Desk for studying with a disability or extra support question

Are you encountering obstacles in your studying due to a disability or other special needs? For example, you have difficulty focusing on your study, meeting deadlines or managing your energy. Or are you a new student and you think you may need support? You are not the only one!

At TU Delft we have students who have:

  • Dyslexia
  • AD(H)D
  • A chronic illness (such as Crohn's disease, diabetes, asthma, arthritis, ME/CFS, irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Visual, auditory and motor impairments
  • An autism spectrum disorder
  • Long-term psychological problems
  • Extra educational support due to special circumstances (for example parenthood, providing informal care, treatment because of gender transitioning)

Everyone encounters obstacles at some point during their studies. But some students experience larger obstacles than others. Horizon can help you.

What is Horizon?

Horizon is an online platform from Career and Counselling Services for all TU Delft students with a disability or other special needs. Even if you are not yet sure what obstacles you may encounter or what you are looking for, Horizon is there for you! You will come into contact with student counsellors and student teaching assistants who have experience of studying with a disability. Things you can contact Horizon for include:

Direct facilities:

β€’    Find more information about requesting extra time for tests and exams here
β€’    You can read more about requesting the free licence for read-aloud software (TextAid) here.
β€’    Study Buddy: for practical help in studying.

Information and advice

  • Customised adjustments for taking your education programme and exams
  • Help in finding financial compensation if you experience a delay in your studies and for extra resources
  • Advice on policy, laws and regulations within TU Delft
  • Training sessions and workshops
  • Explanation of possible solutions with regard to accommodation

Do you have dyslexia, ADHD or ASD and do you want extra time for your exams? For new students with questions about this facility or who want to know more about reading software: there are online consultation hours for questions about studying with a functional impairment and/or support questions in September on Fridays.


Any questions?

Send them to:

The mailbox is read and handled by Horizon's student assistants in consultation with the student counsellors.

If you want to make an appointment for the walk-in hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays, you can enroll before 11:00 AM. 


When should you speak to the academic counsellor?

The academic counsellor in your faculty is your first point of contact if you experience personal circumstances that affect your studying. At Horizon you can request the above facilities and find general information, as well as getting advice on studying with a disability at TU Delft. For more specific support from your faculty and to request other facilities, you should contact your academic counsellor. You can find the contact details for your academic counsellor here: AEArchitecture & the Built Environment, Applied Sciences, β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹CEG, EEMCS, IDE, METPM.

Who do I contact for what?