Disability-related and other support

Reasonable facilities

Studying with a disability

  • Are you a student with a disability?

  • physical disability
  • hearing impairment
  • visual impairment
  • chronic disease, e.g. diabetes, cardiovascular disease, etc.
  • dyslexia
  • autism spectrum disorder
  • AD(H)D
  • developmental impairment
    e.g. tic disorder, developmental coordination disorder (DCD), developmental dysphasia, developmental stutter
  • psychiatric disability
    e.g. mood disorder, anxiety disorder, etc.
  • another functional impairment
    e.g. dyscalculia, functional impairment of pain functions, skin and related structures

AND

is the loss of function

- permanent and long-lasting: actual or expected loss of function and/or preventive follow-up required for at least 12 months 
- serious: do you experience an impact on your academic activities

Then you can register as a student in special circumstances and use facilities in teaching and evaluations.

Do you have a specific problem that lasts less than 12 months? E.g. broken wrist, pregnancy, specific complaints but no diagnosis ...
Don't hesitate to contact your academic advisor to see what arrangements are possible.

  • What certificates do I need? What facilities are possible? 

As a recognized student with a disability, you can apply for facilities during teaching and exams.
For some functional limitations, the university has approved certain minimum facilities. 
You can request extra facilities via your student file if there are no approved minimum facilities for your disability.

What certificates do I need to submit, and what facilities can I appeal to?

  • How to apply for facilities?

As soon as you enrol at UHasselt, you can apply to be recognized as a 'student with special needs'.

  • Through your student file - special circumstances - you can upload the necessary certificates and apply for facilities
  • After registering via your student file, the disability officer will invite you for an intake interview to discuss your expectations and possible facilities and guidance
  • You can request facilities at any time during your academic year. Deadlines apply for requesting examination facilities (see EEL regulations art. 8.1):
    • Quartile 1: October 15th 
    • Other examination periods: 15 working days before the start of the examination period
    • Resit (Aug/Sept): July 1st
  • For the practical organization of specific facilities (e.g. moving examinations, ...), you need to contact your academic advisor in time.
  • What after recognition as a student with a disability?

Your recognition applies to your entire study career at UHasselt. The granted facilities apply to your full program or temporarily.
We always treat your data with the necessary respect for your privacy. If any problems and/or conflicts arise from the granted facilities, you can contact the ombudsperson of the program.

Questions? Contact us!

Els Swijns, disability officer
faciliteiten@uhasselt.be

Studying in other circumstances

Do you belong to one of these groups?

  • Athlete
  • Performing as an artist
  • Working in employment
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Family care
  • Other special circumstances

Register as a student in particular circumstances.
This will allow you, where necessary, to use extra facilities for education and evaluations.

  • How to apply?

- As soon as you enrol at UHasselt, you can apply to be recognised as a 'student in special circumstances'.
- Via your student file - Special circumstances, you can start your application and upload the necessary certificates.
- You can request facilities at any time during your academic year. 
Deadlines apply for requesting examination facilities (see EEL regulations art. 8.1 - Top level Sport: alternative examination moments):

    • Quartile 1: October 15th 
    • Other examination periods: 15 working days before the start of the examination period
    • Resit (Aug/Sept): July 1st
  • You renew your application annually.
  • You take the initiative to register as a student in particular circumstances.
  • Which certificates do I need to submit?

What certificates do I need to submit, and what facilities can I call upon?

Read the criteria (pdf, 45 KB) you need to meet as a sports student.

Is this the first time you apply for a sports status (cat A)? Submit your application before 1 September.

We always treat your data with the necessary respect for your privacy.

Contact

Still have questions? Contact us!

  • Top sports

Katleen De Wit, sports coördinator 
011 26 81 16
katleen.dewit@uhasselt.be

  • Working student

Study coach of your faculty

  • Own company/business

Els Huysman, PXL-UHasselt StudentStartUP
011 26 87 20
els.huysman@uhasselt.be

  • Artist

Study coach of your faculty

  • Other special circumstances

Study coach of your faculty

  • Disability/functional impairment

Els Swijns, disability officer
011 26 90 08
faciliteiten@uhasselt.be