Studying with a functional impairment

Studying with a functional impairment

How to get help

Studying with a disability might take more energy and time than studying without one. Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) takes into account impairments, medical conditions, mental health difficulties or specific learning difficulties that could have an effect on your ability to study, take exams, or affect other aspects of your university life. These can include:

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


Special facilities

RSM wants to support students with a disability to complete their studies; we offer assistance in the form of study guidance, specialised software or special examination facilities such as:

  • taking your exams in a separate room with 30 minutes extra time
  • offering exam papers in A3 format
  • using a laptop to write your exam answers (except for multiple choice exams)

These facilities are provided by special request. Read on to find out about how and when to make your request, and what information is needed.

Requesting special exam facilities 

Students with a funtional impairment can submit a request via Osiris Zaak (Osiris Cases) in order to apply for exam provisions. Your request can be sumbitted throughout the academic year*. However, keep in mind the processing of your request can take up to 4 weeks. Your dyslexia statement or other offical documents can be attached to your request. Please check beforehand whether your statement meets the requirements of the EUR protocol.

I would like to submit my request now

*this applies to current RSM students. Prospective students can also submit their request via Osiris Zaak (Cases). However, provisions will only be granted after you have been admitted to the program.

Erasmus University: studying with a functional impairment (Team SMF)

On the central website of EUR you will find additional information regarding studying with a functional impairment. Team SMF can be contacted via smf@eur.nl.

Ongoing guidance and contact RSM student advisers

Students with a functional impairment are always welcome to consult the RSM student advisers for a personal appointment to discuss whether they are adequately supported with the offered facilities in their studies. E-mail msc.studyadvice@rsm.nl. Please visit our contact page for additional options.