Circumstances affecting your studies.

If you have a disability, chronic illness or mental health issues, you may need special services or guidance during your studies. We can help you to get the best out of yourself and your studies, such as by granting you extra time to take an examination or allowing the use of a laptop with speech software. We also offer all kinds of training courses, for example on planning and organizing your studies or dealing with stress and fear of failure. In addition, it is possible to agree on an adjusted study schedule and to receive an exemption from the binding recommendation. But how do you arrange this? We can help you with tips and information on how to apply for extra support as a (prospective) student.  

Prospective student?

Are you starting a degree program at TU/e soon and need extra support? When registering in Studielink, indicate that you need extra support and contact our student counselors via at least three months before the start of the academic year. The student counselor will discuss your situation with you and can request facilities for you.  
To request the standard examination time extension (10-minute extension per hour), you do not need to make an appointment with the student counselor. If you upload an expert’s report via the digital registration form that you receive from us in July, we will make sure that your examination extension is arranged before the start of the academic year. 

What is your situation?

Is your situation not listed here? Make an appoinment with your academic advisor to discuss your situation.

What can the TU/e do for you?

If you are facing circumstances that affect your studies, you can turn to TU/e’s student guidance for the study guidance and facilities that are needed. We work with you to help you eliminate as many obstacles as possible and prevent or limit a study delay due to your circumstances. 

Talk to the academic advisor of your program if you are experiencing problems due to personal circumstances. The academic advisor will guide you in choosing courses, in setting up an adjusted study schedule if the circumstances have caused or are causing a study delay or in providing space for (medical) treatment. The academic advisor supports you in arranging necessary adjustments within your program. 

Discuss with a student counselor the possibilities of using examination facilities such as: 

  • the standard examination time extension (10-minute extension per hour). 
  • the use of a notebook and text-to-speech software. 
  • examinations with a larger font size/A3 format. 
  • examination location with few stimuli. 
  • standing tables/ergonomic chairs.  
  • diabetes-related measures (glucose meter, medication, food). 

You can also contact the student counselor for independent advice and (financial) support arrangements in the event of study delay due to your personal circumstances. Keep in mind that you need to inform your academic advisor and the student counselor as soon as possible, if you believe that your studies will be delayed by extenuating personal circumstances. 


Financial arrangements

If you have incurred a study delay during your performance grant period due to special circumstances (such as a disability or chronic illness), you may be eligible for an extra year of:

It is important that you report the circumstances that are causing the study delay to your academic advisor or student counselor within two months. Feel free to make an appointment with a student counselor if you would like to learn more about these arrangements. The student counselor will discuss your eligibility with you. 

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We are happy to provide you with more information. You can send an email to or make an appointment with a student counselor online. You can also contact the academic advisor of the department where you are studying or will be studying. 
Naturally, the content of any conversations will always be kept confidential.