The University of Lausanne will examine your individual situation as a student with a disability on a case-by-case basis, based on a medical certificate. A dedicated person has been appointed in each faculty to assess your specific needs with you and the arrangements that can be put in place for your exams.
There are multiple forms of visible and invisible disability, such as:
According to the Swiss Disability Discrimination Act (LHand), art. 4, para. 1: “A person with a disability is a person who, due to a physical, mental or psychological impairment which is likely to be permanent, finds it difficult or is unable to carry out everyday tasks, cultivate social contacts, move around, obtain education or training, or work”.
NB: the Faculties reserve the right not to grant some or all of the adjustments requested depending on the resources (human, financial, infrastructure, etc.) available or if the request is disproportionate.
Bachelor’s : the usual period of study is 6 semesters, up to a maximum of 10 semesters.
Part-time bachelor’s (50%): Disability confirmed by a medical certificate is a reason for applying to study part time for a Bachelor’s degree. The normal/maximum period of study is:
Master’s: the normal/maximum period of study is:
Part-time Master’s (50%): Disability confirmed by a medical certificate is a reason for applying to study part-time for a Master’s degree. The normal/maximum period of study is:
For the procedure for applying to study for a Master’s part time, see Rectorate Directive 3.12 Part-time study (50%) for university Master’s courses.
NB: The Dean of the Faculty can also grant two additional semesters on an exceptional basis in the case of force majeure or on legitimate grounds for Bachelor’s, part-time Bachelor’s, Master’s and part-time Master’s courses. Students must submit a written request setting out their reasons and provide documentary evidence (see Study Regulations).
At the front of the following auditoriums, seating is reserved for students with disabilities who need it:
They are identifiable with the following symbol: