Individual study arrangements are based on an assessment by a specialist. This means that you need a certificate from a doctor, psychologist or similar specialist explaining your need for individual study arrangements. If possible, the certificate should give concrete suggestions on the types of arrangements that would be useful to you.
Applications for arrangements due to dyslexia (e.g. additional time for an examination) must be supported by an assessment from a special education teacher, speech therapist, psychologist, or an appropriately qualified medical practitioner. If you had additional time or other individual study arrangements in the Finnish matriculation examination, you can also include the Matriculation Examination Board’s decision, provided it explains the individual arrangements made for you at the time.
The period of validity of the assessment documents is decided on a case-by-case basis depending on the degree of permanence of the disability, illness or learning difficulty. For dyslexia, the assessments must originate from when the applicant was 16 years of age or older. The assessment documents are not recorded in the university information systems, and details of the student’s health status are disclosed only to the person granting the right to individual study arrangements.