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(Chronic) Illness

A temporary or chronic illness can hinder your progress or affect your stamina. The University of Groningen has various arrangements and facilities for students with a temporary or chronic illness.

What are the options?

If you encounter obstacles to studying due to an illness, we will work with you to overcome these as best we can, for example, by adapting your study plan and/or the examination room, or to let you use your medication during an exam.

What do you need to take into account?

If a temporary or chronic illness 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.

Wat 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.

    In this flyer you will find a schematic overview of the entire step-by-step plan for applying for 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.

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