Studying with a disability
Institutions in Maastricht offer varying degrees of support for students with disabilities. Some examples of support include (but are not limited to) financial, housing and facility support.
We encourage all students with disabilities to contact their educational insitutions for more details!
Support at UM
Financial support (Profileringsfonds)
Have you incurred a study delay due to special personal circumstances, such as illness, family circumstances, pregnancy, a handicap or disability? Then you might be eligible for financial support from the UM 'Profileringsfonds' for students. One of the conditions is that you get Dutch study finance during the study delay.
UnliMited is a network for and by students and employees with visible and/or invisible disabilities or chronical conditions, under the umbrella of the Taskforce Obstacle-free studying and working at UM.
Would you like more information about or make an active contribution to the UnliMited network for and by students with a disability? Check out the UnliMited Network page.
Student housing - urgency
Students with a disability or chronic disease may be eligible for housing with urgency (not for students with dyslexia). If special modifications are needed it is important to indicate in time which modifications you need, for example that the room must be wheelchair accessible. If no special modifications are necessary, only the registration time will be adapted.
An urgent request based on a medical indication will only be granted when you first contact Disability Support and submit an official statement. Disability Support will eventually submit your request to the Advisor & Mediator of Maastrichthousing.
ReadSpeaker TextAid is an online tool that provides reading, writing, and studying literacy support.TextAid uses text-to-speech software. With this tool you have both a written and spoken version of your uploaded documents. There is a read-along cursor so that TextAid can support you both auditory and visual. For more information, see: www.readspeaker.com/textaid/If you want to request an account, please send an email with the subject 'Request TextAid and your student ID' to Disability Support. Do not forget to send your dyslexia statement or another medical statement if you have not done that yet. If you do not have a medical certificate, but still think you would benefit from TextAid during your studies, you can also send a message to Disability Support explaining why you need it.
Support at ZUYD
In some cases you may need special or additional measures or facilities. That means that your lessons need to be flexible and can be tailored to your needs. You have an academic guidance counsellor who will discuss both your study progress and your personal development, and provide you with guidance in these respects.
If you are already a student at Zuyd and would like to meet with a counsellor, please plan an appointment via Osiris. If you are not yet a student at Zuyd, please direct your question to email@example.com. One of ZUYD's counsellors will contact you.