What is a long-term disability?
If you have a disability that may affect your studies, you can get support during your time at Uppsala University. This may include support for reading and writing difficulties/dyslexia, mental disorders, neuropsychiatric disorders, hearing impairment, visual impairment, physical disabilities or chronic illnesses. To receive support you need to certify your disability.
A disability is, according to the Discrimination Act (SFS 2008: 567), a:
"permanent physical, mental or intellectual limitation of a person’s functional capacity that as a consequence of injury or illness existed at birth, has arisen since then or can be expected to arise."
The type of support you will receive is directly related to your studies and according to your needs. Support is planned in collaboration with you as a student. If you require support, please contact one of Uppsala University's disability coordinators.
If you have a temporary injury or illness, you are not covered by this support. If you need support during the period that you are injured or ill you should turn to your department's study counsellor.
Apply for special pedagogical support
If you have a long-term disability you can apply for special pedagogical support during your studies at Swedish higher education institutions.
Before you apply, make sure you have a certificate issued by a licensed health care professional, speech therapist or equivalent.
How to apply for support:
- Apply for special pedagogical support through the application system "Nais".
- Once you have filled in your application you will get an email from a disability coordinator and be asked to book an appointment with them for consultation.
- After the consultation you will get an email with an approval (or rejection) with recommendations for the support you need. The approval is valid from the day you register at the university.
- Your application will be rejected if you have not included a certificate for your disability or if you are not registered
We recommend you to bring your approval and/or recommendation email with you when you talk to your department.
If you already have an approval you are always welcome to book an appointment with your coordinator.