Who is entitled to study support for students with disabilities?

Last changed: 25 January 2024
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You can receive study support if you have a long-term disability that limits you in your studies. It may be one of the following, for example:

  • Reading and writing difficulties/dyslexia. 
  • Mental health problems e.g., long-term depression or bipolar disorder
  • Neuropsychiatric conditions such as ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ADS).
  • Hearing or visual impairments
  • Reduced mobility
  • Chronic illnesses 
  • Problems that remain after illness or injury

In order to receive study support, a certificate from a doctor or other specialist is required. The support is intended to compensate for functional capacity due to the certified disability. Difficulties in the study situation due to other reasons than permanent or long lasting disability, are not included in the study support.

How to apply for learning support



Study with disabilities

If you have questions about studying with disabilities that might affect your studies and how to apply for study support, contact us at ability@slu.se

You can read more about studying with disabilities on the student web.