A long-term disability means an impairment that you have which has lasted longer than six months. For example, specific reading and writing difficulties/dyslexia, a neurodevelopmental disorder, mobility impairment, visual impairment or hearing loss. Students with mental health conditions can also access study support.
The study support provided is designed to suit your needs and can consist of various forms of adjustments in your studies. At the University of Gothenburg, approximately 2000 students receive study support, and they are studying at all levels of education (first, second and third cycle). Here, the term “student” also includes doctoral students.
Your course or degree certificate will not show that you have had study support during your studies.
When should I apply for study support?
You should apply for study support as soon as you have been admitted to the University of Gothenburg. If you have a more extensive disability or need educational interpreting, please contact us as soon as possible so that we have enough time to arrange what is necessary to meet your needs.
Instructions on how to apply for study support can be found further down the page.
Forms of study support
Your study support is designed by a coordinator at the Educational Affairs unit in conjunction with other people, such as teaching staff and study counsellors, involved in the programme or course you are studying.
Some forms of support can be decided by the coordinator; other forms of support can be recommended by the coordinator. Your department or examiner will then decide which recommendations you can be granted. The intended learning outcomes in the syllabus for your programme or course are what ultimately guide and determine which adjustments you can get.