Studying with special circumstances
Do you need extra support because of special circumstances? You might be dealing with a chronic disability or illness. Or you're combining your studies with another time-consuming activity, such as a professional sport or a business. No problem! We help you make the most out of your studies.
Studying with exceptional circumstances? HAN Helps
Do you have special circumstances that affect your studies? For example, a disability, chronic illness, or involvement in elite sport? Need extra facilities to support you in your studies?
HAN offers several services to ensure your study environment fits your needs. For example:
- Modifications to the accessibility of buildings
- Study aids
- Exam provisions
- Potential alternatives to curriculum components
- Timetable adjustments
- Adapted attendance requirements
- Possible financial aid for study delays
Please note: students with a physical disability who require (daily) personal care must arrange this support themselves.
What kind of special circumstances are there?
Studying with a disability or illness
HAN offers support to all students with a disability or illness. Whether you have a physical, psychological, or sensory disability. Or you're dealing with other conditions. Like dyslexia, autism, ADHD or Chron's disease.
Studying and dealing with personal circumstances
You might be facing difficulties in your personal life. Due to pregnancy or due to a family member who is chronically ill. Whatever your situation is, HAN helps you out to ensure you that you can continue your studies at your pace.
Studying as an elite athlete
As an elite athlete, you are basically running 2 careers: one as an elite athlete and one as a student. HAN offers you flexible education to make the most of both. You can, for instance, spread your exams or attend classes online.
Studying while running a business
Studying while running a business? HAN helps you combine your entrepreneurial activities with your studies.
Dylexia, dyslecia, dyxlexia... Wait, how's that actually spelled?
Do you have dyslexia? You're not the only one. Dyslexia is more common than you would think. About 5% of students have dyslexia. That means that in a group of 20 or more students, there's at least one student with dyslexia.
HAN wants to help you make the most out of your studies. There are standard facilities available for all of our dyslexic students. Do you have a valid dyslexia statement from your doctor or psychologist? Then you're entitled to 25% extra time for your exams.
Would you like to use our facilities? Just contact your study advisor at the start of your study. He or she will arrange everything for you. You don't have to fill in the special circumstances form.
HAN respects your privacy
Your special circumstances are very personal. It is up to you to decide whether you want to share these details. Are you planning to inform HAN about your special circumstances? Then it's good to note the following:
- Your circumstances do not affect your admission status.
- The information you give us will only be shared with your study advisor and student counselor. It won't be shared with your teachers or fellow students. It is up to you to decide who you share these details with.
- A meeting with your study advisor is optional - not required. Good to know if just notifying HAN about your circumstances is sufficient for you. Need help during your studies? You can contact your study advisor at any time.
You're not the only one: 20% of HAN students are dealing with special circumstances.
What can we arrange for you?
As a HAN student, you get access to many study aids. Are you dyslexic? The Claroread tool will assist you in reading, writing and summarizing texts.
You can get extra time during your exams or take oral exams instead of written exams. And you get to use tools that help you, such as a laptop.
You can get different assignments or spread out your assignments over a longer period.
Attending classes with other groups or spending less hours in class.
At the end of your first year, you receive study advice. This advice is based on the credits you've earned by attending classes and passing exams.
Positive advice? Then you can move on to the 2nd year. Negative study advice? That usually means you have to quit. However, when you're dealing with special circumstances, exceptions can be made. In that case, your study advisor will give you personal advice. He or she will help you find a solution that allows you to continue your studies successfully.
Read more about options for financial support in the Regulations for Special Student Facilities.
Register your special circumstances
Would you like to register your personal circumstances? You're by no means obligated to share anything. Meeting a student counselor is optional. At any moment of your studies, HAN is there to help you out. A student counselor can help you make the most out of the studies. We focus on your personal needs.