Dyslexia and Studies

VU Amsterdam provides support and facilities for students with dyslexia. However, a student with dyslexia is advised to thoroughly explore the requirements of the selected course before enrollment. In the digital study guide  more information can be found about subjects, course books and other reading material as well as the language used during classes.

Study advisor and student counsellor
The study advisor at the faculty is your first point of contact. He or she can help you plan your studies and organises specific exams provisions (e.g. additional time). It is important that you also connect to a study counselor, because he or she is the person who can take care of financial arrangements in case of a study delay.

Home page Dyslexia in Blackboard
Within the SCHIB Community in Blackboard (the digital learning environment of VU Amsterdam) there is a separate homepage about studying with dyslexia, with open-access pages. Unfortunately, these pages are as yet in Dutch.

Dyslexia Theme Meetings
Several times per year SCHIB organises a special meeting for students with dyslexia. Please check the agenda in the blackboard community for dates and themes.

Learning support courses
Students with dyslexia may find some useful courses or workshops at CSL (Course and Career Information Centre). The centre offers among others a training course in Speedlearning.

VU Amsterdam has specific facilities for students with dyslexia, physical disabilities or a (chronic) illness. For instance, there is a lending service from which you can borrow specialist support software and hardware.