Having a functional impairment can form a hindrance for you as a student during your study. The EUR can offer you additional provisions including extra time for exams and educational arrangements. You can also request help if you need additional provisions only temporarily, for instance if you have broken a leg or are suffering from a concussion.
Which provisions are available?
- Up to 30 minutes additional time on your exams
- Use of a PC when taking a test
- Special software is available, for example Readspeaker’s TextAid for students with dyslexia
- A disability parking permit so you can park in an accessible place on campus
What is the procedure?
Contact your programme’s study advisor well before the start of your study programme so that you can arrange the additional provisions you need. The study advisor will explain what is possible and can help you request these provisions in time. Requests for provisions during tests and education must always be approved by your study programme’s Examining Board. On average, this can take up to 6 weeks.
Please note: an official diagnosis or medical statement from your doctor is always required before you can receive extra provisions.
The dyslexia protocol is used for the approval of provisions for students with dyslexia. Please make sure that you check whether your dyslexia statement meets all the criteria stated in the dyslexia protocol prior to applying for extra provisions.
When the exam committee has approved your request for extra exam provisions, please take into account that most of these are carried out by the central examination organisation. They have written down their procedure for students with a functional impairment in section 5b of the rules for examinations. Please make sure to review the procedure before your first exam.
In some cases you may be eligible for financial support.
Handicap + Studie provides information on funding.
Where can I find more information?
If you have any questions about your study programme’s provisions, please contact your study programme’s study advisor.
Here you will find an overview of email addresses of the study advisors.
If you have any general questions or comments, feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Courses and training sessions
As well as the above provisions, the EUR also offers additional support in the form of various courses and training sessions, including ‘studying with dyslexia’ and ‘studying with ADHD’. Please bear in mind that these courses are only offered a few times a year. It is wise to inform your study advisor at the start of the academic year if you are interested in one of these courses. They can inform you in time when one of the courses is due to take place. For more information, please also keep an eye on SIN-online, the calendar on our website and the Erasmus Student Service Centre Facebook page.