About ten percent of Saxion students have special needs during their studies. This is due to conditions such as, dyslexia, dyscalculia, AD(H)D, autism, a visual, hearing or speech impediment or a chronic or psychological illness. These impediments do not need to be an obstacle while studying at Saxion. To help we provide general support and, whenever possible, tailor-made support.

So everyone can study successfully!"

Make arrangements before your study programme starts

Are you a (potential) student with special needs who expects to encounter difficulties while studying? Then request a meeting with one of our student counsellors well in advance of starting your study programme. The student counsellor will check what kind of support we can offer you. You can make an appointment through the Student Information Service Point

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Do you have questions about studying with special needs? Then please mail us.

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What can you do?

It is certainly useful to report your special needs via Studielink, if you have also applied for your study programme via Studielink. Also inform your study career counsellor and lecturers about this. Do not forget to request a recognised (medical) declaration.

Please also inform Studielink!
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  • Extra exam time, a quiet space and/or increased font size for exams
  • Adjustment of exam format in cases of dyslexia or visual impairments
  • Use of resources: pen and paper, computer, calculator (for e.g. dyscalculia and stutter)
  • Language support (Dutch and English) via Saxion Language Expert
  • Extra study career counselling and/or student psychologist counselling
  • Spreading of study programme or internship
  • In case of study delay: extension of the DUO performance grant
  • In case of study delay: financial support through Saxion
  • Priority use of library concentration study area
  • Guidance from a student psychologist
  • Participation in the Buddy project for autism (guidance from a senior student during the first year)
  • Support in finding an internship in cases of autism
  • Timetable changes and/or attending lectures with another group (in event of chronic illness)

  • Use of disabled parking space, lift key, disabled toilet
  • Use of rest area
  • Locker use for storing belongings
  • Use of own recording equipment (provided by student)
  • Timetable adjustments and/or classes only at main location.
  • During exams: use of laptop

  • During exams or studying at school: use of software support (Kurzweil 3000)
  • During exams: use of own laptop with Jaws software package and Braille display
  • When studying at school: use of software support (Kurzweil 3000)
  • Receiving book list in advance

  • Alternative presentation, via video or in a small group
  • Sign-language interpreter (provided by student)
  • Speech-to-text interpreter (provided by student)
  • Mobile telecoil
  • Solo equipment (provided by student)