
In order to provide one or more facilities for you, specific provisions of the faculty/programme apply. Below you can find the links to the procedure of your faculty/programme. Select the link of your faculty and read the information carefully, so you can arrange your provision it in time.