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Study support for students with disabilities

Study support and COVID-19

About COVID-19 and study support for students with disabilities

Illustration depicting different graphic figuresAll students at the University of Gothenburg should have the opportunity and means to complete their studies. Several forms of assistance are therefore available to support and help you if you feel that your studies or study situation is difficult. Students with disabilities can get study support.

What is study support for students with disabilities?

Study support is intended for persons with a disability. The support will be structured according to your particular needs and may comprise several kinds of adjustments.

Examples of support include help with note-taking, course literature in accessble formats, adjustments to examinations, support from a mentor or special software that can make reading and writing easier.

How do I apply for study support?

You must first make a digital application via the NAIS system to access study support. A coordinator will contact you to book a personal meeting when we have received your application.

Apply for study support

When we meet you, we will ask you to explain in more detail how your disability is affecting your studies and your study situation. You may not have a clear idea of what you need help with and we will then try to find solutions tailored to your needs.

Who can get study support?

You need documentation confirming your disability to gain access to study support. Your disability must be of a permanent nature, that is, not temporary. Students with mental health problems can also gain access to study support. A medical certificate or a certificate from a psychologist is required. Speech therapists or special needs teachers may also issue certificates for dyslexia.

Investigations of diagnoses or illnesses for use as supporting information concerning a need for study support are not conducted at the University of Gothenburg.

  • If you become temporarily sick or suffer an injury

    For example, if you break a bone or require surgery during your studies, contact your department. They can answer questions for you on how you can get support. This also applies if your pregnancy were to affect your studies.

    You cannot get study support for a temporary injury or illness because it is not a disability under Sweden’s Discrimination Act.

The University Library’s service for students with reading impairments

You can order course literature in accessible formats via the University Library if you find it difficult to read written text. This applies to students with, for example, reading and writing difficulties, dyslexia, impaired vision, concentration difficulties or other disabilities.

Accessible course literature

Contact the University Library to get access to accessible course literature. You do not need to have a documented disability, but you must personally certify that your ability to read is impaired.

Service for students with reading impairments on the University Library’s website

Apply for study support

Become a mentor!

Contact coordinators for study support

Please contact us by email if you have any questions or want to talk about study support: pedagogisktstod@gu.se.

Page Manager: Educational Affairs|Last update: 6/10/2020
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Print date: 2021-10-17

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