Studying with a functional impairment

Studying with a functional impairment

Studying with a disability might take more energy and time than studying without a disability.  RSM considers any impairment, medical condition, mental health difficulty or specific learning difficulty that has an impact on your ability to study or on any other aspect of university life: 

  • Visual, hearing, sensory impairments
  • Specific learning difficulties (eg dyslexia, dyspraxia)
  • Autism spectrum disorder (eg Asperger Syndrome)
  • Concentration disorders (eg ADD, ADHD)
  • Medical conditions (eg epilepsy, asthma, diabetes) 
  • Mental health difficulties (eg depression, phobia)
  • Any other condition which has a significant effect on your ability to study

The RSM wants to support students with a disability as much as possible in order to successfully complete their studies by offering study guidance, software and special examination facilities. In order to meet your individual needs, we would like to invite you for a meeting with the student adviser. In this meeting the full range of information, advice and support available, can be discussed. Only after meeting with the student adviser you can apply for possible examination facilities offered by the Examination Board of the department such as: 

  • Taking your exam in a separate room with 30 minutes extra time (M1-5 statement) 
  • Large print formats (exam papers)
  • Taking your exam on a laptop

You can schedule an appointment with the student adviser through the online-appointment system.

The website of the Examination Board provides you with more information on examination facilities. More information about material or physical accessibility issues or about financial facilities (extension of your Dutch student grant or other financial support) can be found on the website ‘Studying with a functional impairment’. Through this website you can also apply for an intake-meeting with one of the student counselors of Erasmus University.