Before requesting a facility, please read the information on facilities during examinations and on campus below. Be sure to request a facility three weeks in advance because the terms for applying differ per faculty. At the bottom of this page, you will also find more information on financial support available and information on registering your disability and/or chronic illness.
Contact your academic advisor
For all your questions about studying with a functional disability and/or chronic illness and to request all the facilities you need, please contact your academic advisor.
- applying for facilities on campus
- educational facilities (including adjusted planning, attendance requirement)
- facilities for exams (including extra time)
- (possible) study delay due to your functional disability
- help with study planning
- questions about the Binding recommendation on continuation of studies (BSA)
In some cases you can receive financial support from the Dutch government (DUO) because of your functional disability or chronic illness. If you think you might meet the requirements for this, contact the student counsellor. You can find more information on financial support at the bottom of this page.
At the Infopoint Studying with a Functional Disability (SMF) you can ask general questions about studying at the VU or the accessibility of the campus. In some cases you can be redirected to the academic advisors of your faculty. Are you not a student yet but thinking of applying to the VU? You can contact the Infopoint SMF for any questions regarding studying at the VU with a functional disability or chronic illness or accessibility of the campus. The Infopoint SMF can also help you to reach out to other students with functional disabilities or chronic illnesses or with getting involved in improving the VU for students with functional disabilities. You can contact the Infopoint SMF by sending an email to email@example.com or by making an appointment for a consultation by phone in the online agenda.
If you indicate that you have a functional disability when registering at VU Amsterdam in Studielink you will be informed about relevant topics in the field of studying with a functional disability via a newsletter, if desired.