Because of your disability, you may be entitled to extra facilities during exams. You can discuss this with your academic advisor.
The organization of the exams will see on the attendance list which facilities you may use, so that a place in the (possibly separate) room is arranged and the invigilators are informed.
Facilities and corona
Because of the corona measures, a large part of the education and exams takes place at home and online. This may affect some of your assigned facilities. Please contact your academic advisor about this.
Extra time during the exam
If you are entitled to extra time, your exams will be extended by half an hour.
You take the exam in the regular room. Take a seat in the back of the hall, room or block, so students who finish their exams early will not disturb you. Does your exam take place in multiple blocks and / or rooms (for example, blocks 02, 04, 05)? Then you take a seat at the back of the block or the room with the highest number (in this case at the back of block 05).
Extra toilet visit during the exam
If you have permission to "use the toilet during an exam", you may also go to the toilet during the first 90 minutes of the exam. Choose a place close to the toilet. This will make things easier for yourself and you avoid disturbing your fellow students unnecessarily.
Eating, walking or administering medication during exam
You can get permission to eat, walk or administer medication during exams. The condition is that you disturb other students as little as possible. For example, food that crumbles, cracks or smells strongly is not allowed. If you have permission to walk or to administer medication, leave the room briefly.
Take an exam digitally
Do you have permission to take your written exams digitally? Then you use a "facilities room". Fixed computers are set up in two rooms, on which your exam is prepared.
Taking an exam in a separate room ("facilities room")
If taking exams in the regular hall leads to serious impediments in your home, which has a negative effect on taking your exam, you may take your exam in a separate room (the "facilities room"). This provision is granted in exceptional situations and only if it is really necessary.
During VU-wide exam weeks the facilities rooms are located on the first floor in the Filosofenhof in the Main building of VU Amsterdam (1G wing). A facilities room consists of a number of small, low-stimulus rooms in which both written and digital exams can be taken by small groups of students.
In exceptional cases it is possible to use a laptop for written exams.
Dictionary for an exam
- VASVU students
If you have completed VASVU and want to use a dictionary during an exam in your bachelor's program, you must request permission for this. Ask the academic advisor about the conditions and procedure for your faculty.
- Business Administration students
Do you study Business Administration and do you have dyslexia? Then you can use an EN-NL dictionary for first and second-year exams that are taken in English. For more information, please contact your academic advisor in time.
Do you need a facility in connection with your disability that is not listed on this page? Then contact your academic advisor to discuss the options.
Please note: you can request facilities at least 14 days in advance. After that it is no longer possible.