What is your study programme?

Studying with a disability, dyslexia or chronic illness

Last modified on 25-06-2022
If you have a disability, dyslexia or chronic illness, you might need special facilities and support during your studies. Find out here what kind of facilities and support the UvA offers.
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What is your study programme?
  • How to request a special facility (e.g. for examinations)Follow the steps on this page if you want to qualify for one of the UvA’s special facilities (e.g. for examinations). It is essential that you request the facility on time.
  • Examples of facilitiesAn overview of possible facilities at and outside of the UvA for students with a disability, dyslexia or chronic illness.
  • How to use your examination facilityFind out here when the examination facility granted to you applies and what you need to take into account. To do so, select your programme in the field at the top if you're not logged in.
  • Support for students with AD(H)DIf your AD(H)D has caused you problems during your studies, the student psychologist, your study adviser or a student counsellor may be able to help.
  • Support for students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)If you have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), you may benefit from additional support and assistance during your studies. The UvA offers student counselling and facilities.
  • Support for students with dyslexiaIf you are dyslexic, you can request additional examination time. You must do this at least six weeks before the date of your assessment or examination.
  • UvA IDEAsUvA IDEAs is a platform run by students with a disability who are committed to creating an accessible and inclusive UvA.
  • Digital accessibilityThe digital information that the UvA and AUAS offer must be accessible to people with a disability. We are doing our utmost to make sure of this.
  • Building accessibilityAt the UvA, we ensure that people with a disability are able to make as much use of our buildings and facilities as possible.
  • Accommodation for students with a disabilityIf you have a disability and are looking for suitable accommodation or modifications to your accommodation, here is a list of organisations that can help.
  • Working with a disabilityIf you have a disability and would like to work during or after your studies, there are various types of support available.

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Student counsellors

You can contact the student counsellors for a confidential conversation about your personal situation and your study progress. Please check our conditions for guidance here.

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