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Apply for special examination arrangements

If you have a disability or a health problem which may lead to a significant disadvantage in an examination situation, you may apply for special examination arrangements.

Application form

If you are enrolled in courses at more than one faculty, you must send an application and documentation to each faculty.

Application deadlines

  • February 1 for the spring semester
  • July 17 for The International Summer School
  • September 1 for the autumn semester

Should you become ill or suffer an injury after the deadline, you must contact your faculty's information centre as soon as possible.

Requirements for application and documentation

For an application to be evaluated, documentation must be submitted by a doctor / consultant regarding health problems/disabilities in an examination situation. The documentation must include a recommendation for special examination arrangements.

Your doctor / specialist must complete the second page of the form.

You can print out this form and let your doctor/consultant fill it out if you don't have a documentation already: 

For dyslexia, dyscalculia or dysgraphia, you must submit documentation from a speech therapist / specialist.

Examples of documentation requirements

Problems concentrating and exam nerves
Concentration problems and exam nerves are conditions that are not a basis for granting special examination arrangements. However, afflictions that are of a serious nature can, in certain cases, be considered a disability. To qualify for special examination arrangements, this must be documented by a doctor / consultant.

Allergies are treated as an acute affliction / health problem. Read more about allergy and examination

In the case of a serious tendonitis affliction, extra time or use of a PC may be granted. The need for a special examination arrangement due to tendonitis must be documented. Examples of types of special examination arrangements: extra time, PC, adjustable chair, adjustable height desk, screen wall for privacy, private seating, bed for resting, etc. Please note that access to certain types of special examination arrangements such as private seating may be limited.

Allergy and exams

Pollen allergy usually provides no basis for granting additional examination time. Read more about pollen allergy and special examination arrangements.

Application procedure

The decision to grant special examination arrangements is determined by the faculty’s examination officers and is based on the student’s application, documentation from a doctor / consultant evaluations, provisions in applicable laws and directives, and may also include academic considerations.

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