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Studying with AD(H)D

If you have ADHD or ADD, it can be difficult to focus your attention on your study. You may have trouble to concentrate on one subject for a long time. Also, it can be difficult to bring structure in your new environment and your study. A lot of initiative and independence will be expected of you, and there is less guidance than you were used to in high school.

If you experience problems in your studies, we will help you to find solutions. Examples include:

  • An adapted room where you can make your examinations, or extra time.
  • Adapted study pace.
  • Financial support in the event of study delay.
  • Participation in the Study Support Group for students with AD(H)D.
  • a study buddy.

What should you do?

  1. Make an appointment with the study advisor of your degree programme and discuss the available opportunities.
  2. Make an appointment with a student counsellor of the Student Service Centre. A student counsellor
    • informs you about the financial and legal regulations.
    • can draw up a letter of recommendation about which adaptation will be necessary for you to follow you study programme.

Take a medical (or psychological) declaration with you to the meeting with the study advisor or student counsellor. If you want, a coach or one of your parents can accompany you to these meetings.

Important
It's important that you keep to the agreements made. Otherwise you do not qualify for financial support.

For more information:

  • You can find information about various disabilities on the website of the national expertise centre Handicap & Studie. You can also find information about the consequences for your study and possible adaptations. (also available in English)

Ben je een Nederlandse studiekiezer? Ga dan naar onze pagina's voor Nederlandse studenten.

Last modified:11 March 2019 10.52 a.m.