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Accessibility information about the city of Ghent
Each student deserves the chance to bring out the best in him-/herself. That is why Artevelde University of Applied Sciences Ghent supports certain student groups through the recognition of a special status. Students with a disability, working students, top athletes, students with a political mandate, student-entrepreneurs, student-artists and student representatives are eligible for a special status. A student may also apply for a special status in case of other individual circumstances. Students with a special status can receive reasonable accommodations that aim at overcoming the obstacles created by their specific situation, in the context of educational and evaluation activities.
You can apply for reasonable accommodations by contacting the diversity coach of the department where you will follow your International Semester Programme:https://www.artevelde-uas.be/contact/diversity-coaches. The diversity coach will help you to apply for reasonable accommodations in the registration system and will coach you with any difficulties you may encounter during your stay at Artevelde University of Applied Sciences.
As an exchange student you will have to provide an official document that proofs your special status at your home institution or a formal attestation of the functional limitation(s). The diversity coach can guide you with obtaining the appropriate forms. You can read up on valid documents for registration on the 'Special Status Guide' which will be published here shortly.
The diversity coach is subject to the duty of discretion, meaning that he/she may not disclose any information to other parties than those authorised to consult it. Moreover, the diversity coach must always request the information from the student and not from third parties. Sensitive information must be kept safely and may only be disclosed upon written consent of the student.
You submit an application for a special status at the start of the academic year. In order to be eligible for examination accommodations, you need to file your application before 15 November for the first semester and before 15 April for the second semester, with an exception for unexpected circumstances. The processing of your application may take up to 30 days. Take into account earlier module exams or partial exams. If your situation or diagnosis is new or has changed, it is also possible to apply later in the academic year. You should do this as soon as possible.
You can read more in the 'Special Status guide' about what to expect. This guide will be published here shortly.
Adjustments can be made available for students under certain conditions, based on a needs assessment upon arrival at the University.
Please contact the responsible persons of the International Relations Office and Disability Office. They are your main point of contact and will look into your request together with the diversity coach and international coordinator of your international semester programme at Artevelde University of Applied Sciences. More detailed information about the procedure will be published shortly.
The student will receive a guided tour by the diversity coach of the department. Any specific need or request can be discussed during the preparation of the visit.
A doctor please!
There is a university medical service for students, which is located at Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 25, Ghent. Consultations are daily from 9 am to 7 pm on working days (9 am – 5 pm by appointment, 5 pm – 7 pm without appointment).
There are no evening consultations during the Christmas/Easter holidays, July and August. You can make an appointment during office hours at the reception of the Advisory Centre for Students: call +32 9 264 70 20.
Please inform the doctor if you can’t make it to the appointment. If you need urgent medical help at night, in weekends or on holidays, you can call the central number 1733.