Requesting provisions

If you are studying at Erasmus University and you have an impairment that means you need extra support in order to graduate successfully, please let us know this as soon as possible. If your impairment is already known, it is advisable that you let us know prior to starting the study programme. If the impairment is only diagnosed during your studies, it is important that you contact your study advisor as quickly as possible. Use the following step-by-step plan to request provisions:

    • Report your personal circumstances to your study advisor. Use this overview to find out which study advisors work in your faculty. It is important that you report to your study advisor if you want to request provisions.
    • Make an appointment with your study advisor if you wish to speak with him or her about your situation and if you think you may need to request provisions.
    • The interview with your faculty study advisor takes place.
    • Discuss the study programme and mention the areas for which you expect to need additional support.
    • If you think that radical adaptations will be necessary to be able to study at Erasmus University, it is recommended that you make an appointment with your study advisor as early as possible (if possible: prior to the start of your study). You can discuss your needs during this interview, and the study advisor can identify what is possible.
    • Before the study advisor can help you make your request, you will need to submit a statement. Depending on the impairment, a medical statement from a doctor, psychologist or remedial educationalist is sufficient.
    • Discuss which provisions you wish to access together with the study advisor.
    • Sometimes you may need extremely specific adaptations. In such cases, your study advisor can also refer you to the ‘studying with a functional impairment’ team. You should make an appointment with one of the counsellors specialising in this topic. They can offer advice on complex issues including student grants/and or loans, adaptations or provisions to enable you to continue to follow the teaching or help you with personal issues that you prefer to discuss outside the study programme. The counsellor can offer you or the study advisor advice or can initiate a process for you.
    • Work with the study advisor to make an official request to the Examination Board.

     

    • You will receive a decision from the Examining Board. This decision will state the provisions that have been allocated to you.
    • Should your request be rejected, you can lodge an appeal.
    • Discuss with your study advisor when will be a good time to evaluate the provisions.
    • Various employees will arrange the allocated provisions.
    • If things don’t work out as planned, please inform your study advisor in time!
    • Evaluate the allocated provisions.
    • If any adaptations are needed, the process will start again from step 4.
    • Often services are allocated for a certain period. Check which period applies to you!
    • If you have been allocated a provision for a certain amount of time, make a new request in plenty of time.
    • Make a timely appointment with a study advisor if your situation changes.