Studying with a disability

Going to university can be quite terrifying especially for students with a disability. We from Amino find it really important to support these students as well as we can.  Therefore, we have made this overview of everything the university and some outside organizations have to offer students with a disability.


The university offers a wide variety  of services for students with a disability. All the information can we find on the UU website. It can be difficult to find information on the website. So, we made an overview of all the important information for you.

The study advisor (lauw Klaassen) will be the first person to contact at the university. We would advise you to make an appointment with him in which he can explain all the services the university has to offer to you and the practical provisions you can apply for, for example extra time during your exams. You will also make sure you are registered correctly in OSIRIS, that way you automatically get the asked services when you enroll in a course.

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Student counsellors inform and advise students with disabilities on financial questions and problems. To schedule an appointment, contact

Student psychologists can help you to solve study-related problems. Unfortunately, they cannot help you with personal problems. For more information or to book an appointment go to website:

Studying without Limitations is a peer to peer group for students with a disability. The members of this Platform give informational talks at the open days or to teachers of the UU. Besides that the Platform has set up a buddy programme: a project that pairs you with an experienced student, the buddy. This buddy has a similar disability, which makes them an expert by experience. The buddy is there to support you, primarily in two ways: by making you familiar within the university and individual informing. For instance, the buddy knows exactly who you can go to for which problem; by being there for you, for example by having coffee together and talking about personal experiences and obstacles you have run into. When more support is needed a buddy can help you get in contact with the right person ( for example study advisor/ student psychologist)

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The university offers a variety of workshops for students with a disability. You can find them here
It can also be useful to take a look at the workshops from Skillslab and Career services to see if they have anything to offer that is useful to you.