Students with disabilities
As a student you can apply for pedagogical support in connection with your studies. If you are in need of pedagogical support, please contact the coordinator for students with disabilities well before the start of the academic term so that we can help you in the best way possible.
You have to verify your disability with a certificate stating that your disability is permanent. The certificate should be in English and signed by a doctor. When we have received the certificate you will together with the university's coordinator for students with disabilities make an assessment of support that may be required.
If you are going to study at Kristianstad University as an exchange student your university must confirm that they are willing to pay for the support you can receive here. Your coordinator at your home university must contact us well before your arrival.
You should also contact the disability coordinator and/ or the international office at your home university regarding the possibility of applying for an extra ERASMUS grant to cover possible costs for support during the exchange.
The pedagogical support is intended to compensate for difficulties that may arise in the study situation. Please note that transport service, technical equipment, medical assistance or aids and assistance outside the university setting is the responsibility of the Social Welfare system in the municipality of your residence. Please contact the municipality before you apply to the University.
The University's policy on support and accessibility
Kristianstad University aims to provide accessibility to premises, studies and examinations for people with disabilities or learning difficulties, such as dyslexia. Our policy on support is based on Sweden's discrimination act (SFS 2008:567) which stipulates that it is prohibited to discriminate against at student or an applicant on basis of disability.
What is a disability?: Disability is defined in the Discrimination Act (SFS 20008:567) as a permanent physical, mental or intellectual limitation of a person's functional capacity that as consequence of injury or illness existed at birth, has arisen since then or can be expected to arise.
At Kristianstad University we provide the following types of support
Notetaking: If you need help taking notes during lectures please contact the coordinator for further information.
Sign language interpreter: If you have a hearing defect or are deaf, you may get assistance from a sign language interpreter or writing interpreter in your studies. Due to a general lack of interpreters you should contact the coordinator as soon as possible, preferably when you apply to the university.
Special arrangements of teaching and examination: Your disability may mean that the study programme syllabus or the syllabus will have to be adjusted. The contents of a course unit will for example have to be replaced or altered. Eventual changes will be noted in your course certificate. You may also be allowed a longer examination time or an alternative form of examination, for example an oral instead of a written exam. You will always have to discuss special arrangements of teaching and examination with your programme/course coordinator/examiner and the coordinator.
Accessible Media: If you for example are visually disabled or have dyslexia, you can download talking books from MTM free of charge. Please contact a librarian for further information on accessible media.