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Special examination arrangements for students with a disability

Special examination arrangements for students with a disability

The arrangements stated below apply for Bachelor's, pre-Master's, Master's and Research Master's students in Communication Science.

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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.

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When does the special arrangement granted apply? 

For students in Communication Science, 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 [degree programme]. 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; 

Which factors do you need to take into account? 

  • If you apply for additional examination time, you will be given an additional 15 minutes every hour, for each examination.
  • 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 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 advisers.

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