There may be unforeseen circumstances that have a considerable impact on your studies. (Chronic) illness, exceptional family circumstances, physical or mental disabilities such as AD(H)D, ASD or dyslexia for example. But also elite sports, working in a board or pregnancy have a considerable impact on your capacity to study. Would you like to know more about studying with a disability, you can find more information here about what the TUD offers.
If these circumstances might cause a delay in your studies, it is important not to wait but to discuss your circumstances with the academic counsellor of your programme. The academic counsellor will be treat your situation with full confidentiality and can help finding possible solutions within your programme or help adapt your planning to your circumstances. The academic counsellor also offers information and guidance with possible financial support.