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Exams with Alternative Arrangements

If you have difficulty taking exams because of a disability you may be granted an alternative arrangement for your exams, such as extra time and/or a larger font size. Possible grounds for alternative arrangements can be dyslexia, a visual handicap or a concentration disorder. Alternative exam arrangements may also be granted for temporary disabilities, for example due to an injury or acute illness. All exam locations are accessible by wheelchair.

How to apply

To qualify for alternative arrangements, you need to apply to the Disability Support Office at SSC. They will evaluate your situation and determine what facilities you need, and issue an advice called 'Advies Toewijzing Voorzieningen' (ATV)/ 'Advice Allotment Facilities' (AAF) that the faculty will use to make further arrangements.

Their report will be sent to our Academic Advisers, and the Board of Examiners. The academic advisers will issue a formal statement of the arrangement and which exams it applies to. Once the arrangement is granted the Exams Coordinator will contact you for the practical details.


Exam location

The exam date and time are added to your timetable about one week before the exam date. The timetable will read 'to be announced' as a location, and refer you to the Service Desk. At the day of the exam, please be present at the Service Desk 20 minutes before the start of the exam and await further instructions from a staff member. You will be shown to the exam room 15 minutes before the start of the exam.


  • The exams with alternative arrangements are organized at the faculty, either at the UNS40 for paper-based exams or UNS50 Computer landscape for digital exams.  Please be aware that, sporadically, paper-based examinations may be organized at the UNS50 and digital examinations may be organized at the UNS40. Always consult your timetable prior to an exam to be correctly informed about your exam location.

  • Changes in the timetable with regard to exam location are made manually by staff members. Therefore, when you register for an exam, it can take 1 or 2 working days before your exam location in the timetables is updated (i.e. changed to: 'to be announced’).

  • Students whose alternative exam arrangements include the usage of a PC, have their paper-based exams at the Uns40. For digital exams, which are already administrated via a PC, the exam location will be the UNS50 computer landscape.


    Absent? Notify & cancel

  • Notify us

    Notify the Exams Coordinator if you will be absent from an exam with alternative arrangements, so that any provisions (such as the room reservation and invigilator) can be cancelled. Please note that if you are absent without sending prior notice, you forfeit your right to the alternative exam arrangement. Send a message via AskPsy >>

    Cancel the exam

    Whenever possible, cancel the exam during the exam registration period. That's the short registration period, about three weeks before the exam. See Absent at exam >> for more information.

Related links

UM website (Financial support in the case of study delay, Regulations UM 'Profileringsfonds' for students): Profileringsfonds
Studying with a disability
Last modified: Fri, 11/12/2020 - 11:24

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