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Studying with disabilities

MDU offers various types of support and help so that students with disabilities will be able to study at the University on equal terms as others.

here is special educational support for you who have a permanent disability such as dyslexia, ADHD or chronic diseases that affect your studies. This support is designed based on your needs and may for example consist of help with taking notes, extra time in written exams, a mentor, or recorded course literature.

Apply for support

For you to be able to make use of the support offered you need to produce a medical examination report or diagnosis carried out by a specialist in your particular disability. If you don’t have a medical examination report you can contact 1177 to get more information on what to do to obtain one.

You also need to make a digital application in the Nais system. There you can upload certificates about your disability from for example a doctor, psychologist or speech therapist. After this you will be invited to a meeting with a coordinator to discuss your need of support. If you’re unable to send in a digital application you may contact the coordinator.

Apply for support External link.

Different forms of support

  • help with taking notes
  • mentor
  • recorded course literature
  • extra time in written exams
  • examinations in a smaller group
  • speech synthesis and language programmes
  • access to resource room or a computer to borrow
  • sign language interpretation

When you start a new course or a new module, do introduce yourself to the teacher, tell them what needs you have and show them the paper you got from the coordinator. Please don’t hesitate to ask for help when you need it.

Support for all students

Ordering education aids for exams

To order education aids for an exam, register for the exam first in Ladok for Students. Then fill in the web form for ordering education aids for exams.

Order education aids for exams

For you with a valid certificate, your order must be sent no later than ten (10) days before the exam date. To order aids before the exam, first sign up for the exam in Ladok.

Would you like to help others?

Would you like to work as a mentor or share your lecture notes? Helping others who are studying can be a meaningful and instructive extra job.
Please contact Marie Bergman to get more information about mentorship and help with taking notes.

More information

For more information about studying with disabilities,
please contact Marie Bergman.

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