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What counts as a disability?

Published: 17 May 2016

A disability can express itself as the physical, medical, psychological or cognitive limitation of a person's ability to function.

A disability arises when people experience limitations in relation to their surroundings because of their disabilities. To be entitled to educational support associated with your studies, you must have a disability as defined in the Discrimination Act (2008: 567):

"Permanent physical, mental or intellectual limitation of a person's ability to function as a result of an injury or illness existed at birth, has arisen since then or can be expected to arise."

What do I do if I do not have a proof of my disability?

As a basis for assessing if a student has a permanent disability, the coordinator needs a certificate from an expert, ie doctor or other healthcare professional, such audiologist, speech therapist or psychologist. If you do not have such a document, you must apply to the County Council (Landstinget) or other care-providing institution.

Temporary Injury

If you temporary injury or illness, you are not entitled to receive educational support for disability.  In this case, contact your department about the possibility of getting support based on your needs.