Extra support during your studies
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.
What is your situation?
Is your situation not listed here? Make an appoinment with your academic advisor to discuss your situation.
Studying with dyslexia
Studying with sensory impairment
Studying with AD(H)D
Studying with autism
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.
- The binding recommendation on the continuation of studies (BSA) when you are at risk of not meeting the standard because of extenuating personal circumstances.
- A performance grant provision ('voorziening prestatiebeurs') from DUO.
- TU/e Student Financial Support fund
- Support for Examination
- Study management advisor
- Student psychologist
- Support for social life
Good to know
Have you discovered during your studies that you need certain facilities? Please contact the student counselors via email@example.com at least five weeks before the start of the examination period. Some facilities that have already been granted to you must be requested again for each examination period. More information on this can be found on the education guide page on 'requesting special facilities for an exam'.Read more
Do you know already before the start of your studies that you will need certain facilities? Contact our student counselors via firstname.lastname@example.org at least three months before the start of the academic year.Read more
To make use of certain facilities, you sometimes need to be able to provide proof. This will usually be a recent medical declaration or a statement from a psychologist or a remedial educationalist from a BIG, NIP or NVO-registered testing agency.Read more
If you cannot study for a certain period of time (more than two months), it may be sensible to temporarily terminate your enrollment. Consultation with a student counselor is necessary to determine what is best for you. The student counselor can give you more information about terminating enrollment and re-registering (re-entry).Read more
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:
- Study grant from DUO (extension of the performance grant)
- Financial support from TU/e’s student financial support.
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.