Academic adjustments are possible for the accommodation of individual disadvantages and hardships, which can result from specific circumstances in life. According to Section 67 of the General Study Regulations, students can apply for academic adjustments due to disability or chronic illnesses.
Should you have any doubts or questions regarding the application for academic adjustment please do not hesitate to contact us.
You can use the application form provided by your examination board, which you can find on your institute’s website. You can find the link to the examination board on the overview pages for the degree programs.
If such a form is not available, you may submit your application with our sample application form.
What to include in your application:
Please describe your symptoms and how they impact your ability to study. For example, you may experience a “reduced ability to concentrate” due to an illness or as a side effect of medication you are taking. Your medical diagnosis does not need to be included.
Please send your application and supporting documents from your TU email account as a PDF file directly to the examination board. You can find the link to the examination board on the overview pages for the degree programs.
Your application will either be approved fully as submitted or the form(s) of academic adjustment(s) will have been modified and this modification approved. You may then make use of the academic adjustment. If the modification does not compensate for disadvantages, however, please contact our advising team.
If you would like to make use of the academic adjustment, you must inform each lecturer independently in the courses in which you wish to take examinations of the approved academic adjustment and agree on modified study and examination conditions. Otherwise the right to academic adjustment does not exist.
Please contact our advising team if your application is denied.
Please not, you don`t need to name your diagnosis. Instead, the symptoms of the illness and their effects on the student’s ability to perform should be described in detail.
A disability ID is not required and is not sufficient on its own.
The medical certificate or statement must contain the following: