If you have a sensory or motor impairment (handicap) or problems as a result of a learning or concentration disorder, a chronic condition or dyslexia, the UvA provides various extra support. We aim to offer you the best possible study time and to prevent study delay.
Are you interested in a study at the University of Amsterdam - or are you already studying - and do you have a chronic illness or disability? In case you need adjustments in class or at exams, the UvA will gladly help.
The UvA offers, depending on your illness or disability, various possibilities for support during courses and exams in order to offer you a pleasant as possible program. Examination arrangements cannot influence the quality nor degree of difficulty of a course or study programme. Therefore, make sure to read the information below carefully, so you know what to expect in support, before you choose a study programme at the UvA.
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).
Are you a student now starting your studies at UvA and do you need an exam arrangement, because of your disability? Please visit our special walk-in hour at the start of the academic year to discuss your option(s).
For students at Humanities and Economics and Business, other counselling hours apply (scroll down).
You will receive an invitation through email about your options.
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.