Studying with a disability
More than 800 students at Tilburg University have a disability or
chronic illness which interferes with their studies. Sometimes this may
be obvious (for example if somebody is blind or uses a wheelchair), but
usually the problem is not apparent, as in the case of dyslexia,
epilepsy, MS, asthma, arthritis, diabetes, deafness, RSI and various
mental health problems.
Studying with a disability is nearly always more difficult and takes more time and energy than studying without that impairment.
To make studying easier for people with a disability, a number of special arrangements and specialist facilities are available to these students.
For understandable reasons, it is often difficult to be open about your disability. Nevertheless, it is wise to overcome this fear and contact the education coordinator for your particular course. Make sure you find out about your rights and obligations and act on them.
If you need special arrangements for your written exams, you can request for an individual arrangement on the ground of written medical proof. Fill out the form on the website, where you will also find instructions about the procedure.
For questions or more information,
please contact a Dean