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Functional impairment

AD(H)D, autism (ASD), blindness, deafness and dyslexia are all examples of functional impairments that can hinder your study progress or even result in a study delay. The University of Groningen has various arrangements and facilities for students with a functional impairment. Please click on the type of functional impairment below, of which you would like to read more information.


AD(H)D

What are the options?

If you encounter obstacles to studying due to AD(H)D, we will work with you to overcome these as best we can, for example, by adapting your study plan, providing extra time for examinations or helping you to register for the University’s study buddy project.


What do you have to take into account?

If AD(H)D is affecting your studies and causing you to delay your studies and/or to adjust your study plan, you should speak up as soon as possible. Your degree programme’s study advisor can talk to you about creating a realistic study plan or a possible lowering of the BSA threshold. You may also be eligible for additional facilities and/or financial arrangements in the event of a study delay. The student counsellors at the Student Service Centre (SSC) can provide you with information about this.

Please note: The University of Groningen handles all requests for exam facilities on a case-by-case basis. Facilities granted at other educational institutions are not taken over by default. Moreover, no rights can be derived from the information provided on this website.


What do you need to do?

  1. If you would like to make use of special examination facilities: please fill in the information tool , to find out which steps you should take to apply for these facilities.

  2. Would you like to adapt your study programme or do you expect to incur study delay because of your circumstances? Please book an appointment with your study advisor to inform him/her about your situation and to discuss how it may influence your study progress.



More information

  • After you applied for a degree programme of the UG, you will receive a UG computer account. This account can be used to login to the Student Portal, where you will find extensive information about this and other related subjects.

  • On the website of the national Expertise Centre Inclusive Education you will find information about various impairments and the impact that they may have on your studies, study tips as well as possible adjustments that can be made.


Autism (ASD)

What are the options?

If you encounter obstacles to studying due to ASD, we will work with you to overcome these as best we can, for example, by adapting your study plan, providing extra time for examinations or helping you to register for the University’s study buddy project.


What do you have to take into account?

If ASD is affecting your studies and causing you to delay your studies and/or to adjust your study plan, you should speak up as soon as possible. Your degree programme’s study advisor can talk to you about creating a realistic study plan or a possible lowering of the BSA threshold. You may also be eligible for additional facilities and/or financial arrangements in the event of a study delay. The student counsellors at the Student Service Centre (SSC) can provide you with information about this.

Please note: The University of Groningen handles all requests for exam facilities on a case-by-case basis. Facilities granted at other educational institutions are not taken over by default. Moreover, no rights can be derived from the information provided on this website.


What do you need to do?

  1. If you would like to make use of special examination facilities: please fill in the information tool , to find out which steps you should take to apply for these facilities.

  2. Would you like to adapt your study programme or do you expect to incur study delay because of your circumstances? Please book an appointment with your study advisor to inform him/her about your situation and to discuss how it may influence your study progress.



More information

  • After you applied for a degree programme of the UG, you will receive a UG computer account. This account can be used to login to the Student Portal, where you will find extensive information about this and other related subjects.

  • On the website of the national Expertise Centre Inclusive Education you will find information about various impairments and the impact that they may have on your studies, study tips as well as possible adjustments that can be made.


Auditory impairment

What are the options?

If you encounter obstacles to studying due to an auditory impairment, we will work with you to overcome these as best we can, for example, by offering the possibility of studying with an interpreter, adapting your study plan or adapting the examination room.


What do you have to take into account?

If an auditory impairment is affecting your studies and causing you to delay your studies and/or to adjust your study plan, you should speak up as soon as possible. Your degree programme’s study advisor can talk to you about creating a realistic study plan or a possible lowering of the BSA threshold. You may also be eligible for additional facilities and/or financial arrangements in the event of a study delay. The student counsellors at the Student Service Centre (SSC) can provide you with information about this.

Please note: The University of Groningen handles all requests for exam facilities on a case-by-case basis. Facilities granted at other educational institutions are not taken over by default. Moreover, no rights can be derived from the information provided on this website.


What do you need to do?

  1. If you would like to make use of special examination facilities: please fill in the information tool , to find out which steps you should take to apply for these facilities.

  2. Would you like to adapt your study programme or do you expect to incur study delay because of your circumstances? Please book an appointment with your study advisor to inform him/her about your situation and to discuss how it may influence your study progress.



More information

  • After you applied for a degree programme of the UG, you will receive a UG computer account. This account can be used to login to the Student Portal, where you will find extensive information about this and other related subjects.

  • On the website of the national Expertise Centre Inclusive Education you will find information about various impairments and the impact that they may have on your studies, study tips as well as possible adjustments that can be made.


Dyslexia and Dyscalculia

What are the options?

If you encounter obstacles to studying due to dyslexia or dyscalculia, we will work with you to overcome these as best we can, for example, by providing extra time during examinations, or adopting a more lenient approach to spelling or calculation errors.


What do you have to take into account?

The University of Groningen does not automatically approve facilities that you were allowed to use during your previous education. The facilities recommended are determined based on the dyslexia/dyscalculia declaration, the accompanying diagnostic report and possibly a one-on-one consultation with the student counsellor. Your degree programme’s Board of Examiners will decide which of the facilities will be allocated. The learning outcomes of the degree programme will be taken into account and the Board of Examiners will assess whether the facilities are practically feasible.

If dyslexia or dyscalculia is affecting your studies and causing you to delay your studies and/or to adjust your study plan, you should speak up as soon as possible. Your degree programme’s study advisor can talk to you about creating a realistic study plan or a possible lowering of the BSA threshold. You may also be eligible for additional facilities and/or financial arrangements in the event of a study delay. The student counsellors at the Student Service Centre (SSC) can provide you with more information about this.

To be eligible for exam facilties, it is necessary to send us a full report of the investigation that has led to the diagnosis of dyslexia. A brief declaration of your diagnosis will not be sufficient.

Please note: The University of Groningen handles all requests for exam facilities on a case-by-case basis. Facilities granted at other educational institutions are not taken over by default. Moreover, no rights can be derived from the information provided on this website.


What do you need to do?

  1. If you would like to make use of special examination facilities: please fill in the information tool , to find out which steps you should take to apply for these facilities.

  2. Would you like to adapt your study programme or do you expect to incur study delay because of your circumstances? Please book an appointment with your study advisor to inform him/her about your situation and to discuss how it may influence your study progress.



More information

  • After you applied for a degree programme of the UG, you will receive a UG computer account. This account can be used to login to the Student Portal, where you will find extensive information about this and other related subjects.

  • On the website of the national Expertise Centre Inclusive Education you will find information about various impairments and the impact that they may have on your studies, study tips as well as possible adjustments that can be made.


Physical impairment / handicap

What are the options?

If you encounter obstacles to studying due to a physical impairment, we will work with you to overcome these as best we can, for example, by adapting your study plan, modifying lecture halls and examination rooms and improving the accessibility of buildings.


What do you have to take into account?

If a physical impairment is affecting your studies and causing you to delay your studies and/or to adjust your study plan, you should speak up as soon as possible. Your degree programme’s study advisor can talk to you about creating a realistic study plan or a possible lowering of the BSA threshold. You may also be eligible for additional facilities and/or financial arrangements in the event of a study delay. The student counsellors at the Student Service Centre (SSC) can provide you with information about this.

Please note: The University of Groningen handles all requests for exam facilities on a case-by-case basis. Facilities granted at other educational institutions are not taken over by default. Moreover, no rights can be derived from the information provided on this website.


What do you need to do?

  1. If you would like to make use of special examination facilities: please fill in the information tool , to find out which steps you should take to apply for these facilities.

  2. Would you like to adapt your study programme or do you expect to incur study delay because of your circumstances? Please book an appointment with your study advisor to inform him/her about your situation and to discuss how it may influence your study progress.



More information

  • After you applied for a degree programme of the UG, you will receive a UG computer account. This account can be used to login to the Student Portal, where you will find extensive information about this and other related subjects.

  • On the website of the national Expertise Centre Inclusive Education you will find information about various impairments and the impact that they may have on your studies, study tips as well as possible adjustments that can be made.


Visual impairment

What are the options?

If you encounter obstacles to studying due to a visual impairment, we will work with you to overcome these as best we can, for example, by adapting your study plan, providing text-to-speech software or adapting an examination.


What do you have to take into account?

If a visual impairment is affecting your studies and causing you to delay your studies and/or to adjust your study plan, you should speak up as soon as possible. Your degree programme’s study advisor can talk to you about creating a realistic study plan or a possible lowering of the BSA threshold. You may also be eligible for additional facilities and/or financial arrangements in the event of a study delay. The student counsellors at the Student Service Centre (SSC) can provide you with information about this.

Please note: The University of Groningen handles all requests for exam facilities on a case-by-case basis. Facilities granted at other educational institutions are not taken over by default. Moreover, no rights can be derived from the information provided on this website.


What do you need to do?

  1. If you would like to make use of special examination facilities: please fill in the information tool , to find out which steps you should take to apply for these facilities.

  2. Would you like to adapt your study programme or do you expect to incur study delay because of your circumstances? Please book an appointment with your study advisor to inform him/her about your situation and to discuss how it may influence your study progress.



More information

  • After you applied for a degree programme of the UG, you will receive a UG computer account. This account can be used to login to the Student Portal, where you will find extensive information about this and other related subjects.

  • On the website of the national Expertise Centre Inclusive Education you will find information about various impairments and the impact that they may have on your studies, study tips as well as possible adjustments that can be made.


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